'Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.' James 4:8 NKJV
To get to know someone well, we need to spend time with them, ask them questions, and listen carefully to what they say. We can't build great relationships if we're only talking to people when we want something, if we're distracted by our phones, or if we don't let them get a word in edgeways.
We will never know everything about God, but we can get closer to him. The Bible says: 'Draw near to God and he will draw near to you' (James 4:8 NKJV). We have to make space in our day to spend quality time with him. We need to ask him questions and then listen to what he wants to say to us. We need to be reading the Bible and allowing the Holy Spirit to show us new things in its verses. We need to cultivate an attitude like the psalmist, who wrote 'Lord, tell me your ways. Show me how to live. Guide me in your truth, and teach me, my God, my Saviour. I trust you all day long' (Psalm 25:4-5 NCV).
We're called to surrender to God, and this is much easier when we understand more about him. God chose us, he is for us and he is good - knowing this comes through spending quality time with him. Even if it's been a while since we sat silently and listened to God, he always welcomes us back.
So what now? Ask God to help you move closer and closer to him - it will change your perspective on everything.
Soulfood: Gen 4-6, Matt 17:14-27, Ps 40:9-17, Pro 6:6-8