“… for he who would come to God must believe that He is…” ..(Hebrews 11:6)
Do you know God? I do not mean do you know a lot about God, but do you know God? Do you want to know God? In the verse above we find a prescription that can help you know God.
The prescription is that we must believe that He is, and we must believe that He rewards those who diligently seek Him. My passion to know God led me to confess: “I believe that He is.” But what is He and where is He?
A very helpful answer came through a verse in the first letter of the Apostle John where he wrote: “God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them” (1 John 4:16). After studying the quality of love God is, the prescription above led me to ask another question: “If God is this quality of love, where is He likely to be doing His love thing?”
At that time I was a social worker. Responding to a call in the middle of the night, I prayed something like this: “God, I have an idea that You are loving where people are hurting. That’s where I’m going, so when I get there pass the love You are through me and address their pain.”
As the love of God passed through me to them I touched God and He touched me. That night I found out where God is and where I wanted to be for the rest of my life.
If you want to know God, place yourself as a conduit between His love and the pain of hurting people.
Dick Woodward, 22 September 2011