Monday, September 29, 2014

In Praying I Come to Know God (PrayerLife)

Linda and I
I regularly get together with people who come on Sunday mornings to check out our church. In just an hour's time, with some coffee added for clarity's sake, I come to know a lot about someone. When I share with and listen to people I grow in my knowledge of them.

In the same way praying increases my knowledge of God. I come to know God, over time, in the act and habit of conversing with God. Wayne Grudem writes: "Prayer, which is personal communication from us to God, not only helps us know about God but also helps us truly know God." (Wayne Grudem, Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know, Kindle Locations 588-589)

Reading a book on prayer is good; praying is better. Hearing about other people's prayer lives helps; praying helps more. Knowing about God is cool; way cooler is knowing God.