Beloved, it is with great joy and excitement in my heart that I write this day. I cannot begin to imagine what my life would have been like had the Lord not had mercy on me 18 years ago. It seems like yesterday but it is such an awesome experience to walk with God! And yet He consistently tells me, ‘Daughter, It is only yet the beginning; your latter days shall surely be greater than your past! What a privilege! Glory to Jesus!!!!!
As I daily bask in this place of rest i.e. the joy of knowing Him, my heart reaches out to those yet to experience this life-changing encounter with God. Many are seeking Him but have been led along wrong paths that have drawn them even farther away from God.
Knowing Christ is much more than receiving answers to your problems. It is much more than living in material abundance. My sister, knowing Christ is LIFE! Apostle Paul expatiates on what it means to know God in Philippians 3: 7-11:
“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead”.
I sincerely believe that it is only when you are able to ‘consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus’ and when you desire to share in His sufferings, then you can truly experience the joy of knowing Him. When you begin to live in that realm, nothing else matters. The mere thought of knowing that you KNOW Christ causes all mountains to melt like wax! It causes you not to hold on to the things of this life as if it were your only hope. Rather, you live in the daily consciousness that Christ is your source, hope and your blessed assurance! You approach the things of this life in simplicity of heart and confidence knowing that your life is in His hands.
Beloved, there is exceeding joy and rest in knowing God personally and intimately. It revives and restores your entire being. Let there be a sense of urgency in your heart to come to a point in your life where the knowledge of Christ brings you daily and everlasting Joy. I do remain in prayer for you knowing that as you desire this place of rest and abundant joy, your God will be well pleased with you and generations shall indeed be blessed because of you !