The same thing can be said about God. We may know many things about God, we know from the Bible that He created the world, that He sent His Son, Jesus, into the world, we know that Jesus was crucified on the cross, we know that He has done many miraculous things. However, have we really met Him? Have we personally experienced Him?
To know France or Italy ‘for real’ means that I will have to get on a plane and take a journey there. To know someone ‘for real’ means that we will have to have experiences with the person through conversations, face-to-face encounters, going through situations with the person, etc.
How well can we say that we know God? How can we further our experiences with/of Him?
1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him