Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"S" Knowlege and "C" Knowlege

Chello people!

This post is just some thoughts that came to me during some quiet time at a Worship Team workshop a few weeks ago.

There's a song that came on during that quiet time that has really been speaking to me recently, One Thing Remains. The chorus goes:

Your love never fails, it never gives up, it never runs out on me.

And the bridge:

In death, in life, I'm confident and covered by the power of Your great love.
My debt is paid, there's nothing that can separate my heart from Your great love

It's an absolutely amazing feeling knowing that regardless of what you say, what you do, who you are, God loves you unconditionally. I'm not really a person that cries, but I can't even get through the chorus the first time without becoming overwhelmed to the point of tears.

I think part of the reason this song moves me so much now, is because while I know God loves me, I didn't KNOW God loves me. I'm only now properly coming into that realisation. Let me explain.

In French, Spanish, and Italian, there are two verbs for 'to know.'

In French:
Savoir and connaitre,

In Spanish:
Saber and conocer,

In Italian:
Sapere and conoscere

In each of the three languages, the verb starting with 'S' has to do with having a technical knowledge of something, while the verb beginning with 'C' has to do with being familiar with something/someone, or as one definition I've seen said, 'to know in one's heart.'

I think I'd been living life with the technical knowledge that God loves me, but didn't always know or feel that in my heart.

Now this may be wrong, but I'm willing to guess that there are many people that, feel (or have felt) like this. We know with an 'S' God loves us, but we don't KNOW with a 'C' God loves us. We say it, but don't live it, or we sometimes forget.

God loves, us, and that's a definite, but in thinking otherwise, we have a self-shaped block keeping us from experiencing and living in the fullness of God's love. We get in God's way.

Talk is cheap. We say that God loves, us, but how do we know?

Well, if you'll just take a little look over at John 3:16 with me you'll see. "For God so LOVED the world..."
Not saying you should do this, but to make that scripture more real and personal, in my bible, I've actually crossed out 'the world,' and wrote my own name. So now my bible says:

"For God so loved Marla-Joy, that He gave His only Son..."

You are SO loved, that Jesus died on the cross, taking on all your sin, so that you could have a new life, and a perfect love.

So yeah, God loves you. True story. (:

Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. Excellent start. Next segment: What can we do to show our love for Him!