You know how when you have lived with your spouse for some years and you have invested yourselves in each other; you are familiar?
So much so when he is in the outfield and you came late to the stands, you know it is him out there. You can’t see the lines of his face; you can’t make out his chin but you know that’s him. Even from a distance, a long-distance facing his back, you just know. That’s him.
Why — you could even pick him out from a line up seeing only his hands or feet. That’s how well you know him.
And why is that? Why do you know him so well?
That’s easy. Years of togetherness have taught you.
GOD wants us to know Him even better than this.
He wants us to recognize His hands, His path, His face, and His heart.
It’s important, don’t you think, that we can say of HIM, I recognize that Hand. I know this Path. This Direction is surely His. Even when we are looking through a glass darkly we must know that’s HIM.
How do we do this?
Years of Togetherness.
Conversation. Investment. LOVE.
ALL relationships require it.
And NO relationship is more needed or more complete than the one we have with Father GOD.
So how close do you have to be before you can say, That’s HIM!
18 “Come now,” says Adonai,
“let’s talk this over together.
Even if your sins are like scarlet,
they will be white as snow;
even if they are red as crimson,
they will be like wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the good of the land;
20 but if you refuse and rebel,
you will be eaten by the sword”;
for the mouth of Adonai has spoken. source