Luke 13:26-27
“Then you will say, “We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.” But he will reply, “I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers.”
Jesus warned these people that there is a difference between spending time around Jesus, and truly knowing Jesus. Though these people had spent time in his presence, they were still “evildoers”, and had not allowed their lives to be changed by the presence of the savior. 
I want to know Christ! I don’t want to merely spend time around him and then leave unchanged-I want to know him, and allow him to transform me into His image.
How do I get to know him? By being a ‘doer’ of his word, and not merely a ‘hearer’ of his word. I come to know Christ by spending time with him, and allowing him to shape and mold my heart through that time we spend together. 
God, thank you for making a way for me to know you! Help me not to settle for merely being ‘around’ you, but instead welcome your transformative power into my life to shape me into your image. 

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