Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth. Hosea 6:3
Every where a famous person goes, there will be people who are quick to acknowledge him. He is well known and people are fast to point him out to others. Many will get excited that they were even in the same area as he was.
On the other side of the picture, those who are famous rarely will take the time to acknowledge some ‘small’ person. The little person is unrecognized and often unknown by the famous person.
Hosea tells the people to acknowledge God. Not only to acknowledge Him, but to push to do so. The purpose of it is that God will then appear to them as faithful as the spring rains.
Each Sunday that comes, there are millions of believers who are willing to go to church and acknowledge God. However, during the week they will often put Him on the shelf and ignore Him. They will rarely take the time to talk with Him about anything, unless it is an emergency.
It gets even worse in the workplace. Opportunities will arise for the believer to acknowledge God and be His witness, yet, many keep quiet and keep God to themselves, refusing to acknowledge Him. The refusal to acknowledge God is often due to either fear of rejection or sin in one’s life.
As a believer gets to really know God and His great love, mercy and grace, he will want to acknowledge God. He will be excited to talk about God. As he talks about God, God will show up in the midst of the situation. He desires to reveal Himself to every person who is willing to acknowledge Him.
At some point in your life you have acknowledged God, if you are a believer. Over time have you allowed your familiarity of God to lessen and begin to ignore God?
Take a moment to acknowledge God again. Start with taking time to talk with Him today. Recognize that He is there and He is there for you.
Then take the time to acknowledge God before others. Let the world know who God is. Be His witness.
When you do these things, God will be quick to show up. He wants to reveal Himself to you and to this world and will acknowledge you.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will acknowledge God in your life; that you will be a witness of who God is to others; and that God will reveal more of Himself to you.