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I love my husband, and I know lots of things about Him. I know he is an awesome Pastor and teacher. He is the most amazing Dad in the world, and he is a wonderful husband. He likes Indian food and anything spicy. He’s a great musician, he loves to play Rock Band with the girls, and he loves to read.

I have been a follower of Jesus my whole life. I made a solid commitment to Him when I was about 14 years old. Just like my relationship with my husband, I feel like I have a great relationship with Jesus. I know lots of things about Him. I know He is God, I know He made the world. I know He loves me and He died for me. The list of things I know about Him is endless. But…do I know Him?

If all I knew about my husband was an endless list of things about him, and not the inner-workings of him; his passions, his feelings, emotions, what drives him, what disappoints him, etc., we would not grow too much in our relationship.

Just like in my relationship with my husband, I need to understand that my list of the things I know about God is good, but those things don’t mean I know God.

To know more about my husband, we spend time together. I listen to him. I watch him through the day. I see how he responds in various situations. I have learned more of his heart by being by his side through countless events, activities, ups, downs, and otherwise.

I spend time with God

· Praying

· Reading the Bible

· Listening to music that makes me think about God and love Him more

· Trying to go through my day with open eyes to see where He is working and what He is doing.

Relationships take a lot of work. What are some things you do to work on your relationship with God?

3 thoughts on “Lists

  • February 3, 2009 at 10:40 pm
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    I’m spending a lot of time in prayer for a friend who is struggling with infertility and another friend who is going through the adoption process…and hasn’t had the best of luck. God has layed these two women on my heart and the more I’m in prayer for them the closer I feel I’ve been drawn into the Lord. For some reason praying for others and not so much myself has forced me to listen more and not speak so much. I feel like I’m being more obedient than ever and finding a newness and maturity in myself just by listening. I don’t really know if that answers your question…but that’s why I’m up to these days 🙂

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  • February 4, 2009 at 11:01 am
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    Reading his word, soaking in his presence. Communicating through prayer and listening for instruction from him for my life. And I love the fact that when I don’t do it like I should I’m always able to go back to him again and he recieves me.

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