Prodigal: I want to know God.
Me: That is a good place to start.
Prodigal: Where do I go from here.
Me: Maybe this will help.
This is from the book Reaching for the Invisible God by Philip Yancey
Indeed, I see many parallels between getting to know God and getting to know a human person. I first learn a person’s name. Something in his personality attracts me to him. I spend time with my new friend, learning what activities we have in common. I give gifts and make small sacrifices for that friend. I do things to please my friend that I wouldn’t do otherwise. I share happy times and sad times; we laugh together and weep together. I reveal my deepest secrets. I take risks of relationship. I make commitments. I fight and argue, then reconcile. All these stages of relationship apply to God as well.
And this love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
2 John 1:6
Jennifer Van Allen