Tag Archive | knowledge

Philippians 3:15-16

Let us therefore, as many as are perfect (mature), have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you; however, let us keep living (following  in line) by that same standard to which we have attained.
Philippians 3:15‭-‬16 NASB

Perfect, Holy God I confess that my attitude has not always been to press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Father, reveal to me any attitude that is different from Your upward calling. I want to be mature so I can be perfect as You are perfect. May my life follow in line with Your standard, Lord. I thank You, God, for the blessing and privilege of speaking wisdom among others that are also mature; a wisdom not of this world, for we are not of this world, nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. Fill me Father with Your Spirit; teach me wisdom Holy Spirit so spiritual thoughts will bring about spiritual words of honor, glory and praise to Your perfect, holy name. Amen.
Philippians 3:14/Matthew 5:48/1 Corinthians 2:6/1 Corinthians 2:12‭-‬13 NASB

🌹I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.
Ephesians 1:17 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 3:8

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,
Philippians 3:8 NASB

With all praise and glory I lift up my hands to You Jesus, my Redeemer, Savior, Lord. Thank You for the privilege to know You; for Your word is where I reap the essence of who You are and grow in knowledge and wisdom of my glorious God who loves me.
Lord, as You said, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;” I pray if I boast of anything, that I boast that I understand and know You, that You are the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for You delight in these things.”
God grant me Your grace and may peace be multiplied to me in the knowledge of You, Father, and of Jesus my Lord; seeing that Your divine power has granted to me everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of You who called me by Your own glory and excellence. God I long to know You deeply and sincerely. In all wisdom and insight You made known to me the mystery of Your will, according to Your kind intention which You, Father, purposed in Jesus who is given as a pledge of my inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.
God of our Lord Jesus Christ, Father of glory,  give to me a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Jesus. I pray that the eyes of my heart may be enlightened, so that I will know what is the hope of Your calling, what are the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of Your power toward me who believes. These requests I pray in the name and to the glory of Jesus Christ, amen.
Jeremiah 9:23‭-‬24/2 Peter 1:2-3/Ephesians 1:8‭-‬9‭, ‬14‭, ‬17‭-‬19a NASB

🌹This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
John 17:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 3:1

Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.
Philippians 3:1 NASB

THE Holy God of all wisdom and knowledge, to You I give praise unto Your name! In You I shall rejoice.
Even in the sacrifice and service of my faith I rejoice. Safeguard Your people Lord and may we never get tired of hearing Your repeated word. I pray we rejoice and share our joy with one another as we work together in the fulfillment of Your word. My Peace. My Joy. My Safeguard. In Your name pray. Amen.
Philippians 2:17‭-‬18 NASB

🌹Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
Psalms 119:10‭-‬11 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 1:9-11

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve (discover or distinguish between the things that differ) the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until (for) the day of Christ; having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:9‭-‬11 NASB

🌹Lord may You cause us to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people. God fill us with the knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding and may we never cease to pray this for our fellow brothers and sisters. For we know that the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And the work of righteousness will be peace, And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever. God, You will confirm us to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Your righteousness I shall find my confidence and I shall rejoice. Amen.
1 Thessalonians 3:12/Colossians 1:9/Galatians 6:8/Isaiah 32:17/1 Corinthians 1:8 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Shine

Since that time no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face,
Deuteronomy 34:10 NASB

Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend.
Exodus 33:11a NASB

It came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the testimony were in Moses’ hand as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him.

So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. the sons of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone. So Moses would replace the veil over his face until he went in to speak with Him.
Exodus 34:29‭-‬30‭, ‬35 NASB

For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6 NASB

Does your light shine in the darkness?
Does Jesus shine in your heart from having  spent time with Him? Does your heart give the Light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus so others see?

🌹Time spent in prayer and reading the Bible, God’s Holy Word, is never wasted.

God, shine Your Light in and through me that others may see Your glory and come to the knowledge of You. Amen.

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

You Will Know

“My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.
Ezekiel 39:7 NASB

God will make Himself known. Look around. As the world spirals downward farther into darkness, the Lord God is profaned more and more, even forgotten.
Even as patient as God is there comes a time when all mankind will know that God is Lord.
Will the time be now for you? Will you walk with Him, obey Him, serve Him this side of eternity? Will you seek to know Him and desire to know the Holy One or wait until He reveals Himself fully when it will be too late.

And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’
Matthew 7:23 NASB

For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall give praise to God.”
Romans 14:11 NASB

Why not now?

🌹”I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the Lord.” 
Ezekiel 38:23 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Great is Our Lord

Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised, And His greatness is unsearchable.
Psalms 145:3 NASB

Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.
Psalms 147:5 NASB

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable.
Isaiah 40:28 NASB

Great is our God!
– His greatness is unsearchable.
– He is abundant in strength.
– His understanding is infinite!
– He is everlasting.
– He is Creator of the ends of the earth.
– He does not become weary or tired.
– His understanding is inscrutable (incomprehensible, unfathomable).

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
Romans 11:33 NASB

“Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?
Job 11:7 NASB

Our God is rich in wisdom and knowledge so why do we walk in our own knowledge and wisdom? Why do we struggle so when God is just a prayer away. Why do we strive for the things which are not of God?
Our God is limitless and unfathomable are His ways. Now is the time to trust Him, turn to Him, follow Him, abide in Him, seek Him.
Slow down, be still, know that great is our God.

🌹Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
Isaiah 40:31 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

God Has a Plan, He Always Does PT. 2

As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams.
Daniel 1:17 NASB

God has a plan, He always does. King Nebuchadnezzar thought he was grooming Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah to serve Him but actually God grooms His children for His purpose and will to be done. From where did these youth receive knowledge and intelligence? Right, God Himself.
The king had a dream that was disturbing him and he wanted an interpretation.

The king replied to the Chaldeans, “The command from me is firm: if you do not make known to me the dream and its interpretation, you will be torn limb from limb and your houses will be made a rubbish heap. But if you declare the dream and its interpretation, you will receive from me gifts and a reward and great honor; therefore declare to me the dream and its interpretation.” They answered a second time and said, “Let the king tell the dream to his servants, and we will declare the interpretation.”
Daniel 2:5‭-‬7 NASB

The king wasn’t going to take any guessing. This was serious business. When Daniel, being part of the designated group of the king’s consultants, heard about it he immediately did something we should all apply to our lives.

Then Daniel went to his house and informed his friends, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, about the matter, so that they might request compassion from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends would not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
Daniel 2:17‭-‬18 NASB

Daniel went to his church family so together they could pray for God’s wisdom and intervention.

Daniel said, “Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him. It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding. It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him. To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, For You have given me wisdom and power; Even now You have made known to me what we requested of You, For You have made known to us the king’s matter.”
Daniel 2:20‭-‬23 NASB

🌹 Where do you go when you need fears relieved, courage to face those fears, answers to life issues, etc.? I hope it is God in prayer with fellow church family members.

Tomorrow, the dream revealed.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

The Church – Equipped

And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.  Ephesians 4:11‭-‬13 NASB

God has a plan. Every child of His He has given gifts for the edification and equipping of His Church, the body of Christ; to attain the unity of the faith by the knowledge of Jesus; growing into the fullness of Christ in us.

Unity. One mind, one body, one purpose.

One mind, the mind of Christ:

For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.    1 Corinthians 2:16 NASB

One body: The body of Christ.

One purpose:

We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.     Colossians 1:28 NASB

🌹How is God using you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Name of God

For from the rising of the sun even to its setting, My name will be great among the nations,                      Malachi 1:11a NASB

If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to give honor to My name,” says the Lord of hosts, “then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; and indeed, I have cursed them already, because you are not taking it to heart.  Malachi 2:2‭ NASB

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;                       1 Peter 2:9 NASB

“My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him as an object of reverence; so he revered Me and stood in awe of My name. True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity. For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. Malachi 2:2‭, ‬5‭-‬7 NASB

God takes His name seriously and your role in the priesthood of the saints. We are His possession for the proclaiming of His excellencies.

How do we do this? By speaking truth from our lips, which comes by the reading and study of God’s word and walking with Him in peace and uprightness. We are the messengers of God to turn many back from iniquity, sin.

You can’t help but stand in awe of His name when walking intimately with God. And you can’t help but speak His truth when when you do.

🌹Do you stand in awe of His name?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon