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 told, 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 to be asked. It also poses what is implied in the verse, Do I really know Him? You see, we can champion a cause and be immersed in numerous activities, not realizing that it is the relationship with Him what really matters. It is not what great things I can do for Him, but what great things is He doing in me. It literally shakens 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 really understand His purpose in my life. Do I really 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 to be like Him.
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, get to know Him. He has a wonderful plan for your life.
So, Will He know you?