Tuesday, July 12, 2011

That I May Know Him

I SEE my sin and weaknesses,
but I KNOW that He is faithful to forgive my sins - I John 1:9.

I SEE pain and hurt in the ones I love,
but I KNOW that He sees us, has compassion on us, and heals us - Matthew 14:14.

 I FEEL fear,
but I KNOW that He encourages me to not be afraid, for the battle is not mine, but His - 2 Chronicles 20:15.

I FEEL so far from the LORD some times,
but I KNOW that by the blood of Christ I am brought near to Him - Ephesians 2:13

I SEE our problems,
but I KNOW that the peace of God will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus as we take our anxieties to Him in prayer and thanksgiving - Philippians 4:6-7.

I SEE evil,
but I KNOW that God is good and His steadfast love endures forever, so I give thanks - 1 Chronicles 16:34.

I SEE disasters that take away,
but I KNOW that as we call upon Him in our day of trouble, He will deliver us and we shall glorify Him - Psalm 50:15.

I FEEL the weight of burdens,
but I KNOW that I can cast my burdens on the LORD and He will sustain me - Psalm 55:22.

I FEEL defeated many times,
But I KNOW, thanks be to God, that He gives me the victory through my Lord Jesus Christ - I Corinthians 15:57.

I SEE death,
but I KNOW that we who believe will pass from death to life - Eternal Life - John 5:24.

Philippians 3:10 starts with this “That I may Know Him...”
I believe that the things that we are feeling and seeing today can lead to two paths;
-or the chance to KNOW the LORD more.  
What ever you might be seeing or feeling today, look at it as a God ordained opportunity to KNOW Him more.  I’m not saying it is easy.  There are several really HARD things that are facing us today; including sorrow for our family who lost everything yesterday when their house burned down.  But let us encourage each other to take what we see and feel and find what we KNOW.

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