There’s a wonderful song sung by Bing Crosby years ago called “Getting To Know You”. I don’t remember all the lyrics, but these are the ones that I started singing this morning as I decided to share my experiences with you as I grew into knowing my Savior.Getting to know you Getting to feel free and easy When I am with you Getting to know what to say Haven’t you noticed Suddenly I’m bright and breezy? Because of all the beautiful and new Things I’m learning about you Day by day When I came to Christ in August 2006, my desire was to get to know my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So I proceeded to spend almost 2 years studying in-depth the Gospel of John. I didn’t use commentaries or any other study materials; just my 24-year-old Scofield reference KJV Bible. I knew it was the will of my Heavenly Father to study His Word, so I prayed earnestly for the Holy Spirit to discern the Word for me— after all He wrote it! The lyrics: “Suddenly I’m bright and breezy, Because of all the beautiful and new, Things I’m learning about you, Day by day” describe exactly my experience in ‘getting to know my Lord and Savior’. One thing I can tell you without any doubt is that God’s Holy Word is alive! This morning as I read in John, I saw something I’d not “seen” before; seen as in the ‘eyes of my understanding’.
The Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 1:17-20:
” That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened ; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe , according to the working of His mighty power, Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,”Peter’s first letter explains (much better than I could) what my learning experience yielded. “…a ‘lively’ hope , rejoicing , peace and hope 1 Peter 1:1-7 I pray that as I share all the beautiful things I learned about our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ you will be blessed and encouraged in the faith. Faithfully and always His ♥ Streim (Α: Introduction)