“I KNOW MY OWN” – What is my response?

I know My ownnesting guillemots 1The guillemot is the common name for several species of seabird in the auk family. The small arctic seabird lives on the rocky cliffs of northern coastal regions, breeding on narrow cliff ledges in dense colonies that vary in size from some hundred pairs to hundreds of thousands of pairs.

nesting guillemotsBecause of the crowded conditions, hundreds of females lay their pear shaped eggs side by side on a narrow ledge, in long rows. The eggs all look alike, and yet the mother bird can identify her own eggs. Studies show that even when the eggs are moved, the mother knows her egg so well, that she will find it and return it to its original location.

Scripture tells us that God is intimately acquainted with each of His blood-bought, adopted children. He knows our every thought and emotion. He knows our motives and aspirations. He knows every problem we face, and every decision we must make.  There is NOTHING He doesn’t know about us.

John 10:14-15 NLT
I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me,
just as my Father knows me and I know the Father.

John 10:27-29 NLT
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow Me.
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish.
No one can snatch them away from Me, for my Father has given them to Me, and He is more powerful than anyone.
No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand.

Psalm 139:1-5 NLT
O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.

2 Timothy 2:19 NLT
But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,”
and
“All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil”

An understanding of the full extent of God’s omniscience and of His unconditional love for and care of His children should bring comfort and encouragement and evoke unlimited praise.

It should also produce a life of grateful devotion and service.

What is my response?

Romans 12:1-2 NLT (personalised)
I WILL give my body to God because of all He has done for me.
Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable.
This is truly the way to worship Him.
 I WON’T copy the behaviour and customs of this world,
but let God transform me into a new person by changing the way I think. Then I will learn to know God’s will for me,
which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Romans 12:1-2  The Message (personalised)
I WILL take my everyday, ordinary life
—my sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—
and place it before God as an offering.
Embracing what God does for me is the best thing I can do for Him.
I WON’T become so well-adjusted to my culture
that I fit into it without even thinking.
Instead, I WILL fix my attention on God.
I’ll be changed from the inside out.
I will readily recognize what He wants from me, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around me,
always dragging me down to its level of immaturity,
God will bring the best out of me, developing well-formed maturity in me.

Romans 12:1-2  Amplified Bible (personalised)
I WILL make a decisive dedication of my body,
presenting all my members and faculties as a living sacrifice,
holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God,
which is my reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. I WILL NOT be conformed to this world age,
fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs,
but be transformed (changed)
by the entire renewal of my mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude],
so that I may prove for myself
what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God,
even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for me.

What is your response?

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About meetingintheclouds

I am Cloudwatcher, a 76 year old Christian lady, happily married to a wonderful man for over 50 years. We have five wonderful sons, all with at least one University degree and in top positions in their chosen fields. One son is still single but four have found perfect wives and they have given us five lovely grandchildren. I was born in England and while I'm proud of my English heritage, I am doubly proud to be a true-blue, fair-dinkum Aussie. My husband and I are committed Christians whose first priority is to love and serve our risen Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. My life story will tell of my journey from abuse to peace. I suffered 22 years of abuse, being constantly told I was totally evil and an ugly freak: no one would ever want me, so I might as well do the world a favour and kill myself.
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18 Responses to “I KNOW MY OWN” – What is my response?

  1. God has inspired me through this post. Appreciations! to Him in you!

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  2. Gloria says:

    to know and be known — what an incredible thing!!
    Your post reminds me of a song we sing “Be my everything” It talks about God in my waking, sleeping, laughing, crying……He is my everything!

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  3. snowgood says:

    Your post reminds me of my (once) treasured egg collection. Amongst the sawdust in an old wooden box with a hinged perspex lid were Guillemot, Razorbill, and Alpine Swift eggs.

    Our sweet little boys decided to mimic a Kenwood Blender and put there hands inside, smashing the entire collection.

    Sadly our Goldfish met the same fate.

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  4. Reblogged this on Lillie-Put and commented:
    The confession at the end of this piece just needs to be shared. Pray it forth!

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  5. What a powerful confession you have adapted at the end of this piece Angela. Thanks for sharing this and for being used to draw us nearer to Christ.

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful post Angela. As you have rightly said: Our heavenly father knows every thing about His children. He watches over us like a shepherd watches over his sheep, and He knows us by name.

    Thanks again. God blesses.

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    • Amen Noel. Although I have ‘known’ Him for 56 years I pray with Paul as he expresses it in Philippians 3:10. The Amplified puts it “For my determined purpose is that I may know Him; that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly.” That is my prayer as He continues His work in me.

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  7. Debbie says:

    I loved that His great love should comfort and encourage us and evoke unlimited praise! And The Message version of Romans 12:1-2 really blessed me too! Thank you, Mentor Angela, and God bless you and yours with His never ending love.

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  8. Anna Popescu says:

    Cloudwatcher, you used such a great example to illustrate God’s amazing love for us and that He knows us so intimately. So thankful for this!

    Blessings!
    ~Anna

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  9. Rob Barkman says:

    What a wonderful lesson of God’s grace shown to us. He lovingly knows us and cares for us in spite of our fallen condition, our faults, our rebellious spirit and our weaknesses. It is just as you say, when we stop and think about His wonderful attention and care, how can we not appreciate Him and seek to serve Him with our lives?

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    • We cannot possibly comprehend God;s love for us. It is foreign to our way of thinking that He could love us so dearly . . . and yet we can wholeheartedly praise Him for the REALITY of the EXPERIENCE of His love and care. How can we do other than submit to His care and control?

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