Devotionals by Stuart, Jill & Pete Briscoe

'Knowing' in the Biblical sense is a very intimate thing. It implies to actually experience. It is not just head knowledge, cerebral assent, or muscular posing. John 8:32 says, 'You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.' You participate; you experience life and make it 'biographical.' So, your theology becomes your biography. —Tim Hansel, Holy Sweat

The past few weeks, we've been looking at several different aspects of who God the Father is, talking about what He wants to do in our lives, about how He wants us to act towards Him. These are definitely important things to have in your head...

But the buck doesn't stop there.

It's one thing to know all of these things in our head (to know this about God), but what a tragedy it would be if we never go further than this! God's revelation causes a response in the heart of those who are sensitive to His leading.

Moses asked God to teach him His ways. God taught him with words that were clear and powerful. When Moses received this revelation, he saw himself in proportion to the God he now knew, against the most powerful and only perfect being in existence!

And how did he respond?

Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped. —Exodus 34:8

He saw that He is praiseworthy.

Moses praised God with his whole being. It wasn't just something he knew in his head. He was experiencing God in a radical way, getting to know Him personally. Not only does it put us in our place and God in His, it also changes our hearts and deepens our experience of spiritual intimacy with the Creator. That kind of experience never leaves someone the same ever again!

After Moses praised Him, God began to make Himself known to others through Moses. God had revealed Himself as Father. Moses saw himself as a child. And together they walked forward in truth to the glory of God.

Father, I've learned so much about You in my life. Whenever I get the chance to learn more about You, I pray that You take what I'm putting in my head and move it to my heart. Make this REAL in my life. I want to radically experience You every day! Be the change in my heart, and take that change in me to the world in whatever way You see fit! I love You, and You are worthy of ALL my praise!!! Amen.

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Telling the Truth exists to make available sound biblical teaching, practically applied, with a view to producing lives that glorify God and draw people to Christ. The whole of our ministry is to encourage, console, strengthen, teach, and train.

About Stuart, Jill & Pete Briscoe

Stuart Briscoe uses wit and intellect to target your heart, capture your attention and challenge you to grow! You will find his logic compelling as he brings a fresh, practical perspective to the Scriptures. Born in England, Stuart left a career in banking to enter the ministry full time. He has written more than 50 books, received three honorary doctorates and preached in more than one hundred countries. He was senior pastor of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, for thirty years, and currently serves as minister-at-large.

Jill Briscoe was born in England and found Christ when she was 18 years old. She never looked back. Upon graduating from Cambridge University, she began working as a teacher by day and had a vigorous street ministry to the youths of Liverpool by night.

She met Stuart at a youth conference and they married in 1958. In the 50 years since, Jill has become a highly sought-after Bible teacher and author who travels around the world ministering to under-resourced churches and speaking at international seminars and conferences. Since 2000, she and Stuart, who was formerly senior pastor of Elmbrook Church for 30 years, have had the joy of equipping and encouraging believers across the globe in their roles as ministers-at-large for Elmbrook.

Jill has authored more than 40 books including devotionals, study guides, poetry and children's books. Her vivid, relational teaching style touches the emotions and stirs the heart. She serves as Executive Editor of Just Between Us, a magazine of encouragement for ministry wives and women in leadership, and served on the board of World Relief and Christianity Today, Inc., for over 20 years.

Jill and Stuart call suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin their home. When they are not traveling, they spend time with their three children, David, Judy and Peter, and thirteen grandchildren.

Pete Briscoe, youngest son of Stuart and Jill, was also born in England but grew up under his father's ministry in Milwaukee. While getting his Masters of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, Pete had a professor tell him that it was "a sin to bore people with the Bible." He has taken that to heart as he has served since 1992 as senior pastor of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX. Pete and his wife, Libby, have three children.

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