When we look at what’s important in life, can anything be more important than knowing God? Is it even possible to know Him?
Many people would argue that God can’t be known. He is the unknowable or the unfathomable.
The Bible is clear that God wants to be known by us. He desires an intimate relationship. God certainly is divine and we are human; He is holy and we are sinners, but God desires to make Himself known to us. The Bible exists to make God known and to reveal God to us.
How can we know God? What are practical steps we can take?
First, desire to know God. Again and again in Scripture, we see God revealing Himself to humans. We are told to draw near to God and He will draw near to us (James 4:8). “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13; see also Deuteronomy 4:29). Let God know you want to know Him. Seek Him with all your heart and ask Him to reveal Himself.
Second, let Scripture be your guide to God. As we read and meditate on Scripture, God will make Himself known to us.
Third, examine your heart. David asked God to search him and to know his heart, to test and know his anxious thoughts. “See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24). I suggest you do exactly as the psalm infers. Ask God to show you any hidden sin, any rebellion which might keep you from knowing Him.
This step is difficult but imperative. God is a holy God. He desires righteousness on our part. Sin grieves God’s Spirit and keeps us apart from God. For a look at grieving the Holy Spirit, click here. For many believers, sin is the choke hold that keeps us from knowing God. When we acknowledge our sin and humbly turn to God, we are ready to experience God: “I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart” (Jeremiah 24:7).
God wants you to know Him. Seek to truly know Him.
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