Ephesians 1:17-19. “17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”
Our Christian life must be centered around this purpose – to know God as He is in truth, as revealed by His Word, and to correct our false ideas of who God is. Paul’s prayer to us is that we may know Him better. Jesus’ prayer in John 17 is the same,
“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”
The glorious Father; who is glorious in himself, in the perfections of his nature, and in the works of his hands. The Father who has adopted each of us into His family, He takes care of us, He protects us. He has promised us an eternal inheritance as the children of God.
How do we get to know God better? We must start with faith. The first step in knowing God better is to know Jesus Christ, who was sent from God. Once we are born again by the power of the Holy Spirit, we can truly begin to learn about God, His character, and His will. Romans 10:17 says, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ.” It cannot be stressed enough how the study of God’s Word, the Bible, is vital to knowing God better.
Those who are learning more about God are also those who obey the command to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Born-again believers always have the Holy Spirit, but the Bible teaches us to walk in the Spirit and surrender to His will.
Prayer is also an important part of knowing God better. As we pray, we praise God for His character and for what He has done. We spend time with Him, relying on His power and allowing the Spirit to intercede for us.
Also, one can get to know God better by fellowshipping with other believers. The Christian life was not meant to be lived alone. We learn more about God through the preaching of God’s Word and the godly counsel of those who walk with Him. Make the most of your church experience, get involved, do small-group Bible study, go witnessing with fellow believers. Just like a log burning on the hearth soon goes out when it is removed and placed aside, so we will lose our passion for God if we do not fellowship with other believers. But put the log back into the fire with the other logs, and it will burn brightly again.
To summarize how to get to know God better: 1) Accept Christ as your Savior. 2) Read His Word. 3) Daily, be filled with the Holy Spirit. 4) Seek the Lord through prayer. 5) Fellowship and live out your life with the saints.