Yesterday I looked backed through my highlights from my re-reading of The Practice of the Presence of God and wrote briefly about one of the stronger quotes in the book. however, the passage below is actually the one for which i was looking.
We must know before we can love. In order to know GOD, we must often think of Him; and when we come to love Him, we shall then also think of Him often, for our heart will be with our treasure. This is an argument which well deserves your consideration. Lawrence, Brother (2010-04-21). The Practice of The Presence of God (Kindle Locations 346-348). Unknown. Kindle Edition.This short and simple assertion puts practical thought to a matter that has puzzled me. How specifically does a person come to love God? We must know God before we can love God and then in order to know God, we must often think of him. There are certainly more profound thoughts regarding Knowing God and Loving God, but perhaps few will be so immediately understandable and helpful.
Yesterday was a good experiment in seeking to move through the day with a conscience awareness of God. I believe this simple little book can serve as a strong encouragement to that end.