The past 5 months of my life have been nothing short of life giving. This past year, I was in a worship service singing about and for Jesus, and at one point in the service, I broke down in tears.
Why? Because I realized I was singing about a man I barely knew and was just beginning to know.
This man on whom I have staked my entire life on, and I barely knew him.
And so, I have been on a quest of discovering Jesus-the man on whom I have believed since I was a little child. I want to “know* the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3)
(*For my Greek scholars out there, ginōskō )
Jesus, for a long time, has always been my man of yesterday. (Heb 13:8). Not my today. Waiting for my forever.
Jesus was (and still is) my salvation, my foundation, my redeemer, the one I was to be with on the day of his return.
But what does it mean to know him, right now?
Just by reading him? Studying him? Memorizing the verses of his teachings? Preaching the message of the cross?
I never just read and studied about God- I also chased after him with my heart. I sought to experience God.
But I was afraid to experience Jesus, because “blessed are those who have not seen me, and yet believe” John 20:29
Anybody else relate?
Today I am learning what it means to know him.
Now, when I chase after God, I also chase after Jesus.
He is the first and the last, after all! (Rev 1:17)
So- here are a few verses that I have considered, when it comes to knowing my Lord. I hope you get blessed as you consider these verses too.
Because yes, he is your salvation.
But he is also:
Your Good Shepard. ( John 10:11-14)
Your Vine (John 15:1-5)
The Overseer of Your Soul (1 Peter 2:25)
The Head of the Church (Eph 1:20-23)
Your intercessor (Romans 8:34)
With us when we are gathered in his name (Matthew 18:20)
Your Mediator (1 Tim 2:5)
Our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Is 9:6)
God with us, Immanuel ( Is 7:14)
God’s image, and his exact representation (Hebrews 1:3, 2 Cor 4:4, Col 1:15)
Can I just say that this is a SHORT list of who Jesus is and what he is doing? Please don’t stop there, because….
We are called to fellowship with God , and Jesus Christ, (1 Cor 1:9. 1 Jo 1:3)
My encouragement for anyone out there, is to not be scared of Jesus….. and
ASK God to show you who he is to YOU, right now. I’m doing that, and it’s breaking down years of built up walls.