Knowing God Quotes

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J.I. Packer
“Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord.”
J.I. Packer

Brother Lawrence
“The difficulties of life do not have to be unbearable. It is the way we look at them - through faith or unbelief - that makes them seem so. We must be convinced that our Father is full of love for us and that He only permits trials to come our way for our own good.

Let us occupy ourselves entirely in knowing God. The more we know Him, the more we will desire to know Him. As love increases with knowledge, the more we know God, the more we will truly love Him. We will learn to love Him equally in times of distress or in times of great joy.”
Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

Brother Lawrence
“We must know before we can love. In order to know God, we must often think of Him; and when we come to love Him, we shall then also think of Him often, for our heart will
be with our treasure.”
Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“While it is good that we seek to know the Holy One, it is probably not so good to presume that we ever complete the task.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas

John Piper
“But to enjoy him we must know him. Seeing is savoring. If he remains a blurry, vague fog, we may be intrigued for a season. But we will not be stunned with joy, as when the fog clears and you find yourself on the brink of some vast precipice.”
John Piper, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

J.I. Packer
“A God whom we could understand exhaustively, and whose revelation of Himself confronted us with no mysteries whatsoever, would be a God in man's image, and therefore an imaginary God, not the God of the Bible at all.”
J.I. Packer, Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God

Marta Mrotek
“One of the most challenging aspects for those who are seeking to find the God of their understanding for the first time is His formlessness. It can be difficult to believe in, and connect with, something that cannot be seen. Perhaps this is because although God is in all things He is felt and experienced on levels that relate directly to the condition of our own hearts.”
Marta Mrotek, Miracle in Progress: A Handbook for Holistic Recovery

Stasi Eldredge
“The issue is fear. But the deeper issue is trust. Can we trust our lives, our futures, and the lives of those we love to God? Can we trust a God we can't control? Can we trust this God whose take on life and death and suffering and joy is so very different from our own? Yes. Yes, we can. Because we know him. And we know he is good.”
Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You

A.W. Tozer
“In making Himself known to us He stays by the familiar pattern of personality. He communicates with us through the avenues of our minds, our wills and our emotions.”
A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine

“As knowing God becomes more important to you, you will stop thinking about discouragements and persecutions; you will stop worrying altogether”
Sunday Adelaja

“It does not matter what religion you are, so long as your conscience guides your words and actions. We are all reflections of God means we are all reflections of his image — which is LIGHT. There is only one God and that is the cosmic heart of the universe — whatever you choose to call him or her. The heart within us is what connects us to God (the heart of the universe). This super basic concept is preached in all religions. God is TRUTH and LIGHT, and only through your conscience do you connect to him. Any person who does not use their conscience is very disconnected from God. Because again, the language of light can only be decoded by the heart.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Bible study without Bible experience is pointless. Knowing Psalm 23 is different from knowing the shepherd.”
Kingsley Opuwari Manuel

Robin Caldwell
“I couldn't imagine my life without getting to know God. He knows me, He created me. He should be known.”
Robin Caldwell

“Do not get down on your knees to pray just to show God that you always remember him. Instead stay on your feet, and always do as he would do in place of him.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Trish Mercer
“After five or six weeks of listening to his sermons on healing and renewing, Edgers felt healed and renewed—especially after the caravan of supplies arrived from Idumea—and stopped attending. When the crisis was gone, so was the need to feel the Creator.”
Trish Mercer, The Falcon in the Barn

Bill Mills
“We have often done well knowing the mind of God in our churches today. We have not done as well knowing His heart. We have largely become a church that pursues insights, principles, and theological concepts. No other church in history has had sounder theology or has known as much about God as many of our churches do today. However, we seem to know so little about His heart.

Maybe this has troubled you, too. With all our insight, all our knowledge, all our information, and all our depth of theology, we seem to have so much difficulty functioning in the most basic Christian things, like personal holiness and loving people more than things. In our churches we are so easily hurt, and we hold on to those hurts for so long. We easily walk away from one another and quickly leave our churches when we experience disappointments and failures. There is often much judging and little compassion. Too many people remain alone in their pain.

God desires to reveal His heart to us and to build His heart into us as we seek His face. Insight alone does not transform us; only the things that flow from the heart of God transform the lives of people. As God opens His heart to be known by us and as He builds His heart into us, His love will flow through us to those who are in desperate need of His forgiveness, His compassion, His healing, and His life.”
Bill Mills, Adequate: How God Empowers Ordinary People to Serve

“So many people concentrate on knowing who a good preacher or a bad preacher is and so many people concentrate on knowing what the word of God is! The former is good but the latter is noble. The latter is the best answer to the former. The real duty of man is never to know man but to know God through Christ Jesus! Knowing the word of God is the true way to knowing God!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Ron Baratono
“As we get better at knowing God’s love, we grow into better things that surround our lives.”
Ron Baratono, The Writings of Ron Baratono

Criss Jami
“If we all knew who God really was and what he really wanted for each and every one of us, we would all know that only a fool could really deny him.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Jim Elliot
“I walked out to the hill just now. It is exalting, delicious. To stand embraced by the shadows of a friendly tree with the wind tugging at your coattail and the heavens hailing your heart, to gaze and glory and to give oneself again to God, what more could a man ask? Oh, the fullness, pleasure, sheer excitement of knowing God on earth. I care not if I never raise my voice again for Him, if only I may love Him, please Him. Mayhap, in mercy, He shall give me a host of children that I may lead through the vast star fields to explore His delicacies whose fingers' ends set them to burning. But if not, if only I may see Him, smell His garments, and smile into my Lover's eyes, ah, then, not stars, nor children, shall matter--only Himself.”
Jim Elliot, The Journals of Jim Elliot

J.I. Packer
“J.I. Packer writes, “It [knowing God] is the most practical project anyone can engage in. Knowing about God is crucially important for living our lives.” Packer continues, “Disregard the study of God, and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder through this life blindfolded, as it were, with no sense of direction and no understanding of what surrounds you.”
J.I. Packer

“Silence will illuminate you in God... and deliver you from phantoms of ignorance. Silence will unite you to God.... In the beginning we have to force ourselves to be silent. But then from our very silence is born something that draws us into deeper silence. May God give you an experience of this 'something' that is born of silence”
Isaac of Nenevah

“Devote yourself to getting to know Him better, then you will grow in that righteousness which is in you, in peace, in joy and God will look after other people and solve their problems for them.”
Sunday Adelaja

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Whoever knows God, depart from evil.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Catherine Toon
“Love is a Person Who wants to be known.”
Catherine Toon, Marked by Love: Unveiling the Substance of Your True Identity

“No one has to teach God's people to know God.”
Henry Hon, ONE: Unfolding God's Eternal Purpose from House to House

“Communication through revelation is part of what makes Christianity unique. It takes you from a vague idea of “there is some kind of something up there,” to a personal God who communicates with us, revealing what he is like and how to have a relationship with him. Anything that could get in the way of that revelation would be disastrous to us either knowing about God or knowing him personally.”
Jon Morrison, Clear Minds & Dirty Feet: A Reason to Hope, a Message to Share