How has my understanding of God changed. From my new birth to the present my understanding has changed as I have studied His Word closely. He has become a loving Father rather than a distant being somewhere off in space. Over the 48 years of being a son of God I have gained more knowledge of Him through the study of his word. Note 2 Peter 1:5-7 “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.” Knowledge brought me to God and knowledge has drawn me closer to God.