Knowing God; where does one begin?
The Lord is the source of all wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. That is why He set the first commandment to love Him.
Loving Him begins by learning about Him and talking with Him, just like any other relationship; it is accomplished through reading His word and prayer.
It is then that He will manifest Himself through His Word, and many other ways. You know it’s Him because He causes the words to go straight to the heart.
Once in the heart, He chooses how He will teach you the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding He possesses.
How fast you progress depends upon your willingness to follow His guidance.
This is why some have been Christians for many years and still struggle with simple obedience while others, new to the faith have left them far behind.
The Lord highly values obedience, otherwise known as the “fear of the Lord;”
And He rewards those who choose it.
Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Psalm 25:12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
2Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…