Peter and John were ordinary men whom Jesus took as disciples to help accomplish His earthly ministry. They were perceived by the people as unlearned and ignorant men but after they had an encounter with God, something came on them, the people saw their boldness and confidence. That’s because they had been with Jesus and their lives had been significantly transformed.
Here are three reasons every son of God must desire an encounter with God:
It will change your life.
“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” – John 5:39-40
We can encounter the living God through the Scriptures. When a person diligently searches the Scriptures with a sincere heart to know God, God reveals Himself through the Word and imparts life to the seeker. As you increase in your hunger for the Holy Spirit through the Word, you will find life.
2. God will show you what to do.
“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied.” Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” – Acts 9:5-6 (NIV)
An encounter with God leads to divine leading and guidance into a divine assignment. Apostle Paul was on the wrong path of life before he encountered Jesus but after his encounter Jesus led him on the path of God’s perfect plan for his life. Desire also to encounter God and He will show you what to do.
3. You will easily lead others into fellowship with God.
“We are telling you about what we ourselves have actually seen and heard, so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” – 1 John 1:3 (NLT)
The moment you encounter God, you are able to tell others what you have actually heard, seen and experienced in Him. A genuine encounter with the Holy Spirit makes people true witnesses resulting in many others being brought into fellowship with God.
Sons of God, remember that an encounter with God brings to you true life and divine direction for life, and this becomes an experience you can share to bring others to the Lord.
Heavenly Father, as I desire to know You more, give me an encounter with You, show me great and mighty things that I do not know, in the name of Jesus.
John 4:25-30, 39-42