God wants us to know him

We can know God up close and in person.

by Emily Wooten
Psalms 107:20-21
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
John 3:16-17, 36
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believes on (Jesus) the Son hath everlasting life:
God offers every human the same opportunity, to believe he is and he is the rewarder of those who diligently seek him.
Hebrews 11:6 tells us that without faith or believing him it is impossible to please Him.
You may have seen or heard a human’s name. That does not mean you know that person. God is more than the God of the Old Testament or a name in a book. The same God who was God to Noah, Moses, Joseph, Daniel, and Adam wants to be God to you. The mighty things God did through these men is not the end of the story.
Psalms 23:4-6 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anoints my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
When the psalmist says God prepares a table or provision, he isn’t speaking for himself alone. These words are true for us as well. This world is the valley of the shadow of death but we don’t have cause to fear. Our love from and for God casts out fear and the story continues in us.
John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.
Psalms 145: 6-8 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
If you believe Jesus as your savior, these scriptures are talking to you and about you. You can stop fear from finding a place in you because you have known him in love.