October 6, 2014

Know {31 Days of Five-Minute Free Writes}

“But what do I know?” We say it as an afterthought, trying to soften or disclaim an opinion just spoken.

It is a question I’ve asked myself often of late. What do I really know?

There’s a lot I thought I knew, so many inferred rules, extracted principles, formulas. And one by one, they’re proven unfounded or exaggerated or ineffective. I’m left wondering, with all of that fallen away, what do I actually know after all?

He shakes everything that can be shaken so that we can see what remains [Hebrews 12].

And what remains—what I know even in the most doubtful moments—is that God exists. I know He is huge and powerful and owns this place. I know that I would be terrified of Him if I didn’t know His Son and know that to know His Son is to know Him [John 14]. I know that He loves me and that He loves you. And if you and I knew nothing else in the world, knowing Him would be enough.




This post is part of 31 Days of Five-Minute Free Writes, an exercise in writing a timed, prompted post every day during the month of October. For me, it's a challenge to move beyond prideful perfectionism, to write more freely, and to share more openly. 

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