Knowing God

Sunday mornings were always the same growing up.  Get up, eat breakfast, go to church.  Without fail, this was the schedule 100% of the time.  There were no deviations, no exceptions.  Even when away on vacation, we’d get up, eat, and find a local church.  It was very easy as a child to feel like “attending church” was something that was expected of you if you were going to call yourself a Christian.  And while church attendance is important, it also can easily become something on our list of “going through the motions for God.”  However, as Samuel learns this week in 1 Samuel 3, there is a big difference between knowing God and going through the motions for God!