Friday, September 12, 2008

Knowing Him

In the very beginning I was drawn to my husband because of his sense of humor. I thought he was the cutest thing on two feet! When I got to know him better, I realized he was not really trying to be funny. He is just naturally comical. There have been times in our marriage when I wasn't sure that I should keep laughing or begin to cry over his amazing personality. 

I have gotten to know Scotty on many levels through our life together. He is so interesting. 

Not to long ago we went through a season that was extremely difficult for our family. It was in this season that Scotty demonstrated the love of Jesus to me like no one else ever had. He loved unconditionally, was firm, but kind, merciful, patient. He was amazing! He was such an example to me and to the rest of our family. I got to know my husband at a whole new level through the trial we were experiencing.

I have gotten to know the Lord at many different levels. First I knew Him as Savior. He became my salvation when I was nine years old. Through the years He has been many different things to me. Helper, restorer, deliverer, mentor, teacher, giver. He has been kind, trustworthy, faithful, determined, patient, hope,  my peace. Joy! He has been life to me! He has been everything to me! 

I have known Jesus on so many levels, at so many stages, and in so many circumstances. My favorite way of knowing Him is as my friend. He is my best friend. He knows and understands me even when I don't understand myself.  He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. He is a friend that will be faithful to the end. He will never leave me or forsake me. He will never lie to me, steal from me, or condemn  me. He is on my side. He wants me to succeed and not fail. He is for me and not against me. He will bless and encourage me all of my days. He will not change. He will be just as He is FOREVER! He is not ever going to change His mind about our relationship! We are in this thing for the long haul! Eternity!

I am so thankful to know Him! Do you know Him as friend?



Joyful said...

Oh Cheri, I do know Him as Friend. He is my Best Friend! No matter how much I know about Him, there will always be more to know, and that's what keeps our friendship so intimate. Daily I discover new glimpses of His character and I look back and realize I still have so much more to know about Him.

Amazed that I am a friend of God,

Anonymous said...

The other day I was looking at this list in my new beloved Discover God Study Bible. It was a list of God's Nature, Attributes, NAmes, etc. I was baffled by how many and how huge this list was! Immediately, I thought WOW were the kids of the man with the most extensive resume ever! He can do it all. When I look at all He is in the form of a list i'm mentally checking off the one's I have known. Isn't He just marvelous!! An all the time we're getting to know Him in new ways.

XO, Heather