Scripture Of The Week – 1 John 5:15

In one of those weird circumstances, this weeks Scripture of the week (as chosen by OFJ) really hit home for me. I lay in bed trying to get to sleep last night, my mind tinged with a few worries, a few not very important worries (still try to make themselves seem bigger when you’re trying to get to sleep) when I decided I would read what John had written on for this weeks scripture of the week. It stopped me dead in my tracks, I received revelation from the Lord, and was overwhelmed with His peace. For me, and to be quite frank, for everyone that reads this blog I feel that this particular verse is a word in season. I know we are all searching, all hungering after more of God. I know we have our list of questions that we petition God about. But I also know that meditating on this verse will bring you clarity, understanding and a revelation of how it can work in your life. OFJ is clearly spirit lead and has offered up a great post on this particular verse. So I encourage you to read it, meditate on it, and apply it!

– The Kid


1 John 5 verse 15;

“And if we know that He hears whatever we ask, we know that we have what we have asked Him for.”

The Know’s are the whole issue here. It is knowing about God vs Knowing God. Lots of people have knowledge about Christianity and perhaps even the Bible, but head knowledge {intellectual} is different from heart knowledge {intimate} which is vital to Faith.

Knowing about God is quite different from having a personal relationship with Him. Just as there are in churches being in the business of God vs what they should be about, God’s business.

In the same way, knowing God involves far more, than knowing about Him. Knowledge alone does not produce real faith, that can produce intimate Knowing.

Regular habits of reading the Bible and studying the Bible, in order to apply God’s word to our lives is a great way to start to produce intimate Knowing.

Regular communication with Our Lord and Our Friend, coming before Him warts and all, we can’t tell Him anything He doesn’t already know, because He is ALL KNOWING, but He wants us all to be real to Him.

Applying your faith, it is no good for us to say we have faith and not to be using it. Faith works, using faith continues us on the journey to more intimate knowing.

Show your faith, be His vessel to those around you, people will seethe difference in you, and this will allow you to share your faith and help you to realize more about the intimacy of knowing.

The word is Know — Know what you believe — Know why you believe and with the knowing comes the joy of knowing, that He does hear, He does listen and He does want to help.

This is not a wishey-washey  Knowing of maybe, He is listening, It is the intimacy of knowing which starts from accepting, loving and growing in and with the God who loves us.

God Bless.

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