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Become "Deeply and Intimately Acquainted" with God

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If you want to know Jesus, you’ve got to spend time with him. And if you want to spend time with him, you’ve got to make time for him.

“For my determined purpose is that I may . . . progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly” (Philippians 3:10 AMP). 

Happiness is found in getting to know God a little bit better every day. 

In Philippians 3:10, Paul said, “For my determined purpose is that I may . . . progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly” (AMP). 

Paul became “deeply and intimately acquainted” with God because he had a relationship with him and took the time to get to know him. 

You don’t become “deeply and intimately acquainted” with God by accident. As Paul says, it’s a “determined purpose.” It’s something you have to do something about. You have to invest your time in it. 

Make time for God! If you set aside 10 or 15 minutes of focused time with God each morning, you’ll begin “understanding the wonders” of God with greater clarity. And you’ll begin to experience greater happiness in your life.

Talk It Over

What are some things you do every day for at least 15 minutes? Do you do them because they’re essential or just because they’ve become habitual? 

How can you adjust your schedule so that you can spend more time with God? 

What distractions can keep you too busy to spend time with God?

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This devotional © 2019 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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