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A Very Deep Sense Of Knowing

January 5, 2018

Greetings,

“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our KNOWLEDGE of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.  Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.  For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge, and to knowledge, self control; and to self control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.  For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your KNOWLEDGE of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  2 Peter 1: 3-8

Wow what great words!  Jesus has given us EVERYTHING we need for life and godliness.  Sure we still will face troubles and obstacles in this life, but in Him we have all the power, love, support and tools we need to overcome our momentary woes.  With our knowledge of Him we can press on through the problems and into the solutions.  However, the knowledge spoken of in this passage is NOT that of a mere intellectual ascent.  What it is all about in the Greek text is knowing Him as in TOUCHING Him, through actually experiencing Him and His touch in our daily lives.   This is not about mere book, bible or head knowledge.    It is about intimately walking with and knowing Him in our heart, mind, and most inward places.  I know I say it a lot, but it is all about knowing and responding to His Voice.  His sheep hear His voice and obey.  (John 10)  Think of your closest friend and how you relate to and know them, then multiply that by infinity.  He wants to walk with us and be with us, and lead and guide us, moment by moment each and every moment of every single day. If you have not experienced this type of deep relationship with Jesus I suggest that you seek, ask and invite Him to invade your life to an even greater degree than He already has.  Jesus wants to reveal Himself to all of us in this manner.  He is fully extending Himself to everyone and we need to just take one small step in His direction and He will meet us right where we are, and His love will bridge any distance to envelop and fill us with the power of His touch.

Jesus never promised us that everything we go through in this life would be joyful and easy. However, He did say He would be with us every single step of the way.  I know what it is like to have a lengthy affliction or problem and to suffer.  I also know what it is like to pray and ask for freedom from my woes.  Sometimes He totally lifts my burdens from me, other times He does not.  I do not know why.  What I do know is that I am still here even though I have faced death numerous times in this life.  I am coming to understand what perseverance means.  I do know that He is totally with me in every aspect of my life and these days that has become enough to get me through even the darkest of times.  It is my hope that all of you will discover and know Him in this very deep and intimate manner also.

Love and …….

Kirk Out !

P.s.  I won’t be posting again for about 10 days.  I am flying to Washington State to meet for the first time face to face a dear woman BK introduced to me in July.  Talena and I have been getting to know each other as best we can online and via the telephone and now is the time for us to be together in real time and space.  The Holy Spirit is leading us both into a deeper relationship with HIM and each other.  Fellowship opportunities will be abundant there and I am looking forward to meeting Win face to face and hanging out with BK and others too!  Please pray for safe travel and Talena and I as we navigate in the Spirit to where HE wants our relationship to be?  Thank you much!

 

 

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9 Comments
  1. Sue permalink

    I was going to ask today when u were going there! I’ll be praying for you both, I’m excited to hear about it all…the wonderful fellowship there, too!! Thank u for this post. It’s heavy. I’ll be meditating….
    Safe travels!

  2. Wow! I have to say I am so envious. Wish I could join ya all in this time together but will be praying for you, and especially for you and Talena. This sounds so exciting, but praying so much for a deep, deep understanding and guiding in the Spirit of Christ.

    • Thank you Jem. Jesus said Seek and you will find. That deep understanding will happen for you my brother.

  3. I too am greatly anticipating the coming week in deep fellowship with my brothers and sisters and with you too Christopher.. may Jesus, who is ever faithful, shine His guiding light in all things in the days to come.
    While reading your post, all I could hear in the Spirit was, relationship, relationship, relationship.
    In my many many years of walking with and in Him, it wasnt until I learned to be “silent”, free of my own chatter, that I began to truly hear His voice in all its purity. I could hear Him, actually had a very intimate relationship with Him from my earliest memories, but realized before I was four, that unless I became “silent” waiting to hear what He was saying void of adding what “I” wanted to hear Him say or add (which tended to muddy the waters, so to speak) I would miss out on the abundance of what His coming and sacrifce meant to us all.
    Once He showed me this way of being in my relationship with Him, I began to understand the depth of who He is, what He offered, and the total freedom, that a relationship with Him, could, and would, and did,… bring into my life.
    It was upon this realization that became truly one with Him.
    Giving Him free reign over me by His Spirit, began to bring into fruitation, all the facets of who He is and began the journey, with Him, of molding me into all that He is.. I am not perfect, but thank Jesus, He is. As I walk daily with Him, allowing His Spirit to lead me, Touching me intimately, my reflection turns a smidgen more into His reflection.
    For me, my growth in Him, thru Him and Him through me, is due because He wants me to be me.. real, no pretentious actions etc.. just be real.. and as I do that, He takes care of the rest, it is His job anyway, right?
    So if storm clouds arise on my horizon, I might at times freak out for a moment until I remember to just settle back into His lap and let Him do whatever it is that He is doing, in me, for that moment to bring His Glory into fruitation. True relationship IS touching Him, intimately, and Honestly.. This is all my Jesus has ever asked of me.. to allow Him to make His abode, in me, and live in the freedom of His love, honestly.

    • Dear, dear Talena, my experience of knowing and growing in HIM is exactly as yours is. Allowing HIM to silence my inner chatter and deeply listening for HIS Voice. Thank you for sharing Babe!

  4. "BK" permalink

    this is a test!

  5. "BK" permalink

    Thoroughly enjoyed this posting about RELATIONSHIP (amen, Talena!). Absolutely beautiful. I, too, am looking forward to being able to hang with you and Talena and Win and all the others there in Bellingham. Just think, that makes it people from Western WA, Eastern WA, Oregon and Michigan. Pretty cool, I’d say! I am also so thankful for the careful get to know each other you and Talena have displayed as you look to Him Who is the source of all things for His plans concerning you. Like the post, it is absolutely beautiful and a testimony to Him. Love, “BK”

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