“have the understanding to know me that I am the Lord,” says in Jeremiah 29:24a, NIV
There are so many things we know about God. We learn them from the Bible and life experiences. It’s good to name some of them and ask ourselves: We know God has a plan to prosper all creatures. Are you aware of what it might be for you? We know God is doing a new thing. Do you perceive it? We know God loves a cheerful giver. Is generosity an integral part of your life? We know God can make all things possible. When was the last time you witnessed God’s miracle? We know God created and cares for the whole creation. What do you do to protect the environment? We know God made you in God’s image. Are you mirroring God’s image in your daily living?
These are some of the things that we know about God. And there are more. Am I right? Here is the deal: The things that we know about God are limited. This is not so the case because God is hiding and not revealing his presence among us fully—precisely the opposite. God reveals himself all the time. If we are, to be honest about this, we are missing a lot because we tend to pick attributes of God of those that fit our standards. Isn’t it the case? It will help us become better Christians by being aware of who God is and what God does and allowing such knowledge of God to transform us. Knowing God is a critical step toward becoming what God has stored for you. Are we consciously taking this step? Is knowing God leading you to become who God wants you to be? Your growing knowledge of God in your life will help you become a better person – a better child of God. Are you growing your desire to know God better each day?
In Jeremiah 29:23-24, we read, “This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice, and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight, declares the Lord.” May our increasing knowledge of God gives us faith and courage to surrender our life – our all in all – to God. Let kindness, justice, and righteousness become part of our daily lives. In this way, our God may delight in seeing your life becoming what God wants you to be.
The Potter’s Hand by Darlene Zscech
Beautiful Lord, wonderful Saviour
I know for sure
All of my days are held in Your hands
And crafted into Your perfect plan.
And take me, and mold me, use me, and fill me
I give my life to the Potter’s hand
You call me, You guide me, You lead me, walk beside me
I give my life to the Potter’s hand, oh, oh, oh
Take it all, I give. Amen.