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1 Cor 8:3  But if one loves God truly [with affectionate reverence, prompt obedience, and grateful recognition of His blessing], he is known by God [recognized as worthy of His intimacy and love, and he is owned by Him].  AMP ↕↕↕

1 COR 8:3 But if a person passionately loves God, he will possess the

knowledge of God. TPT

Ps 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God and made Him my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works.  AMP


Ps 73:28 But I'm in the very presence of God oh, how refreshing it is! I've made Lord God my home. God, I'm telling the world what you do!  MSG

JAMES 4:8 Move your heart closer and closer to God, and he will come even closer to you. But make sure you cleanse your life, you sinners, and keep your heart pure and stop doubting. TPT

Matt 15:8 These people make a big show of saying the right thing, but their heart isn't in it. MSG

Isa 29:13 The Master said: "These people make a big show of saying the right thing, but their hearts aren't in it. Because they act like they're worshiping me

but don't mean it,  MSG

PROV 3:5 Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. TPT

Jer 29:13  "When you come looking for me, you'll find me. "Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else,

14 I'll make sure you won't be disappointed." God's Decree. "I'll turn things around for you. I'll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you" God's Decree "bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on it.   MSG

Ps 119:2 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are they who keep His testimonies, and who seek, inquire for and of Him and crave Him with the whole heart.  AMP

JN 1:18 No one has ever gazed upon the fullness of Gods splendor except the uniquely beloved Son, who is cherished by the Fatherand held close to his heart. Now he has unfolded to us the full explanation of who God truly TPT

Eph 1:17  But I do more than thank. I ask ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally,

18 your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for Christians, MSG


EPH 1:17-18 I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelationto know him through your deepening intimacy with him.

18 I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his callingthat is, the wealth of Gods glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones!  TPT

John 15:5  "I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you're joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can't produce a thing.  MSG

Gal 4:7  Doesn't that privilege of intimate conversation with God make it plain that you are not a slave, but a child? And if you are a child, you're also an heir, with complete access to the inheritance.  MSG

Eph 4:30  Don't grieve God. Don't break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don't take such a gift for granted.  MSG

Heb 11:7  By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was warned about something he couldn't see, and acted on what he was told. The result? His family was saved. His act of faith drew a sharp line between the evil of the unbelieving world and the rightness of the believing world. As a result, Noah became intimate with God.  MSG

1 John 2:6  Anyone who claims to be intimate with God ought to live the same kind of life Jesus lived.   MSG

1 John 4:15  Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God's Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God.  MSG

Deut 4:29 But even there, if you seek God, your God, you'll be able to find him if you're serious, looking for him with your whole heart and soul.

30 When troubles come and all these awful things happen to you, in future days you will come back to God, your God, and listen obediently to what he says.

31 God, your God, is above all a compassionate God. In the end he will not abandon you, he won't bring you to ruin, he won't forget the covenant with your ancestors which he swore to them.   MSG

Ps 27:4-8  I'm asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I'll contemplate his beauty; I'll study at his feet.

5 That's the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world, The perfect getaway,

far from the buzz of traffic.

6 God holds me head and shoulders above all who try to pull me down. I'm headed for his place to offer anthems that will raise the roof! Already I'm singing God-songs; I'm making music to God.

7 Listen, God, I'm calling at the top of my lungs: "Be good to me! Answer me!"

8 When my heart whispered, "Seek God," my whole being replied, "I'm seeking him!"   MSG


PS 27:4-8 Heres the one thing I crave from God, the one thing I seek above all else: I want the privilege of living with him every moment in his house,  finding the sweet loveliness of his face, filled with awe, delighting in his glory and grace. I want to live my life so close to him that he takes pleasure in my every prayer.
56 In his shelter in the day of trouble, thats where youll find me, for he hides me there in his holiness. He has smuggled me into his secret place, where Im kept safe and secure out of reach from all my enemies. Triumphant now, Ill bring him my offerings of praise, singing and shouting with ecstatic joy! Yes, listen and you can hear the fanfare of my shouts of praise to the Lord!
God, hear my cry. Show me your grace. Show me mercy, and send the help I need!
Lord, when you said to me, Seek my face, my inner being responded, Im seeking your face with all my heart. TPT

Ps 40:16  Let all those that seek and require You rejoice and be glad in You; let such as love Your salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified!  AMP

Ps 63:1  O GOD, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.  AMP 


PS 63:1 O God of my life, Im lovesick for you in this weary wilderness. I thirst with the deepest longings to love you more, with cravings in my heart that cant be described. Such yearning grips my soul for you, my God! TPT

Rom 5:11 Now that we have actually received this amazing friendship with God, we are no longer content to simply say it in plodding prose. We sing and shout our praises to God through Jesus, the Messiah!   MSG

James 2:23 The full meaning of "believe" in the Scripture sentence, "Abraham believed God and was set right with God," includes his action. It's that mesh of believing and acting that got Abraham named "God's friend."  MSG

JN 15:13-15 For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. And this great love is demonstrated when a person sacrifices his life for his friends.

14 You show that you are my intimate friends when you obey all that I command you.

15 I have never called you servants, because a master doesnt confide in his servants, and servants dont always understand what the master is doing. But I call you my most intimate friends  for I reveal to you everything that Ive heard from my Father.  TPT

Ps 34:15 God keeps an eye on his friends, his ears pick up every moan and groan. MSG

Prov 18:24 The man of many friends [a friend of all the world] will prove himself a bad friend, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.  AMP

Luke 12:32  Don't be afraid of missing out. You're my dearest friends! The Father wants to give you the very kingdom itself. MSG

Ps 148:14  he's built a monument his very own people! Praise from all who love God! Israel's children, intimate friends of God. Hallelujah!   MSG

2 Cor 13:14  The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you.  MSG

John 17:3  And this is the real and eternal life: That they know you, The one and only true God, And Jesus Christ, whom you sent. MSG


JN 17:3 Eternal life means to know and experience you  as the only true God,  and to know and experience Jesus Christ, as the Son whom you have sent. TPT

Eph 3:19  [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!  AMP


EPH 3:19 Then you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiencesthe great magnitudeof the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understandingthis extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!  TPT

2 Peter 1:3  Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received!  MSG


2 PET 1:3 Everything we could ever need for life and complete devotionto God has already been deposited in us by his divine power. For all this was lavished upon us through the rich experience of knowing him who has called us by name and invited us to come to him through a glorious manifestation of his goodness. TPT

2 Cor 5:20 We're Christ's representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God's work of making things right between them. We're speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he's already a friend with you.  MSG

1 John 4:7  My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God.   MSG


1 JN 4:7 Those who are loved by God, let his love continually pour from you to one another, because God is love. Everyone who loves is fathered by God and experiences an intimate knowledge of him.  TPT