Benefit #2: Acquisition of a personal, firsthand knowledge of God.
We said yesterday that our daily devotion/connect with God is where we meaningfully connect, experience and relate with God personally. Our daily connect with God is about experiencing a person and His love for us for ourselves, right there in our own world and with all our baggage, i.e. our weaknesses, deficiencies and outtakes. And the deeper we venture into that love the more we are liberated to be our true selves. It is the platform on which we get to experience, enjoy, practically appreciate and grow in the knowledge of God’s love for us which we are meant to enjoy and revel in as children of God.
This is where each of us grows a personal intimacy with God made possible in Christ. This is where you grow and develop a firsthand and personal knowledge of God that is scripture founded and validated through personal experience. Our daily devotion/connect is where we grow in and develop a personal knowledge and intimacy with God. It is this personal knowledge of God that favourably positions us to access all that we require for life and godliness… 2 Peter 1:3
His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.
Furthermore, it is this same personal knowledge of God and Christ that facilitates an abundance of grace and peace in our lives… 2 Peter 1:2
May grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
This is how vital and central the acquisition of a personal knowledge of God is in our lives. This kind of knowledge is not, however, stumbled upon accidentally but by intentionally connecting with God on a daily basis and regularly fellowshiping with the brethren.