Knowing Through Love
I John 4:8
The one who does not love has not known God, because God is love.
Because He is love.
To love someone as they actually are is to truly know them.
To care for and pray for one’s soul even while they reject you, is loving them as God loves them, and consequently brings you into deeper intimacy with Him.
To love someone via soul care and prayer when they are acting in ways contrary to your liking or preference, this is to know God.
Hell, I think to love someone who is simply annoying brings you closer to Jesus. Someone who annoys the crap out of you and you can still see the precious jewel at the core of that person, to see them as God made and sees them–you are crossing over into knowing God.
It’s easy to know about God. Any dork with the internet can do that in a matter of minutes.
But to know God in terms of His essence? Shoooooooooot…..
In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria