Knowing God More

knowing God

The word know is defined as being aware of something, as well as to have an understanding of something. Even better, the word know includes the idea of having experience of something.

In our unshakeable pursuit, we are seeking to know God more. We can know how to tie our shoes, know what type of food we want to cook, and know how many cups of coffee are too many in 1 day (2 cups is it for me—or I will know by observation what is happening at 3 a.m. in my neighborhood!). To know God, though, isn’t just knowing the stories of Scripture, the “things He has done.” We want to know Him in our experience of Him in our lives!

I experience God’s beauty in my drive home. I understand God’s grace in meeting my needs. I know God’s presence when I sit beside the ocean and remember my favorite Bible verse—Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be honored among the nations. I will be honored in the earth” (NIrV1). Our knowledge of God can include the difference He has made in our lives, the things we have witnessed in the lives of our friends, and the things we see each week in our sweet preschoolers in Mission Friends!

As preschool leaders, we have a unique opportunity to help guide our little ones on the first steps of the unshakable pursuit. Preschoolers embody the need to know more. Why? Who? How? What preschooler do you know who doesn’t ask questions? As we work to teach them the names of colors we have the chance to also teach them the One who made the leaves green. As we show them how to share the blocks, we teach them to share God with their friends. What joy we can have helping preschoolers know and learn about God. He is the Creator who made heaven and earth. He is the provider who gave us food and water. He is the one who sees and cares for us.

I hope you will come to know God even more in your study of His Word, in your life, and as you lead your preschoolers.

Pray: Thank You, God, for showing Yourself in our world! God, help me to know You more. Guide me to study Your Word to understand You better. Help me to lead preschoolers to know You.

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1. Scripture quotations marked (NIrV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Reader’s Version®, NIrV® Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.

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