Let me know you, for You are the God who knows me; let me recognize You as You have recognized me.
~~ Augustine of Hippo
It can be intimidating to realize that someone knows a lot about us, at least until we understand the person's motives and how much he or she cares for us. But when it comes to God the Father, we can take comfort in the fact the He knows all about us. We can rest comfortably in His sovereign knowledge of us, for we know His motives and His love for us!
Nevertheless, God doesn't want this to be a one-way relationship. He offers us the chance to get to know Him too. We can never know Him as well as He knows us, but He longs to enter into a deep and intimate relationship with each of us. He wants us to know Him so well that we easily recognize His heart and His will.
Knowing God, understanding His love for others, and contemplating His desire for justice are things we can experience by deepening our relationship with the Father.
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Psalm 42:1-2 (NIV)