To Really Know Him…

Tonight, when I started writing my blog, I actually had two really cool ideas in mind. But I began to pray about what God would have me to share and I felt that this is what He wanted me to share: a prayer for you and for us all.

Dear God,

Since the day we began planning my website and blog, I’ve had one desire really—to show You to my readers. The funny thing has been that really through my feeble attempts to show You to them, You have showed Yourself to me—and often have used them to do it!

At the end of last year, I started to get this gnawing in my belly to REALLY get to know Who You Are. And in the weeks since I had that realization, I’ve become more and more aware each day that I really don’t know as much about You as I thought I did. But instead of depressing or discouraging me, I was encouraged because You showed me a scripture in Proverbs that says, “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” And ever since then, I have felt Your glory on me in the middle of the process.

One of the first things that You showed me during this process is Your timelessness. While studying about the children of Israel coming out of captivity, You opened my eyes to the fact that You—this same God Who brought them out of captivity over and over again are the very same God who brings me out of captivity over and over again. And even more, the hands that created Adam are the very same hands that capture my tears and collect them in Your bottle. And in the moments that You placed freckles across Eve’s nose, You knew the pattern that You would sprinkle them across mine.

Lord, I want to thank You for the times that I hear Your footsteps in the garden, just like Adam and Eve did. And I thank You for the times when I’ve felt Your hand on my shoulder and have felt Your breath on my cheek. I thank You for the intimacy that I’m finding with You. And I thank You that after the years of not knowing who I am, that You are showing me who I am by showing me Who You Are. Let me be who You have called me to be and never be a counterfeit Christian. But in the words of Warren Barfield, let me be mistaken for Jesus.

I love the prayer that Jesus prayed in John 17:3 and I pray that I—that we all—would come to know it and to really comprehend it down deeply into our bones.

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God,

and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”

 

Lord, let us truly know You and Your Son, Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray all of these things.

Amen

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Comments

  1. In the midst of a “monster migraine” that makes it hard to express my feelings my spirit quakes as I read this, Sarah. Your words beautifully convey the heart of a “young woman” following hard after Him.
    I especially relate to this: “And I thank You that after the years of not knowing who I am, that You are showing me who I am by showing me Who You Are. Let me be who You have called me to be and never be a counterfeit Christian. But in the words of Warren Barfield, let me be mistaken for Jesus.”
    Amen. So be it. In your life as well as mine.

  2. Sarah Salter says:

    Thanks so much, Melinda! Please know that you’re in my prayers. I know that God is a God of healing and that one way or another–either now or later–you will be healed and made whole!

  3. Amen. Lovely.

  4. That was a beautiful letter Sarah.

  5. That was awesome, Sarah. Well done.

  6. I love your heart, Sarah. God’s really, really smiling at this one.

  7. So beautiful, Sarah!
    I am searching to know Him everyday. And I see all the ways He moves me in the direction that He wants me to go. I need Him in my life so much.

  8. Sarah, this is powerful! Just last night our pastor preached on Philippians 3:10,11 where Paul, who had a face to face meeting with Jesus and towards the end of his ministry said “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection” I’m encouraged to deepen my relationship – thanks!

  9. Yes and amen. Wonderful thoughts and beautifully written. Thanks Sarah.

  10. Amen. Very beautiful prayer.

  11. Laura O'Connell says:

    Dear Sarah,

    As I read your post, I was reminded of my own journey. Thank you. It is important to not forget where we came from, otherwise how can we help someone else on their journey if we’ve never been there ourselves. You’ve encouraged me and reminded me God is with us every second of every day and he will be there forever.

    God lives within you and he loves you. Continue to listen and know that he is good.

  12. Hoo Ha Ha.

    (Which means “Amen sister” in fish-tongue)

  13. Elizabeth McCormick says:

    Keep writing sister….you are a blessing and encouragement to us your readers….hopefully we are able to reciprocate. Vaya con Dios, hermana

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