Knowing God is much more than just having knowledge about Him and the history and workings of the church. To truly know God is to have FAITH in Him.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
To know God is to know that all things are possible through Him. To know God is to believe in His promises. To know God is to receive blessings from Him. To know God is to praise and glorify Him for all the great things He has done for us.
The Bible says:
“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”
– Psalm 46:10
Knowing God is being filled with peace and joy that He is always by our side. We get to wake up in the morning knowing that we have been given another chance at life. We go through our day with confidence in His mantle of protection. And when we move into a different season, we know we are about to expect another blessing from God.
To know God is also to bear fruit for Him. He gave us talents, skills and gifts for us to be productive in this world. Bearing fruit for God is not only manifested in the physical, but it also reflected in the emotional and spiritual lives of God’s people. Our hands have the power to point people who are lost, confused, in pain, etc. to the loving arms of God.
In following His teachings and commandments, we please God with our genuine heart of service and love for all of His creation. We may encounter pitfalls and failures every now and then, but our choice to follow God’s word is proof that we truly know Him and we trust in His promises.