Friday, September 4, 2009

What You Know

And by this we know that he abides in us,
by the Spirit whom he has given us.

I John 3:24b

As she was driving away, leaving behind her youngest at college, her cry was, “God, will you take care of her?” According to her testimony that she shared with several of us, God responded with a question in return, “What do you know?” And as she began to list all the things that she “knew” about God’s character, His provision, His love, her anxiousness dissipated.

From the time the question, “What do you know?” pierced my own consciousness, a day hasn’t gone by where I haven’t asked myself, “What do you know?”

With so many “unknowns” confronting us, almost on a daily basis, it’s good to stop and remember what we do knowGod abides in us. Whatever is happening in our lives now can often block out the light of what we know to be true from the past. That “issue” niggling at us becomes a distraction and soon we find ourselves stumbling blind. Our fumbling response to these present distractions, hardships, struggles, discouragements can impede our forward progress and prevent us from living vibrant lives in the Kingdom.

“What do you know?” It’s a question that prompts us to stop, take a deep breath, and reacquaint ourselves with the promise …behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:20)

Jesus, thank you for Your Holy Spirit
that points us always back to You
and the promises that You have kept
throughout all time.

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