“Is there a God?” It is a question we hear often. How patient God is to allow us to debate His existence over and over, but He certainly doesn’t want that to be the end of our learning experience. He grants us time to ponder about His character, but only for a greater purpose. Consider the situation in reverse. God doesn’t spend all His time wondering whether we exist. He knows it. He spends less time questioning our characters and more time shaping them. Just as He know us perfectly, He desires that we come to know Him. “Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Matthew 7:7).
Asking, seeking, knocking—in each application God is asking us to do something. Too many say, “You can’t know God exists. Even if He does, you can’t know His character or intentions. You can believe, but you can’t know.” However, Jesus taught, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). My own experience has confirmed to me that as I try to do God’s will, I have come to know Him better. And the better I know Him, the more I love Him and desire to serve Him and emulate Him.