This experience shifted my trajectory and put me on a path in which God was no longer a cold, distant concept, but a present reality. I began to prioritize knowing God over knowing about God. With help, I learned to have conversations with God. The more I experienced His nearness, the more impulsively I worshiped and read scripture. Jesus had described the Kingdom as a treasure hidden in a field, and I had found it. I have a Father who delights in me, and loves to walk and work alongside me through everyday life and challenges.