Do you know me?

ImageYesterday I was talking to God about some things, things I wish I knew, things I wish I could handle better or have the wisdom I need.  I said, “God I wish I knew what you thought on this,” immediately I knew the answer and it’s pretty simple. First let me ask you this, do you know how your wife/husband/child/significant other/best friend would react in any given situation? If they were surprised or scared would they scream, run, laugh? In our family my mother reacts in the most odd way if any of us ever scared her or had a minor hurt, she would haul off and slap us! I know that sounds almost cruel but it was just a knee jerk reaction and her mother did the same thing so we tried to stay out of her reach until she calmed down! What advice would your close confidant give if you were in trouble, upset, or confused? Here is the answer, it was “Get to know Me as well as you know people that you are close to, then you will always know what I am thinking or what I would say.”  How do you get to know Him that personally? Easy, you pray! Just talk to Him and most important is to read His Word! If I write letters to you, or emails, and they continue to remain unread, will you NOT know what I am thinking, you will not know ME and eventually I will simply quit trying to communicate with you! It is talking with someone, spending time with them that lets you know who they really are. If you really know me, you will know the difference when I say something that is silly or funny as opposed to taking me too seriously, on the other hand if I am being serious, you will know it! I advised someone today who was worried because someone had hacked her Social Media page and they were saying terrible things in her name! If a person knows you well enough for it to matter to them what you say they will know it if was you, if they don’t know you well enough to know the difference then so what? The difference between your relationship with God and another person is that when God wrote His Word, gave His prophets His Words, gave the Commandments to Moses, when all those things happened, they really WERE “written in stone!” Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever! People tend to change with the phases of the moon, or circumstances, God means what He says and says what He means! We can believe what He says! In the book of John we can find a walk of faith by reading His unchangeable Word! Faith is important to our understanding of Scripture and to the Spirit’s activity in our lives. Faith, like love, evidenced itself in obedience. Faith approaches God boldly to receive from Him! Read these scriptures from John 10:37,38 Believe in the miracles of Jesus. 11:40 Understand that the glory of God is revealed to those who believe. 14:6,7 Recognize that Jesus is the only way to God. 14:12-14 Pray for and expect the “greater things” ministry of the church. 16:24 Do not neglect to ask the Father for those things you need to live and to do His work! Read those scriptures and think about the main point in each of them, you will learn more about your “Friend” and find faith for your life.
Amp up your prayer life and get to know God as a personal friend and in case you were wondering… NO the quirk and mystery of the unprovoked slap was not passed on to me!

4 Replies to “Do you know me?”

  1. Very well said. I enjoyed your post very much. I happen to believe also in spending time with God in His Word and in prayer. Thank You Harolene. Have wonderful day and week.
    Margaret,

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    1. You also Margaret… I love typing your name, it’s very pretty. Do people call you be your full name or shorten it?😄

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      1. Most people call me by the full name. There have been a few over the years who have insisted it needed to be shortened. My mom’s mom was Margaret also. Never had a problem because she was always mom or grandma. There was a time when I was younger I wanted something else. I have grown into it though.
        Yours is an interesting name also. I have never heard it before. Names are interesting, execpt those in the Bible I do not know how to say! I am learning though.
        I pray God will bless this day for you, I send my love to you in Christ.
        Margaret

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      2. Thank you. My grandmother’s name was Margaret but they pronounced it Mar greet’. Mine is a combination of my parents Harry and Olene! Have a good day!

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