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How Do You Acknowledge God?
By Victoria Osteen - Nov 27, 2012
One day I was thinking about Proverbs 3:6 that talks about acknowledging God, and as I was meditating on that scripture, I thought about the many ways we can acknowledge the people in our lives.

For example, my children acknowledge me as their mother, their provider, their caretaker, and of course, their chauffeur. But, do you know what moves my heart the most? Even though I love that they trust me to take care of them, I don't want to be known as just their provider or caretaker. I want to be known as the one they love; the one they are drawn to. It blesses my heart so much when they simply want to spend time with me because they love me. When my children acknowledge me with their love, everything else in our relationship just falls into place. They don't need to ask me for things all the time; I already know what they need because we spend time together.

So the question I ask you today is: how do you acknowledge God? Yes, He is your provider, He is your protector, He is your strength, He is your deliverer, but are you in the habit of simply acknowledging Him as the one you love? It's as simple as saying, "Father in heaven, I love You so much. You mean everything to me. I give You my whole heart, mind and strength."

I can't help but think how it must move the heart of God when we acknowledge Him with our affection. Maybe you aren't used to being this personal with God, but God wants to be this personal with you. He loves you so much. He wants to be involved in every part of your life. It's easy to get a picture in your mind of God way up in heaven, the awesome Creator of the universe; but remember, He wants a relationship with you. Your love and affection for Him moves His heart the most. Today and every day, like it says in Proverbs 3, acknowledge Him in all your ways, acknowledge Him with your love and watch how the other areas of your life simply fall into place.

"In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:6, NKJV)
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