Known by God

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                What does it take for God to know you?

There are a number of places in scripture that quote God and Jesus,
… as saying that they do NOT know you!

      Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not
      prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name,
      and done many wonders in Your name?’
      And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you;’
      Matt 7:22-23

Harsh? Not at all, for God is actually protecting us, loving us!
God knows everything,
… but He gave us a free will, which He fervently protects,
therefore what we don’t share with Him or live before Him,
He has no part of, because it’s our choice to share!

So what does it take for God to know you?
      But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.
      1 Cor. 8:3

Why love?
Because love shows or expresses what is in you,
What you do and how you act towards others,
… is a reflection of your heart, the who you really are,
As John wrote,

      He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
      1 John 4:8

      And we have known and believed the love that God has for us.
      God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God,
      and God in him.
      1 John 4:16

Want to be known by God,
… and be welcomed into His feast?
Reach out to others where you are,
…and God be there reaching out to you (where you are).

      But without faith it is impossible to please Him,
      for he who comes to God must believe that He is,
      and that He is a rewarder
of those who diligently seek Him.
      Heb. 11:6