Sign Up for Updates
- Latest Blog
- Men's Christian Living
- Women's Christian Living
- View All
4 Steps to Knowing God Through Prayer
Knowing God is the greatest quest you can undertake as a follower of our mighty King. By knowing His heart, His character, and His attributes, you will more fully develop into the kingdom disciple you’ve been placed on earth to become. You’ll also better understand His priorities so you can better align yours under His. And as you come to know God more deeply, you will gain access to many of His benefits, such as peace, grace, guidance, and spiritual prosperity.
As you pray these to your Heavenly Father, you’ll be seeking Him on your own behalf, and you’ll come to experience His love and power infused in you on a higher level than ever before. My hope is that your relationship with God will then flourish and overflow, enabling you to live out your purpose of advancing His kingdom agenda on earth.
Prayer is heavenly permission for earthly interference, and it’s communication with God, who longs to be involved with you on a very personal level. Prayer opens the door for both that interference and involvement to happen. I want to encourage you, then, to pray regularly, because abiding with God through prayer is one of the most important things you can do in life.
You can follow this helpful outline to nurture your time with Him:
Identify a time each day when you can spend concentrated and focused energy on pursuing a greater relationship with God.
Consider several ways to nurture your relationship with God during this time. It could be freely writing thoughts you have toward Him or thanking Him for His attributes in a journal. Or it could be looking up Scripture on a given attribute of God and meditating on it for a few minutes.
Evaluate how your relationship deepens as you spend consistent time with God in His Word and with Him in prayer. Also assess whether praying these prayers makes it easier for you to proclaim Jesus to others through your words and actions. That should be a natural outgrowth of
knowing God’s heart more deeply.
Repeat this practice. After you’ve put it into play for at least a week, continue to incorporate the various prayers into your daily intimate time with God.
Knowing God will also bring you stability in times of crisis and change. We’ve gone through a significant number of difficulties and challenges in our culture over the last few years, and everyone could use more calm in their hearts. As you get to know God through relational communication with Him, may He reveal Himself more fully to you and give you a greater grace and peace each day.
“He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.”