Has your prayer life and quiet time with God become less regular than you’d like it to be? Would you love for your relationship with God to be growing deeper and stronger every day?
You’re not alone.
Intimacy with God
Many people never spend time seeking intimacy with God and asking Him to reveal where they are in their relationship with Him. As you pray and read your Bible, ask God to reveal to you where your relationship with Him stands – both the strengths and weaknesses.
Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10)
Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD… (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
God is beautiful beyond everyone and everything else around us! He is glorious, meaning that He is so beautiful that He is worthy of being adored and worshiped. It is this glory that is worth discovering and appreciating so that you may live life to its fullest.
Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad. (Psalm 105:3)
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
Adoring God is a ministry devoted to sharing the truth of who God is and how to enjoy Him deeply. We encourage you to study and reflect on who God is…His attributes…His ways…to deepen your relationship with Him. One very important way to do this is through our book, Adoring God. If you would like a copy, please email us today.
“Nothing will so enlarge the intellect, nothing so magnify the whole soul of man, as a devout, earnest, continued, investigation of the great subject of the Deity. The most excellent study for expanding the soul is the science of Christ and Him crucified and the knowledge of the Godhead in the glorious Trinity. The proper study of the Christian is the Godhead.
The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the doings, and the existence of the great God which he calls his Father.
There is something exceedingly improving to the mind in a contemplation of the divinity. It is a subject so vast, that all our thoughts are lost in its immensity; so deep, that our pride is drowned in its infinity. Other subjects we can comprehend and grapple with; in them we feel a kind of self-content, and go on our way with the thought, “Behold I am wise.” But when we come to this master science, finding that our plumbline cannot sound its depth, and that our eagle eye cannot see its height, we turn away with the thought “I am but of yesterday and know nothing” — Charles H. Spurgeon
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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING…
“Having sat in Keith’s Sunday school classes for two years, I have found his passion and hunger for God contagious and inspiring. Keith’s teachings on the character and attributes of God have stirred a longing and desire in me to pursue and intimately know my great and Glorious God . . . to know who God is, not a God of my imagination but the God of Scripture . . . the one true God.
This new journey to pursue God intimately through the study of His character has given me a higher and bigger view of God. Seeing God in all His glory has changed my whole perspective on reading the Bible and on prayer. My previous views of God, self, sin, and salvation have been drastically confronted and transformed from “me-centered” to more “God-centered” perspectives. I am now free to experience God in a new and fresh way that is not only changing my relationships with God and others, but even with myself.
Part of my journey in having a higher view of God has been shaped by Keith’s teaching about meditating on God’s attributes. These times have brought my mind, heart, soul, and will into greater relationship and intimacy with God. They’ve been times that have also expanded my understanding of who God is and who I am in relation to Him. I am humbled by my affection for our glorious God, and adoring Him is my only response.
Thank you, Keith, for sharing your passion for God.”
— Anna Searcy
“Charles Spurgeon said, ‘The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls Father.’ Keith Knell is a child of God whose attention is engaged in the study of God.
For as long as I have known him, Keith has been studying God to know Him more intimately and to talk to Him more personally. But Keith is not only passionate to know God and His glory, he longs to walk with others on this journey. I believe if you will join Keith, he will be a reliable companion on the road to greater knowledge of our great and glorious God whom we call Father.”
— Scott Patty
“When I first attended one of Keith’s small group studies on the attributes of God, I was expecting more of an intellectual connection of God’s attributes with biblical facts. However, I soon found God connecting my heart with His.
At first, I was crushed by the shallow way I had been approaching this most magnificent of persons, the only uncreated being. I quickly recognized I had been foolishly looking upon God as someone like myself—such a tragic error.
As my inadequate views about God were increasingly replaced with truth, my heart began to swell with love for the only One who is perfect in nature, character, and attributes! It was frightening how far I had strayed from truly knowing the God who has revealed Himself so clearly in the person of His Son, Christ Jesus. It was also truly sobering that I could have gone to my grave and missed the treasures of walking intimately with my Lord as He planned and ordained before creating anything.
Thanks, Keith, for caring about my soul.”
— Tim Searcy
“Over the years, I have found that in every aspect of life, to gain clarity, focus, and identity, I must continually reflect on how I answer the question of, “Who is God?” This single question and my answer to it is the litmus test of why I make the choices I make in every single aspect of my life.
Out of all the relationships I have ever had in my life, Keith Knell has always been the person who pointed me toward “Soli Deo Gloria” (“Glory to God alone”) in all things. Through friendship, mentorship, and leadership, he has been a constant friend and mentor who continues to challenge me to know, love, pursue, and surrender to our great God in all things.”
— Solomon Kafoure
“I’ve known Keith for ten-plus years and his passion for knowing God shines forth in his life. After being in many Bible studies with Keith, a simple pattern of knowing God has emerged. In order to know a person, you must spend time with him or her, talking, asking questions, listening and sometimes just being still.
So we can know God by reading His Word, meditating on His Word, praying, and simply being still and listening. The result of knowing God more deeply is a new understanding and perspective on life and what happens in this world. We see God more clearly. He is elevated to His rightful throne, and we become content being His worshipful possessions—His children.”
— Keith McKissock
“When Keith first told me about the format for a Bible study centered on the attributes of God, I must admit my first reaction was to think, ‘That’s certainly a long time to focus on that!’
But after the first study, I saw just how foolish my initial reaction was. When we seek to learn about our God through Scripture and prayer, we get something far better than knowledge—we actually start to know Him. At the same time, we see that He is much too wonderful to ever know fully.
This understanding—that we get to spend our lives getting to know, adore, and worship our Creator and Redeemer—refocused my understanding of everything I thought I knew about the Christian life. Before studying God’s attributes, I couldn’t see that my views of sin, salvation, prayer, service, and pretty much every part of the gospel was warped by my man-centered, or me-centered, view of my relationship with God.
Taking a closer look at God’s character led me to repentance. It also led me to a joy in my salvation that I’ve never known before.”
— Allan Phillips
“About five years ago, I began a study of God’s attributes led by Keith Knell. Since then I have continued to explore this inexhaustible subject through various authors, journaling, personal quiet time, group study, biblical meditations, fellowship, etc.
Through it all, Keith’s passion has been contagious and inspiring. At first, it was more of an intellectual pursuit for me. But it didn’t take long for that to change as I pressed into our Great God in hopes of simply knowing Him better and with deeper intimacy.
The image that comes to mind is a child crawling into his father’s lap and quietly staring into his face . . . exploring, adoring, and enjoying . . . being in that relational moment. For me, the goal hasn’t been to become a better Christian but to rest in the truths of our great God and enjoy Him!
Keith has become a wonderful friend and a person in my life who is always eager to discuss the things of God. Whether his personal quiet time has been a mountaintop experience or a valley, he is honest about it and continues to learn from any experience God leads him through. His humble yet persistent pursuit of God has led Keith to a place of sharp and singular focus on this subject. The result of that focus is this book, which I believe will bless anyone who reads it.
If you want to grow in your understanding of who God is and what it means for you to be His beloved child, this book is for you.”
— Charlton Lentz