The Point: Knowing God. (Jeremiah 9:24)
My Prayer: That I would want to. (Mark 9:24)
The Arena: Here and now. (Mark 1:15)
The Instruction: Do what is right and just; and defend the cause of the poor and needy. (Jeremiah 22:15-16)
Why: “Is this not what it means to know me?” declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 22:16)
Today, as I feed the ones God has given me, I am knowing God.
Here in the place God provides, as I am forgiving, protecting, and cleaning, I am knowing God.
Wooing, nudging, cultivating souls toward the good they are not yet inclined to or able get for themselves, I am knowing God.
As I faithfully discipline, and provide for, and instruct the ones in my care, I am knowing God.
As I teach obedience, and model compassion and humility so that relationship will someday be possible, I am knowing God.
And I know this–I KNOW this–already, but saying it again helps me remember who I am.
May the gift of knowing salvation with my own hands be enough for me today. Oh please God, let it inspire me and not frustrate me. Give me your sufficient grace that I might carry out your work with your spirit.
Because: This is the whole point.