To Know; Knew, Knowing: Comes from the root word = yada (yah-dah), a Hebrew word with various meaning depending on the surrounding text. The most common teaching is that to knowsomeone (Genesis 4:1,25) is used to acknowledge a sexual encounter between persons; but there is even a greater meaning when you look at its Hebrew root. Beyond the physical, the root of yada(yah-dah), depicts an emphasis on relationship. It means to have “privy to”, “to regard”, “to respect”, or an “understanding”.
This makes perfect sense, in that the physical encounter is designed to be a result of the intensity of the relationship. Our physical life feels like the tangibility of life; but in essence it is result of the intensity of our purpose on this planet (or any other planet… I suppose J) That inward, unexplainable urge to play a larger part in a portion of life and time is God fulfilling the promise of “purpose”.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (NLT)
UNPACKING THE RATIONALE
In order for us to have fulfillment of purpose we must be privy to (have privileged access to) the tools God has engrained within our very being. So, whether we know God or Not … it does not hinder the purpose because God knows us, regardless. In regard to those yearnings and abilities (Ephesians 1:18), they are ours in preparation for the purpose God has for our lives. As a Participatory Agent in this fulfillment, if we willingly offer our tangible extremities to aid in the fulfillment, we become the recipients of gifts from God (blessings) – regardless of our efficiency. You see, God does not hold us accountable for the efficiency of the fullfilment; but rather the activity in an effort to fulfill. The responsibility for the effectiveness falls upon God who is omnipotent in all things. We are merely the catalyst for the event.
Our trust in God and the things of God give us a greater understanding of the character of the God we serve. The more we grow to trust God the greater our reverence (respect) for God. This in essence is the greatest gift we can give ourselves is a relationship with a God that loves us regardless if we choose to reciprocate. Jesus was sent to die for us even while we were lost sinners; yet gave His life as sinless. How great is it that we are loved regardless of what level of jerk we are able to obtain. This type of love (Agape) is not contingent on our social status, our financial wealth or our popularity; but rather on what type of heart we want to have. “Want to” depicts our intentions rather than our achievement of a goal. As long as you want to succeed … it counts. As long as you want to be faithful … it counts. As long as your intentions are to do what is right … it counts, thereby, giving you access to the gift of grace.
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Given that the skills, talents and desire to accomplish our purpose is already hard-wired into our personalities; what could possibly deter anyone from moving forward as a Disciple of Christ (who is the tangible essence of God)? This is especially true when you consider that everything you need is in you, the omnipotent one supports His own plan; therefore, will reward your willingness to Participate without charging you with the success of the fulfillment. The person that becomes a Participatory Agent by elevating their understanding and reverence for God is then rewarded with blessings that are promised. All this without responsibility that extends past your “intentions” to follow 10 little commandments; while His grace covers your efforts in case you fail. So in fact, there literally is no downside – but only an upside to following Christ.
A SERVANT LEADER’S PERSPECTIVE
At Theios Divinity we have developed our Credo (Theological Anthropology) that reflects our understanding of God, the things of God and how they interact in the lives of humankind. This credo is the personal guide for how we live our lives. More than a concept, it encapsulizes our overall belief system which in turn becomes the lynchpin for your life success. Documenting your beliefs through an active Life-Plan helps to clarify your purpose. If you have not yet developed at least the framework for your Credo we invite you to join us at Theios Divinity as we structure a class to do just that. CONTACT US if you are interested. GOD bless you.
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