Jesus Knows Where We Are
Aug 18, 2014 1953
by Tom Durst
John 1:47-49 Common English Bible (CEB)
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said about him, “Here is a genuine Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”
48 Nathanael asked him, “How do you know me?”
Jesus answered, “Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.”
49 Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are God’s Son. You are the king of Israel.”
Jesus knew all about Nathanael and what was on his heart and how he was hungering for something more. So it is with each of us. He knows all about us, our heart cry, our aspirations, our strengths, and our weaknesses. We are ever on His heart no matter what is our situation in life and He will call us to follow Him or perhaps enter a work of service just when the time is right. Jesus came to this earth just at the right time on God’s time clock (see Galatians 4:4).
God’s callings for our life are in His hands and beyond our ability to understand. The most important thing is to live in humility and constant surrender so that we will not harden our hearts and thus be unable to hear His voice (see Hebrews 3:8, 15; 4:7). Also it is well to frequently think about God’s calling for us, to be faithful in fulfilling it, and ask for His strength and guidance as we go forward.
Used with permission from the Union With God Devotional Forum