Head or heart knowledge?
A. W. Tozer said, “When we allow God’s Word to go beyond our ears and into our hearts, it stimulates us to do that which God is calling us to do.”
The God of the Bible, the God of the Christian faith, wants you to know him and put that knowledge into action.
In the beginning, when God created the world, he did something amazing. He walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day. He wanted them to know him, not just as the creator of all, but as their God.
From the beginning God wanted Adam and Eve to know the God who created all the animals, to know the one who painted the night sky with stars and placed the sun in the best location to give light in the day. But more so, he wanted them to know him as their heavenly Father.
Adam and Eve destroyed their relationship with God through sin, but God didn’t stop wanting people to know him. He sent prophets to proclaim the goodness of God to all humanity in an effort for them to know him. More than once God spoke to different people in the Old Testament. He used a burning bush with Moses. Jacob wrestled with God. God promised Abraham that the world would be blessed as a result of him. Noah was given the dimensions of a boat to build as a life raft when God flooded the earth in judgement of sin.
God demonstrated his love for us by sending Jesus Christ to come to the earth to die for our sins (Romans 5:8). Even though mankind failed to know God, even running away from God, he continually gives humanity opportunities to know him.
Many know there is a God intellectually, but far fewer have allowed the knowledge of God to create a change in their life. It is like walking though the hot desert dying of thirst while holding a water bottle and refusing to take a drink.
Allow your knowledge of God to go from your head to your heart.