What is the most important thing about you?
Don’t read past that question too quickly. Stop and consider for a moment. What is the most important thing about you?
A.W. Tozer said, “What I believe about God is the most important thing about me.” I believe he is absolutely right. How I see God impacts how I see everything else. My view of God defines my perspective about my life, work, relationships, value, purpose, and joy. It shapes how I see my past, my present, and my future. It molds how I respond, react, and relate to the people around me.
If this really is the most important thing about me, how does belief in God grow? It flows from knowing God. God is constantly speaking to us, calling to our hearts, and inviting us to know Him. He wants us to know Him. He wired us to believe in Him and provides the best pathway for moving closer to His heart.
Here are two ways God has given us for getting to know Him better.
We get to know God through His Word. The Bible is the primary way that we learn about the heart of God, His plan for us, His work on our behalf, and His call to our hearts. Bible study is critically important if we want to have a deep, lasting, surrendered relationship with the Lord.
We get to know God through His people. God uses the people around us to teach us, encourage us, hold us accountable, and model Christlikeness for us. He created us to be in community so that we might know Him better which is why it so important to be connected to a group of Christians striving to look like Jesus.
My Jesus Resolution today is to let Jesus be the most important thing about me. It is easy to let my relationships, my work, or my desires define who I am. Today I am going to look at each moment through the heart of God. I am going to let His goodness, faithfulness, compassion, and purity shape how I see what happens today. I am going to read His Word so I can get to know Him better. I am going to connect with someone who looks like Jesus so I can learn how to walk better in His steps. I am not going to let the world tell me what is most important. All along the way today, I am going to live in such a way that proclaims that the most important thing about me is Jesus.