Quiet Time with Jesus – Living Interactively

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

John 17:3 is one of the most important verses to understand.

And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. (NRSV)

Dallas Willard: Now, this knowing is not doctrinal knowledge; it’s a living interaction with God, with his Son and with his Spirit. It is trinitarian presence in fellowship with one another that is eternal life.

I like what he said: We live in the kingdom of God, where God is active. His Spirit is present. His Son is alive.

My thoughts: It is possible for us to live interactively, one on one, with God and to transform the world in which we live. I believe that is what God has called us to do.

My Prayer

Dear Father God

You said,

“I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with all their heart.”
— Jeremiah 24:7

Paul said, 

“I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.”
— Philippians 3:10-11

John said, 

“The man who says, ‘I know Him,’ but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
— 1 John 2:4

Father, we want to know You and to do what You command.


Lam Yee Ling