God is different.
So, we experience Him differently, not the way we experience things in the world.
He is not material that can be perceived with the five senses.
God is spirit.
How do I explain this Spirit?
To what do I liken Him?
It’s like explaining color to sound, when vibration is all it has known.
Experiencing God is knowing, but much more than that.
More like the fellowship of knowing, yet even much more.
I don’t feel God in a physical or chemical sense, primarily.
However, knowing does very often elicit very real and intense feelings.
I experience God primarily, purely and most powerfully by knowing and being known.
Cause precedes effect.
Everything begins with God making Himself known.
When I receive what He reveals about Himself, He gives me Himself and then reveals some more.
At times, we disagree and He helps me see where I am wrong.
I have a real, living, growing relationship with a real, living God.
One of the evidences of the reality of this relationship is that it’s changing me in ways I could not have imagined.
This is how I experience God.
Knowing and being known.
Knowledge of Him that perfects me.
-1 Corinthians 13:8-12,
“Love never fails.
But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face.
Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.”