Isn’t it amazing how the memory works? I was sitting outside this morning for coffee and Bible study, and it felt as though fall was already in the air. Now for those of you that do not live in Mississippi or have never been here and experienced the heat and humidity… let me tell you… a cool morning in August is RARE! But all of a sudden, I found myself going back to my freshman year of college and that feeling of walking to class on sidewalks covered with colorful leaves. I remembered that exciting and scary place of self-discovery, desiring to find myself in that new place among those new people.
And that’s when it hit me this morning: even then in the midst of trying to get to know myself fully, I was already fully known…
Isn’t the thought of being fully known so incredible? Imagine someone knowing and understanding all of your thoughts, motives, desires, actions, strengths, weaknesses, dreams, ambitions, struggles, insecurities, pet peeves, joys, accomplishments, secrets. Let’s go even further though… someone that knows every freckle on your skin, every hair on your head, every cell in your body, every fiber of your being…
That someone is God.
If you are reading this post now and are skeptical about what I have just written, my questions for you are, “Why not?” and “How not?” Even after the seeking and searching to find yourself, know that there is hope. Amidst the uncertainty, there is certainty; there is a blessed assurance. There is an Almighty God that gave us our abilities and proved our worth through the sending of His Son, Jesus Christ.
If you’re a believer reading this post, my questions for you are also, “Why not?” and “How not?” Why not live even more freely through faith and trust in the forgiveness that we have received through Jesus. Why not eagerly confess our sins and share our truest emotions with God? After all, He already knows them anyways! It’s just an exercise of trust and a measure taken in order to fall deeper and deeper in love with Him. With this all in mind, how could we not draw closer to the God that has called us sons and daughters in His kingdom?
Proverbs 16:20-21 says,
“Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good,
and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
The wise of heart is called discerning, and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.”
Consider God’s word this morning. Discover good, and receive his blessing through trusting him! He knows us fully because HE is the one that designed every bit of who we are. Isn’t the sweetness of His words persuasive?
Today I will leave you with these questions to think about… If we truly believe and trust that God has forgiven us because of Jesus dying for our sins, then why not confess all of our sins to our just and merciful Father? Why try to find our identity in anything other than the One that already knows exactly who we are and who He has called us to be?