I love my husband, and I know lots of things about Him. I know he is an awesome Pastor and teacher. He is the most amazing Dad in the world, and he is a wonderful husband. He likes Indian food and anything spicy. He’s a great musician, he loves to play Rock Band with the girls, and he loves to read.
I have been a follower of Jesus my whole life. I made a solid commitment to Him when I was about 14 years old. Just like my relationship with my husband, I feel like I have a great relationship with Jesus. I know lots of things about Him. I know He is God, I know He made the world. I know He loves me and He died for me. The list of things I know about Him is endless. But…do I know Him?
If all I knew about my husband was an endless list of things about him, and not the inner-workings of him; his passions, his feelings, emotions, what drives him, what disappoints him, etc., we would not grow too much in our relationship.
Just like in my relationship with my husband, I need to understand that my list of the things I know about God is good, but those things don’t mean I know God.
To know more about my husband, we spend time together. I listen to him. I watch him through the day. I see how he responds in various situations. I have learned more of his heart by being by his side through countless events, activities, ups, downs, and otherwise.
I spend time with God
· Reading the Bible
· Listening to music that makes me think about God and love Him more
· Trying to go through my day with open eyes to see where He is working and what He is doing.
Relationships take a lot of work. What are some things you do to work on your relationship with God?