Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Importance of Knowing God


I once sang a song at my old church called, “Would I Know you Now?” One of the verses that always caused my heart to wonder went something like this:

“Have the images I’ve painted so distorted who you are, that even if the world were looking, they could not see you- the real you? Have I changed Your true reflection to fulfill my own design? Making you all I want, not showing you for divine?”

That may sound like an odd song to sing. But I have always pondered about the religious leaders at the time of Christ. They were men who thought they knew God. When they persecuted Christ and His followers they believed they were serving Him. They called the disciples blasphemers. The same was true for Paul. When he was Saul, he ardently persecuted the Christians. He wanted them all dead. Not out of jealousy or pure evil, but out of service to God. The Savior gave a reason for this. “But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.” John 15:21

The only way we can keep from making a horrible error is by knowing Him. Really knowing Him. That is my biggest desire. I think the only way to do that is by knowing His word and listening to His Spirit. I know I’ve said this before, but I know I’m on the right path to knowing God now. I love this gospel. It is worth every moment I have spent crying…though truthfully I’m hoping things will start to get easier.

I was talking to a new woman at my ward today. I think I’m really going to like her. Her name is Amelia. She, like me, loves to write. She also loves the gospel. It felt wonderful to talk to her this morning and to briefly get to talk about how much we both love this gospel. Well, I know this is short, but I have four wonderful children to go pick up from their dad’s and I’m running late. So, how about we all spend some honest time evaluating where we are and where God intends us to be. Let’s get to know our wonderful God. I sure love Him.


Diane said...

just wanted to say that I love reading your blog and I love your perspective.

Annmarie Worthington said...

Thanks, Diane. I looked at your profile. We love a lot of the same books!

Amelia said...

You are a wonderful woman, Annmarie. I am excited to get to know you too. I hope your week goes well!
Happy Monday!

Joey/Denny/Emma said...

Thank you for your testimony. I've enjoyed reading your blog recently (found it after reading your articles on Meridian, which are remarkable by the way). From Denise in Draper, Utah.

Annmarie Worthington said...

Thank you, Denise. I look forward to getting to know you.

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