Knowing God is the most important decision you can make in your life.

    Identifying what you are running after will help you make decisions to turn to God each day. In this video, we’ll look at some of the promises God makes to us about what happens when we get to know him.

    God brings lasting happiness

    Those who don’t know God are happy for only a short time. 

    Job 20:5 ERV

    God frees us from the burden of trying to behave right

    This is because I want faithful love, not sacrifice. I want people to know God, not to bring burnt offerings. 

    Hosea 6:6 ERV

    God has good plans for our lives

    Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God‘s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. 

    Romans 12:2 NLT

    God changes our relationships for the better

    He helped those who were poor and needy, so everything went well for him. That is what it means to know God,” says the LORD. 

    Jeremiah 22:16 NCV

    Dear friends, we should love each other, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has become God’s child. And so everyone who loves knows God.

    1 John 4:7 ERV

    God frees us from being dominated by worry

    Don’t worry and ask yourselves, “Will we have anything to eat? Will we have anything to drink? Will we have anything to drink?  [32] Only people who don’t know God are always worrying about such things. Your Father in heaven knows that you need all of these. [33] But more than anything else, put God’s work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well. [34] Don’t worry about tomorrow. It will take care of itself. You have enough to worry about today.

    Matthew 6:31-34 CEV

    What will stop me from knowing God?

    How long will you people refuse to respect me? You love foolish things, and you run after what is worthless. 

    Psalm 4:2 CEV

    Lies about what will make us happy

    How happy is anyone who has put his trust in the LORD and has not turned to the proud or to those who run after lies! 

    Psalm 40:4 CSB

    Alcohol and other forms of escape

    Woe to those who rise early in the morning to run after their drinks, who stay up late at night till they are inflamed with wine.

    Isaiah 5:11 NIV

    Craving more money

    Loving money is the first step toward all kinds of trouble. Some people run after it so much that they have given up their faith. Craving more money pushes them away from the faith into error, compounding misery in their lives! 

    1 Timothy 6:10 TPT

    How do I get to know God?

    Search for God like you would search for treasure

    “Call out for the ability to be wise. Cry out for understanding. [4] Look for it as you would look for silver. Search for it as you would search for hidden treasure. [5] Then you will understand how to have respect for the LORD. You will find out how to know God.

    Proverbs 2:3-5 NIRV

    Learn to enjoy your relationship with God

    I will run after you with delight in my heart, for you will make me obedient to your instructions.

    Psalm 119:32 TPT

    Do an “about-face” when necessary

    “The people I love, I call to account-prod and correct and guide so that they’ll live at their best. Up on your feet, then! About face! Run after God!

    Revelation 3:19 The Message

    Choose to do what the Bible says

    Here’s how we can be sure that we’ve truly come to know God: if we keep his commands.

     1 John 2:3 TPT

    Kenzo is a cinematography and film student at San Jose State University, and is a video producer for Deep Spirituality.

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