To know Him is to love Him. Knowing about someone is different from genuinely knowing the person. We know a lot about things and can talk about a lot of things. However, hearing about someone is different from truly being involved in their life. For example, I may know a lot about the Queen but have never met her or lived with her. One is knowing through second-hand knowledge, the other is an intimate relationship. I can know God through the scriptures but never know Him personally.
How Well Do You Know God?
The born again experience is a shift from knowing about God to knowing Him as a person. The person of the Holy Spirit now comes to reside within me while previously He was outside me wanting to come in. I could own a palace but never lived in it or I could have a palace that is my home. I could be a man with many properties but never lived in one. The same principle applies to knowing God versus knowing Him in depth. This is a big difference. Many people know about God but have never met Him. But Jesus came to reveal the Father so that we may get to know Him.
Knowing: Final Words
Truly knowing is a personal and intimate relationship. I have an intimate relationship with Jesus and His Holy Spirit resides in me. Now I live in an intimate relationship with Him. He speaks to me and through me. I, therefore, have the confidence to share His love and life with others. I no longer share about God but share Him with others. This is why Paul in Philippians 3:10 states that his goal in life was to know Him, His resurrection power and fellowship of His sufferings. You too can know Him in this way and live a life of abundance. Jesus came to give us abundant life through His resurrection power. Let Him live through you and be transformed into His image.
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