There is a line from AA that reads, “It was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself. Nothing more was required of me to make my beginning.”
A knowledge of God is foundational for long-term recovery. J.I. Packer said it so well: “Once you become aware that the main purpose you are here is to know God, most of life’s problems fall into place of their own accord.”
Paul declared, “I want to know him and the power of his resurrection” (Philippians 3:10).
While we can enter into a personal knowledge of God at any time, through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, this knowledge is never complete.
Joel Beeke wrote an interesting article, “Why It’s Both Possible and Impossible to Know God.” He notes, “It is possible to know God because God has made himself known. But our knowledge of him is never exhaustive.”
For many of us, the issue is not whether we know God, but how well.
Recovery Step: You need to know the God of all recovery. Then grow in that knowledge every day.