Have I Met with God Today?

I want to provide some tools to equip you and my own heart about how to better answer the question, “Have I met with God today?”

One of our measures at Foothills is, “Have I met with God today?” What we mean by that is, “Have I spent time reading God’s word and have I spent time in conversation with God, what we call prayer?”

Two Questions to Ask Yourself As You Read Scripture

What I want to do is try and model how you can do that with a bit more confidence. I’m going to read Exodus 20:1-2 and I am going to ask two questions. The first question is this, “Is there any thought about God, himself?” Is there any truth about God? Is there any characteristic about God that we see in the scriptures?

The second question is this, “How does God do the same for us, only better, in the person and the work of Christ?”

So let’s read Exodus 20:1-2.

And God spoke all these words, saying: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”

Answering, “Is there any thought about God, himself?”

So, first question, “Is there any thought about God, himself?” We certainly see and understand that God was attentive and heard the cries and prayers of his people. He saw their anguish and saw their suffering and because God is compassionate, loving, merciful and gracious, he powerfully and sovereignly goes and rescues them. So there are many truths that we see about God.

I try to have a journal and pen close by to write things down that I want to remember about who God is.

Answering, “How does God do the same for us through Jesus?”

The second question, “How does God do the same for us, only better, in the person and the work of Christ?” If you fast forward to the New Testament, you see throughout the Gospels and Paul’s epistles that Christ has come to set us free. Not from physical bondage or physical slavery but from the spiritually oppressive weight and authority of sin.

Romans 6 tells us that we had a task master, sin, but we have been redeemed, rescued, forgiven and now we have a benevolent, gracious, kind master, who is Jesus.

So how does God do the same for us, only better in Christ? He has redeemed us, purchased us, saved us, rescued us from the oppressive rule and penalty of sin.

In Conclusion

When you’re asking and answering the question, “Have I met with God today?” one of the ways you can answer that question is by spending time talking about, “Is there a thought I’ve seen about God in the scriptures?” as well as, “Is there a truth about what God has done for us, only better, in the person and the work of Christ?

I hope that encourages you.