Know God

Posted by Emma on April 6, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Filed under:Christianity,Daily Thought,Love

I was reading 1 John this morning. There is a lot of good stuff in that book. Several themes stood out to me: love, keeping God’s commandments and walking in the light, which results in being different from the world. All of these come from knowing God. “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” 1 John 4:7.And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.” 1 John 2:3. “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7. When we know God, His love flows through us to others. When we know God, we know what He wants us to do, His commandments and we want to do them. When we know God we will walk in the light to have fellowship with Him. “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5b. Really knowing God is a wonderful thing, but it doesn’t happen without some effort. This I know from personal experience. I’ve struggled with knowing God. I do believe on Jesus for my salvation, but just believing that Jesus died and rose again to forgive your sins is not knowing God. It goes way beyond that. Knowing God is to have a close relationship with Him, and it comes from spending time seeking Him. No relationship happens overnight. We should not expect our relationship with God to happen overnight. We must work at it. When we seek God, He promises to be found of us. You will find it to be a wonderful experience, not easy, but very blessed. So seek God, walk in the light, keep His commandments, and love unconditionally!

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