by Daniel E. Maldonado
Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; … Mathew 7:22-23
How would you feel if, after working your whole life in the same company and with the same people, one day you were asked, who are you? Or if your daughter or son called your name and you said, I’m sorry, I don’t know who you are? Is it possible? Furthermore, can someone live an entire life promoting, advancing, and even being an ambassador of the Good News and not be known by Him?
It is a provoking question. It also exposes what is implied in this verse;
Do I really know Him?
You see, we can champion a cause and be immersed in numerous
activities, not realizing that a personal relationship with Him is what matters. It is not what great things I can do for Him but what great things He is doing in me. It shakes my understanding of my life and purpose to think not to be known by Him. And I ask myself the question, Will He know me? Do I understand His purpose in my life? Do I genuinely know Him as I claim that I do?
God certainly knows who we are. He knows us from the beginning of time, and He loves us. So much so that He orchestrated this plan of salvation so that we would know Him. (John 3:16) But most of us live like doing is more important than being. We engulf ourselves with the responsibilities of life, and we forget to pause, to get to know Him and be like Him. As the son says, “I am looking for the day when I bow before Him and lay my crown at His feet.” That day, that marvelous day, I long to hear His voice saying, ” …well done, good and faithful servant”… (Mathew 25:21). Seek Him in the morning, and get to know Him. He has a wonderful plan for your life.
So, Will, He know you?