Who do you know?
The mind of the world focuses on who they know, while the mind of the Spirit focuses on knowing Him.
We were created to receive validation from knowing God, Adam’s eyes opened to see a loving Father admiring His created son. After the fall, most perpetually seek to be known to fulfill this need, but unfortunately the gaze is fixed in the wrong direction or the wrong Person. The system of this world is still striving to be known but by false gods; each other, people with influence, power, etc. These are false gods when the desire is greater to be known by one another than by the One who created you.
When you focus on who you know on this earth it gives a false validation and sense of identity and belonging that creates pride. It is humility to look to God, to be dependent upon Him, to know His ways, to believe Him, obey Him, and love Him.
“Does the Scripture mean nothing to you that says, “The Spirit that God breathed into our hearts is a jealous Lover who intensely desires to have more and more of us”? But he continues to pour out more and more grace upon us. For it says, “God resists you when you are proud but continually pours out grace when you are humble.”” James 4:5-6 TPT
Humility is the doorway to knowing and seeing God.
This attached photo is ”picture art” I made circa 2010 inspired from the humble door I photographed in Africa. So today I am adding an old edited photo with a newly written excerpt that has roots in an ageless message. A message chasing me in my lifetime since I can remember – and perhaps it’s chasing you too … Do you know Him?