Recently, I was down in Miami sharing with a church about what God has been doing in and through Grace Life. We got to meet some incredible people who love Jesus and have a deep passion to start churches around the world.

One person I chatted with happened to live in Jacksonville for a year during his teenage years. While we were chatting, he asked if I knew one of his friends from high school whom he had lost contact with years ago. Of course, he knew Jacksonville was a large city and he knew his question was a shot in the dark, but like most of us, we ask this question with a glimmer of hope. Unfortunately, I didn’t know his friend and we moved on with our conversation.

We’ve all been asked if we know someone. “No” or “I know of them” is usually the reply. Day eight’s prayer is for God to help you know him and the power of his resurrection. This prayer is to know God in an intimate and personal way so when someone asks us, “Do you know God?” the response is not, “I know of him”, but rather, “Yes!”.

Philippians 3:10 is where this prayer is found: “that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death”. 

Our desire should be to know God and the power that he displayed through the resurrection of Jesus. We should know him so we can know how to be like him. We know him because knowing him is to know salvation, grace, and forgiveness.

As we kick off week two of 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, we will focus on God working in our lives and making us more like his resurrected Son. May God give us a deeper awe and adoration as we know him more.