I believe it was A. W. Tozer who wrote in his book, Authentic Worship that we have to experience God in order to fully know Him.
Some people tell us they know “about” God. By this they may mean they heard of Him as a child or they heard His name taken in vain. There once was a comedy series where the main character would respond to something she didn’t care for with, “God’s going to get you for that!”
In order to know God, a person must spend time with Him. In order to fully know God we have to experience Him. I have found this thought to be true.
Two weeks before COVID-19 shut down our world, I fell in my kitchen and damaged my good foot. At the orthopedic doctor’s office, I was given a medical boot. I could not make friends with it. From time to time, it would cause me to pitch backward. One day, I got up and used my chrome walker to get to the bathroom. I did what I had to do; got up and washed my hands. I turned toward the door and felt myself falling backward. Our bath tub was behind me. I had the feeling I was going to fall across the tub and hit my head.(We had lost my Husband’s sister because she fell and had hit her head.) I let out a short yell. Hubby was there in an instant.
He stood in the doorway as I felt two strong hands grab my sides, just above my waist. The next thing I knew those hands sat me down on the edge of the tub.
I had never experienced anything like that before. Since then, I have found a peacefulness I have never had before. I am not as prone to get upset at something that happens. I am more selective on what I watch on television. I find myself praying at different times of the day. I thank God for all of these blessings He has given me.