2 November 2011

you just know in your knower

giggle at will. our friend uses this term all the time, so I thought I'd steal it.
you just know in your knower.
does it seriously get any better than that?

anyway, I've had this on my mind for a wee while now. it's about knowing (in your knower!) what God's will for your life is.

I thought we could do a three part study on it. the first two, we'll do knowing the general will of God in your life and then lastly, we'll do knowing the specific will of God in your, as an individual, life.

before we can start running round like headless chickens trying to find what God wants us to do specifically, we need to know what God wants us--as servants of the King--to do on a daily basis, as it tells us in the Bible. the general.

so let's start. we'll start with the purpose of our lives.

The Service of God
13 "I have given you a land for which you did not labor, and cities which you did not build, and you dwell in them; you eat of the vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.’
14 “Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD! 15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:13-15

ok, so that was a chunk of Scripture, but bear with me sweet-peas. did you see a common thread in that Scripture? serve the Lord. what is our purpose but to serve the Lord? we are on this earth to submit our lives to our Creator and to glorify Him in our every word, thought, and deed.

this is the first step.

Seeking God's Kingdom
33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matthew 6:33-34
seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. how many of us actually do this? do we seek the kingdom of ourselves and our own righteousness before God? we need to truly seek God.
pray. listen. read the Word. seek.
and all these things shall be added unto us!

the ladybird has nothing to do with it. truly.

Doing the Father's Will
34 "Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!"" John 4:34-35
no excuses. Jesus is telling us that the harvest is ready, ready for the gospel, ready for you to shine His light into the world, ready for you to do His will. don't make up excuses: it's too hard or I'm too young or I'm too old or I'm so isolated & I can't affect anyone where I am or I'm not a talker, so I can't tell people about Jesus. 
show your neighbours the love of Christ. tell that non-Christian girl at school about Jesus. pray for your enemies. abide in Christ. read your Bible. praise Jesus for all the good and bad things that have happened in your life. exhort your sister who needs some Biblical guidance. LOVE Jesus.

I love you all.

linking up photo # 3 to wild & wonderful wednesday 


  1. AMEN! Thank you so mich for this.
    And your pictures? Gahh --
    they're beautiful.

  2. oh my gosh i love that phrase!! "in your knower" where did your friend get it? i got it from discovery camp. beautiful post, and beautiful photos :)))
    -jocee <3

  3. I absolutely LOVE this post! Looking forward to reading more!

    And thank you for linking up with Wild & Wonderful Wednesday! Love your photos!

  4. What a great message - and wonderful pictures. We are first to serve the Lord...if we do that, everything else will follow.

  5. this was lovely to read at the beginning of my day. thanks!

  6. love your pictures!!

    ♥ Marieanne

  7. oh and that knower in your knower = mynewfavoritesentence

  8. Jess, this is the best post you've done in a long time. It's so nice to see one of these again and (as perhaps you know? in your knower?) very timely. Those verses all hit very hard. It's far too easy to get stuck on thinking about what God can possibly do for us in the future instead of remembering that we were created for His glory! Thank you so much for posting this. It means more than you know.

    P.S. The ladybird. It is awesome.

  9. Phew! Way to tell us, Jess! That was an amazing post! :) Love the pictures too!!

  10. Amazing post! Seeking, serving, and sharing God should come first. Thank you for this post!

    I love that saying, too. You just know in your knower. Annnnd your pictures are gorgeous.