Monday Manna – It’s Not About What You Know but that You Know Me

jesusparkbench1In this world of constant communication, but so much false and biased information, my heart cries out for truth to the only One who knows.  “Father, I must have Your words, Your truth,” was my cry that morning five years ago. And in the quiet, He answered:

“Fear not little flock, it is your Father’s good pleasure to GIVE you the Kingdom.”

Rest in Me Beloved.  Rest in Me.  Time is short but the road is long.  Strength for the journey is found in Me and Me alone.

This chorus from an old song by Amy Grant dropped into my spirit:

The Lord has a will,
and I have a need
to follow that will;
to humbly be still.
To rest in it, nest in it,
fully be blessed in it;
following my Father’s will.

He continued, “The world as you know it is about to fall like a house of cards.  Only those standing firm on My foundation will be able to function.

I am the way the truth and the life

I am your foundation and strength.

It’s not about what you know, but that you know Me.  You must know Me in My downsitting and my uprising and be familiar with all My ways…(Psalm 139)

I am your constant companion and live in you by My Spirit, yet many only consult Me in crisis or praise Me in victory.

I am responsible for your next breath, yet many rarely acknowledge Me except when asked if they are Christian.

Christianity is more than your name on a tally sheet.  Christianity is discipleship–a complete surrender of your ways and a complete pursuit of Mine, until you look like Me, talk like Me and act like Me.

Come and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls.  Take My yoke, My truths, My ways on you and you will find rest.

Time is short, but the road is long.  Choose you this day whom you will serve.  Your choice will determine your peace, your joy, your very existence. 

My plans for you are good and not for evil to give you a future and a hope.

Rest in Me, we are going to the other side.”

~~~

He is right.  Crisis stirs our pursuit of Him for answers and help, but how about every day ‘normal’ life?  Is He only for our 911 calls?  Or is He the love of our lives?  One who fills our mind and heart regardless of our activity?

The conditions in our world today are heralding the end of the age as we know it.  Things are about to change and more than ever we need to know Him.  He is the only constant truth there is.

If you don’t know Him, take five minutes alone and tell Him you want to get to know Him.  Ask Him to help you.  Pick up a Bible and read the book of John or Luke, Matthew or Mark and listen to Him speak and see how He interacts with people.  Ask Him questions about what you read.  Knowing Him is the greatest privilege we have.  To sit down with the Creator and Savior of the entire universe and have a one on one conversation with the One who loves you more than His very life.  There is nothing that compares.

If you already know Him, ask Him to take you deeper.  Spend time ministering to Him–thanking Him for all He’s done in your life.  Tell Him how you so appreciate His love, His faithfulness, His mercy, His grace, His presence, His sense of humor, His persistence and patience with you.  The list is endless.

Being a believer is about a relationship, not religion.  He is ever calling us — “Rise up and come away with Me.” Let’s not keep Him waiting.

Shalom ♥

 

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