How would you like to be anchored in the confidence of being unconditionally LOVED by someone who KNOWS everything about you? After listing the qualities of love, in 1 Corinthians chapter 13, the Bible says: “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” (1 Cor. 13:12) Much like children don’t fully comprehend their parent’s love until they become adults–we will never fully understand God’s love until we get to heaven. However, Omnipotent God “fully knows” us RIGHT NOW–and–He loves us–warts and all! The more we get to know Him, the more we KNOW of His love for us. The more we know the love God has for us, the more we have the confidence to love others without pretense or expectation. The knowledge of God’s love towards us fortifies us against any storm. God is the ONLY One who fully knows you AND truly loves us! We have a hard time even loving ourselves–much less anyone else–because we know all our failures. The more we realize how much God fully knows us and truly loves us, the more that we can “love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) Through a daily relationship with God, His love begins to penetrate every aspect of our lives. His love expels our great fear of rejection, it bestows humility in our interactions with others and it grants us unimaginable courage to do the impossible. We learn to cease our endless pursuit of self-satisfaction. God satisfies our every need. He know our needs better than we do, He loves us more than we do. In the knowledge of His love, we are free to glorify Him. In this freedom, we develop our unique, God-given talents for His glory. Knowing His love, eclipses every other experience we’ve ever had. Knowing His love begins with knowing Him–when we know Him, we begin to know how much He knows and loves us! His love captivates our heart!