What I Know is Not About Me
"I don't know more than you, we just know different things." was on someones Instagram profile yesterday and immediately put me in awe of God. Because really, knowledge, wisdom and understanding are all about God. From Him and for Him
"Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water? Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, 'Here we are'?Who endowed the heart with wisdom or gave understanding to the mind? Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens..." Job 38:34-37
I absolutely am fascinated in thinking about how much God knows. Everything about me and you, physically, mentally, emotionally, socially... everything. And about our great great great grandmas, who we don't even know. But God knows her. He knows everything about her. Why she made every decisions she ever made, why she felt every feeling she ever felt. Why she loved what she loved and hated what she hated. He knew her.
And to think that anytime we know something, it is because He has given us minds to understand. Brains that work and process information. And He has revealed the workings of what we learned. Like technology. He chose now, this generation to have access to reaching the world through a computer screen.
Or how He set laws of wisdom in place that those who seek wisdom or the "how to's" in life can find them no matter who it is. How He gives wisdom and understanding generously to those who seek and ask Him.
And I love how He has revealed His plan for the redemption of mankind progressively. Beautiful!!!
And not only is it beautiful that He reveals knowledge but that He also hides knowledge.
Austin and I were discussing what things, what information, we will not tell our kids at this point. And we came to the conclusion that it would be things that will cause them harm. I think God is the same. He does not tell us things that would harm us.
The Holy Spirit is the teacher, the revealer of truth, the One who gives us understanding, insight, discernment, revelation. The truths I know are because He allowed me to understand. He gave me the ability to understand and He is the One who enabled it to not be hidden any longer.
To say, "I get it" is a gift from Him, through Him and for Him. Thank you Lord for the information You've given me at this point in life and the things You've kept hidden from me.
Laura, the creator and host of Missional Women is married and has six kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries since 2002 serving with Master Plan Ministries. Laura is the Staff Women's Development Coordinator and has discipled over 150 women, led over 30 Bible studies and speaks many times a year. Laura is an author and creator of ministry tools and resources. You can find her books and resources at the Missional Women store and connect with her on facebook,twitter, pinterest, youtube, instagram andher author site.
11/10/2020 09:12:05 am
So true. Love this article. I also am amazed when thinking of God's knowledge. There is comfort in knowing that i don't have to know it all or understand everything. Praise God He is the one putting my life together and overseeing how everything can work for my good. He is truly a loving God and merciful toward us, HIs creation.
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