“Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him.” (Hosea 6:3)
To acknowledge the Lord, our God, we need to know who God is. Paul rightly tells us how important it is in his letter to his fellow Christians in Philippi.
“What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ.” (Philippians 3:8).
Paul was a well-educated man. However, no knowledge and wisdom could satisfy him. When he met God in person and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, he was able to be satisfied. And he confesses that the knowledge of Christ is most precious to him.
Dear my siblings in Christ, God is inviting us to this mystery of knowing. God wants to build very personal and deep relationships with us. God wants to fill our needs. God wants to provide for us as parents constantly provide for their kids. Therefore, we need to put more effort into getting to know this good God.
Getting to know someone requires two things. First, it takes time to get to know the person. Second, it requires passion and intention. If you are without any passion or intention, you will give up soon. To know God more deeply, we must pour out our will and passion.
To meet these two factors, we will focus on the spiritual disciplines below this year:
1. Read the Bible everyday (1 chapter from OT / 1 chapter from NT)
2. Attend Worship (weekly)
3. Serve others (inside/outside the church)
As we read the Word of God, we will learn more about who God is. Through worship, we will meet and experience God. Furthermore, the Lord will fill us and give us strength to live in the world. And we go out into the world and spread the love of God through serving others.
Dear KPCI brothers and sisters, let's become a community that becomes more like God this year by reading the Bible, attending worship, and serving others!