Think of your favorite singer or movie star. What do you know about them?
Their job, of course. Maybe their age or hometown.
Now think about someone you spend a lot of time with … what things do you know about them? Besides the stuff you know about the person you admire, you probably know things like what makes them laugh, whether they like soda and even their favorite candy bar. They likely know the same about you.
Knowing about someone is totally different than knowing someone. True friendship can only come from spending time together.
The whole reason God created humanity was friendship–true heart connection. He wanted us to know Him like He knows us. But God wanted us to choose Him. He didn‘t want to force Himself on us. Sadly, from the beginning, people chose the stuff God made instead of Himself.
You know what God did? God loved even more!
“For God so loved the world, He sent His only son … ” John 3:16
The more we get to know the amazing love of God, the more we will run into His arms every chance we get.
What could you do today that will help you know God more?