June 3–KNOW!–Part 3–Psalm 100

So, what do you KNOW?

Growing up I often heard my Grandpa greet his friends and customers (he sold Watkins Products in his retirement years) with that phrase, “So, what do you KNOW?” instead of the more usual, “Hello! How are you?”

I thought it was a pretty funny way to greet somebody, but I was always curious to hear how his friends and customers, especially the old-timers, would answer that question. Some did so seriously, some with a bit of news, some with a bit of humor: “The old arthritis is kickin’ up a bit.” “Fishin’s good right now.” “I’m still alive, and that’s darn good to know!” “Spectin’ more rain soon” “Hazel’s feeling better after doin’ so poorly all winter.” “I’m still better lookin’ than you. Always will be.”

So, what do you KNOW? What do I know?

Whatever it is–whether it is knowledge we have gained from a PhD in Nuclear Physics or knowledge we have for a rip-roaring game of Tic-Tac-Toe–it pales in comparison to what God wants us to know. What we NEED to know.

Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:3

Do we live like we know that the LORD is our God? Do we live like we know that our very breath, our very life–everything we are as human beings–was given to us and made for us by the LORD our God?

Do we live like we know we are His? That we are the LORD our God’s created, precious, deeply and eternally loved people?

Do we live like we know that we are not alone, but that we really belong to the LORD our God? Do we live like we know that we have a place forever in the heart of our ABBA?

Do we live like we know that we are His sheep–that He is our Shepherd, our Leader, our Care-taker, our Defender, our Provider, our Guardian, our God? Do we live like we know the pasture–the presence of our Loving LORD–in the midst of whatever we are experiencing?

Knowledge truly is power, divine power, when it comes to knowing that the LORD is God! 

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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