Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Known Personally By Your Name

I remember a guy who was looking for a referee and had to meet a lecturer he admired. To his dismay, the lecturer said he did not know him. The guy insisted that he had always attended the lecturer's courses and even had a good score in the exams. The lecturer simply replied, "there were too many of you, I cannot even recall your face."

There are many situations that are similar to this where it seems you may not be "significant". Just to mention a few, it could be like working in a very big organization, being part of a large congregation, or being the smallest or youngest in a group. It might seem like alot of effort is required from you before you can be noticed or even known.

Today your loving Father says "I will do this thing also that you have asked, for you have found favor, loving-kindness, and mercy in My sight and I know you personally and by name [Exodus 33:17, AMP]. In the midst of billions, He knows your name and He knows you personally. He knows everything about you and He even sees your life ahead. It is not by your works or your righteousness that He has chosen to know you. Not that your works are not valuable before Him. As a Father who took time to create you, you do not need extra effort to make Him know you.

As you make your requests known to Him, go boldly into His Throne of Grace. Remember that He knows you personally, and by your name. His response to your request is not generic but specific and customized for you.
Suggestions for Prayer: Thank God for the personalized relationship He has with you. Ask Him to show you how you could improve on the experiential relationship you have with Him.

Remain Blessed.


Toinlicious said...

Oh yea

Okeoghene said...

There is nothing like someone knowing you by name. Nothing can top God knowing you by name

@ilola said...

Yes ooo. He knows me, even when no one does.

David C Brown said...

We read Romans 16 on Lord's day - all these names! But clearly God knew every one and recorded it, and Paul could say something a little different about most of them. Good to be reminded that He knows our names.

Etoile Oye said...

I'm always glad He knows my name.