The Best Question to Ask…

Asking the Right Questions to the Right Person will always get you the right answers!
If you and I were created for something more, it sure would be nice to know what that something is, right? Right!

So, how do you know what you have been created for? Good question, no actually great question! It is a question that needs to be asked! Better yet, it is a question that needs to be answered! I am so glad you asked!

Just like any good teacher, the best answer seems to always be a question! Haha… Don’t you just hate when someone answers your question with a question? I do… but sometimes it is necessary.

So my question for you is: Do you KNOW the One who created you for a purpose? That’s right, do you KNOW Him?

A couple of years ago I read a passage of Scripture that spoke volumes to me on knowing God. King David was drawing near to the end of his life and is about to turn over his kingdom to his son, Solomon. David gives some of the best advice that a father could give his son. He says to his son: “And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately.” 1 Chronicles 28:9 (NLT)

There are a couple of words that stand out in this verse: know and intimately. The word know in the Hebrew is Yada, which means to know by experience. There are all kinds of ways that we can know someone by experience. When we come into contact with people, we have an experience with them. So how are you to experience God? David answers that question. We are to experience Him intimately! Intimate means a close, deep relationship; it is a closeness that is intertwined with understanding, confidence, and total acceptance. To Know God is to have an intimate experiential knowledge of Him!

There are a lot of people who know about God or may know God as an acquaintance but do not know Him in a personal and intimate way. However, there is a major difference between an acquaintance of God and intimately knowing God. Think about it in the terms of a marriage or dating relationship. How close would you be to your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend if you only talked to them once a month or even once a week? Do you really think you would know them very well? Probably not. The reason why you married your spouse or are dating someone is because you developed a deep and personal relationship with them. This relationship did not happen overnight and it didn’t happen by causally meeting them every once in a while. It took time to learn about them, right? Right! The same is true with God. We must spend time with our Heavenly Father and get to know Him intimately!

So how does knowing God intimately relate to the purpose in which we were created for? Well, if you don’t know the Creator of our purpose very well, then we will never know exactly what He created us for in any area of our life! The only way to find out your purpose in this life is to get to know God by experiencing Him through a close, deep and yes intimate relationship. As you grow closer to Father, as you keep seeking Him and asking Him your purpose in this life, I promise He will show you what purpose He created you for! So see, it is about asking the questions to the right person!

So have you asked the Right questions to the Right Person? Let me know what you think! Or if you would like for me to be praying for you in finding your purpose I would love to, just let me know!

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About Jacob Ricker

Christ-Follower! Husband to his bestfriend, Holly, dad to 3 cool kids, Peyton, Caitlyn, & Megan. Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church.

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