Knowing and known

Two words have been on my heart this morning. They started when I woke up and then did my morning prayer time. The words are knowing and known.

As I reflected on this I realised my heart is all about knowing Jesus more and more. More of who He is, what He has done and what He is going to do. And this knowing is not just head knowledge but heart knowledge.

Like most of us I come to know Jesus more as I spend time with Him in prayer, as I read His words in the Bible and as I consciously try to walk with Him each day. It is about joining Jesus on the road of life.

Out of this knowing Him comes the second word known. Out of the outflow of His love and presence in my life, I want to make Him known to others. It is like an ongoing circle, the more I know Him, the more I want to make Him known.

Without even really noticing these two words have been embedded in my life. Knowing Jesus and making Him known. This is my heart right here. This is what I desire to do. At the end of my life if someone described my life, I would be happy if they said the bolded words.


Dear Lord Jesus, I pray each and every day I will come to know You more and more. I pray out of this knowing that I would help others come to know You too. I ask in Your name, Amen.