Our church camp, Victory Camp (www.victorycamp.com) has a large intern program to handle the summer crowds. Every year during their training, the camp invites staff/intern alumni to return and share their personal “nuggets of wisdom” on how to work at camp. I am always amazed at the wisdom, advice, experience, and humor that comes forth each year.
Well, at E-quip we are working on a journal that will go along with our book, The Secret Place, Revealed. Each page will have lines to write notes, thoughts, and revelations the Lord shares as time is spent with Him. At the top of each page there will be “nuggets of wisdom” taken from the book. Hopefully, these nuggets will motivate and inspire us to continue spending times of intimacy with God. So, I figured I would try some of these nuggets out on YOU today. Let me know what you think!
Knowledge without the Spirit is nothing but a notch in our belt about how smart we are. I would rather know the Lord through my relationship with Him than just know Him from the books I’ve read or the degrees I’ve acquired.
A saying we use today is accurate concerning this topic, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Boy is that ever the truth concerning Jesus.
Our relationship with the Lord, our knowing Him, is the most intimidating weapon we possess against the enemy.
The greatest battle a Christian will ever face is the battle for “time” alone with the Lord.
The devil wants to drive a wedge between God and us because it separates us from our Source.
I want people to look at me and “see” that I have “been with Jesus.”
Prayer is not about us doing all the talking. I think God wants to talk to us much more than we allow Him to.
We have to understand the Bible is God’s voice in print.
Dive into the Word of God as you never have before and allow God’s voice in print to reveal exactly “who” He is and what that means for you.
Imagine doing and doing and doing all the wonderful things we as Christians do but missing the most important thing of all; knowing Him.
When we only have a one-sided conversation, it’s impossible to ever “know” someone. It takes dialog to know someone. It takes interaction and plenty of time to get to know them personally.
It takes time, effort, dedication, and commitment to really know Him. Are we willing to do what it takes to know Him?
The benefits far outweigh the battle it takes to develop this relationship.
Consistency is something that seems to be disappearing more and more in today’s society, but consistency is a key factor in knowing God.
“Get into the routine of spending quality time with God but don’t let your time with Him become routine.”
As you are faithful in cultivating this REALationship your life will see changes that will amaze even long-time believers.
Pastor Kevin Kinchen