Can we know God… can we really? I believe God created Adam for the very reason that He desired to be known… intimately. He wants to be known and He wants to be with you constantly. Besides. . . He knows stuff, some really good stuff worth knowing!
Maybe, however; the better question might be… do we want to know God? I think I do, but how much is up in the air. How much I Love God starts with discovering first, how much I truly desire to know Him and if I have any desire to continue seeking to find out more about Him. This self-discovery into my own heart and soul can be deafening in its silence when asking the question “Do I want to Love God to the absolute fullest that my soul and heart are capable of?” If at once there is a buzz of activity deep inside me, I’m probably on a decent path to finding my way into the inner heart of God, Himself. But if even the slightest hesitation occurs and silence arrives upon asking the crucial question, there is a substantial problem within my soul.
God desperately loves me. He wants to know me and most importantly, BE known BY me in the closest of ways. He will pursue a pursuing heart but He will never force Himself upon my heart. He will make known His goodness and his presence. He will demonstrate his Power and Grace and even make Himself constantly available… but the final steps are mine to take. To know God is to know and discover a Love so perfect, unleash a Power so magnificent and incomprehensible to the human soul but it requires two things: accepting Him and the Truth of who He is – FULLY – and it also requires getting to know the source of that Love, Grace and Power personally and deeply.
I don’t know God, but God certainly knows me. . . and He knows me quite well. More to the point, there is a vast array of interesting (and very useful) things beyond the ordinary that God not only knows, but understands. So much knowledge and comprehension right before me that goes largely under utilized. Why would I not want access to all He knows? Uncovering even a minuscule amount of this could dramatically alter not just how I view life. . . but how I live and respond to everything daily. They say ignorance is bliss, but in this instance, I think ignorance is just, well. . . ignorant. And unnecessary.
When I decide that I finally desire to know God – really, REALLY know Him – I’ll find myself walking in a manner I never knew possible. I’ll even be content in those moments where God doesn’t shed understanding on the mysteries of my circumstances. Because fully knowing God will also bring a quiet understanding and peace that if I need to know something, He’ll let me know. Otherwise. . . I’m pretty content to stay ignorant.
Peace, Sean Gutteridge
27 So the LORD was with Joshua, and his fame was in all the land.