When we make the decision to trade our intellectual knowledge about God for an intimate relationship with Him, things in life that once were a mystery to us become very clear. Issues that once defeated us disappear, we no longer struggle with our faith, and the fruits of the Spirit begin to show up. Religion does not understand the concept of getting to know God personally. At one time, enmity existed between God and man; spending time with Him reveals the depth of His love for us. Knowing God turns the biblical promise “My sheep know My voice, and they hear Me” from a cliché into a real and deep relationship with the Father. Being with God in our secret place is never a waste of time. When we have the courage to do so, we will be able to do things we cannot do by ourselves.