Known

Do you know that you are fully and completely known by God? David said in Psalm 139 verses one through four:
Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.”
then he continued in verse 16,
You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”
What a revelation! There is nothing about us that God is not acquainted with; not our attitudes, our insecurities, our stubbornness, our confidences, or even the things we ponder on deep within our heart. Nothing about us is unknown to God, and nothing about us surprises Him either.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!” Psalm 139:17-18
Even after knowing everything about us, the good, the bad and the indifference, we are told that God’s thoughts of us are still GOOD, and that they outnumber the grains of sand in all the earth. How can God love us this much?! I cannot fathom the awesome wonder of His majesty. I am mind blown every time I read this passage. To be loved beyond our own humanity is the nature of who God really is, and knowing that is such a comfort to my soul, like a hot cup of cocoa on a blistering, cold day. It just melts all of my worries away.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17
He sent Christ into the word to save us because He loves us. Not because we are perfect and make the right choices and we are kind to everyone, but because He loves us and He knows we can’t get it together on our own. The manner of love He chooses to love us with supersedes our own understanding.
Below are the lyrics to a song called ‘Known’ by an artist named Tauren Wells, along with a link to its YouTube video. On rough days, and days that I just need to be reminded of God’s love and presence in my life, I put this song on repeat. And by the third or fourth time it plays, I am up on my feet, and singing with joy to the top of my lungs. I hope that this does for you what it somehow always does for me. Save this song to a YouTube playlist, or add it to your phone, because there will always come a day that we will need our chins lifted up and be reminded that we are not loved in a limited way by God, but that we are fully loved and fully known by Him! God Bless!
Known by Tauren Wells
It’s so unusual it’s frightening
You see right through the mess inside me
And you call me out to pull me in
You tell me I can start again
And I don’t need to keep on hiding
I’m fully known and loved by You
You won’t let go no matter what I do
And it’s not one or the other
It’s hard truth and ridiculous grace
To be known fully known and loved by You
I’m fully known and loved by You
It’s so like You to keep pursuing
It’s so like me to go astray, ooh
But You guard my heart with Your truth
The kind of love that’s bullet proof
And I surrender to Your kindness, oh
I’m fully known and loved by You
You won’t let go no matter what I do
And it’s not one or the other
It’s hard truth and ridiculous grace
To be known fully known and loved by You
I’m fully known and loved by You
How real, how wide
How rich, how high is Your heart
I cannot find the reasons why
You give me so much
How real, how wide
How rich, how high is Your heart
Now, I cannot find the reasons why
You give me so much
I’m fully known (fully known) and loved by You
You won’t let go (no you won’t let go) no matter what I do
And it’s not one or the other
It’s hard truth and ridiculous grace
To be known fully known and loved by You
I’m fully known and loved by You
It’s so unusual it’s frightening
I’m fully known and loved by You
Lyrics taken from google.com. Bible passages taken form biblegateway.com. Video link taken from YouTube.com.

 

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