Knowledge of God – "a thorough learning through the Scripture of who God is that produces a a close, personal, intimate, and experiential relationship with God as we learn more of Him and yield total control of our lives to Him for His glory." The knowledge of God is the most important thing in the world for every Christian. It is at the heart of salvation and all other true spiritual experiences in life. Knowing God is what we were created for and everything else in life that a person desires is secondary to the knowledge of God. This is why it is so important to thoroughly assimilate God's Word into our lives through listening, reading, studying, memorizing, and meditation upon the Word of God. It has well been said, "We can't bypass the handbook God has given us and expect to know Him in some other way." The knowledge of God is our greatest need, but not just knowing facts about the Word of the Lord, but knowing the Lord of the Word that produces obedience to His Word and His Will in our daily lives. The secret to growing as a Christian is not just knowing the Bible but being a doer of the Bible. It is only as God impacts the way we think, feel, and live, that we will be filled with His love and have His great hand upon our lives. (Colossians 1:9), " For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding."