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“God wants you to want a relationship with Him.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity (p. 268). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)

Do you really realize that?  He does.

John says, “It’s amazing and humbling to me that Christ wants to live in me. I know me, and sometimes I don’t even want to live with myself. But God does. What a beautiful picture of God that paints. If you are 1,000 steps from God, He will take 999 steps in your direction. And then He will wait for you to open your heart and ask Him into your life. God wants you to want a relationship with Him.

“I took that step. For fifty-three years I have known God in this personal way. My relationship with Him has been the catalyst for all the good things that have happened to me.”

John goes on, “One of my favorite Scriptures is Jeremiah 9: 23 (The Message): ‘Don’t let the wise brag of their wisdom. Don’t let heroes brag of their exploits. Don’t let the rich brag of their riches. If you brag, brag of this and this only: that you understand and know me.’

“I’m smiling as I read these words. People often come to me and ask for advice. It’s true that I’ve experienced a few leadership exploits that were outstanding. Financial blessings have come my way. I’ve sold millions of books. But none of these things come anywhere close to knowing God and having a daily relationship with Him. God is my greatest gift and my greatest friend. That’s why when people ask me who I know that they should know, my answer is ‘You should know God. He’s my best friend.’”


Do you know him, really know him?

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