People who have ‘met the Lord’ and whatever that might mean to them individually can obviously be very different from one to the next. Sometimes the meeting is explosive, and sometimes not so explosive. Our way of entrance into Jesus and His kingdom can be a many sided experience.
Most people can remember when they had an encounter with the Lord. For many it was natural and calm and without incidence. They were perhaps raised among Jesus believers in a Christian environment. Even if later there was an escapade or two into disobedience, the familiar background and atmosphere was of believers. Others know no such background and became acquainted with the Lord through a witness of some kind, either a friend, colleague, relative, a camp, a retreat, watching television, or radio, reading literature and tracts, or an appearance from the Lord Himself; but they came ‘to know about Jesus.’ It does not matter really ‘how’ we came, but that we came. Some paths are much easier than others. There is not a right way to do a wrong thing, and there is not a wrong way to do a right thing.
Part of grace is the Lord’s unwavering patience with us.
“All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.” Jesus