It was in this great seam of frustration and actually fear....that I heard Him...I know you. I see you. I see you as I created you. You are beautiful to me. I know you. I know you love Me. I love you just as you are.
I then realized that the steam and my tears were commingling. I know you, He kept whispering. Just relax and surrender to Me for I know you. My tears were coming quickly at this point. I knew there was more in this message than I dared to explore.
There are many verses in the Bible that speak about knowing God or God knowing us. Ponder these with me.
But the verses that keep calling to me are from John 21. I just wrote on this scripture several weeks ago. Why would I be called back to it now?
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, John 21:15-17I've always read these verses with the obvious focus on Jesus' words TO John. But today....I hear a different message. I feel Jesus encouraging me to state what I know out loud, particularly to out speak that itty-bitty committee.... “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”Jesus said, Again Jesus said, He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”Jesus said, The third time he said to him, Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
You're not good enough, they say.
I say to my King: You search me and KNOW me. You KNOW that I love you.
They say, if people really knew you they will not like you.
But I say to you, Jesus, You know my anxious thoughts, You KNOW all things; you KNOW that I love you.
Oh Lord, keep teaching me. Keep teaching me to call out to you and call out the truth of your love for me. Keep teaching me to let go of all the outward and focus on You, my inward, my love, my completeness.