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IT’S WHO YOU KNOW THAT MATTERS

How many times have you heard the saying, “it’s not what you know; it’s who you know?” I recently read this in a book, and it made me wonder if it was true. The author was talking about how to get ahead in business and was discussing his contact list. He reasoned that the more people you know, the more successful you can become. He then went on to do a little “name-dropping.”

People who “name-drop” are usually trying to impress you. I know such and such, and your reaction is supposed to be, WOW! Most of the time these people do not really know the person they are talking about. And, better yet, the other person does not know them. I once met Mohammed Ali, I had my photograph taken with Al Gore, and I rode in an elevator with Bob Hope. Are you impressed? Do you think any of those people know me? Did they tell anyone that they met ME? Of course not! It was cool to have met these people, but it didn’t make a difference in my life one way or the other.

The one we need to know already knows us. He knows all about us, the very thoughts we think, the things we have done, even the number of hairs on our heads. He made us. He loves us. Do you know HIM?

Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Psalm 139:13

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Psalm 139:1

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.

You have the book He wrote but have you read it? You have His personal cell phone number (prayer) but do you use it? Is His name the name we “drop” when we are trying to impress someone? How well do we really know the Lord?

Sure, we talk about “knowing the Lord,”  which generally refers to having a personal relationship with God. For some, knowing the Lord means making a conscious effort to live in accordance with His teachings and principles. That can look like taking the time to study and reflect on scripture, attend church, and trying to live a good life.

In the end, it REALLY is who you know that counts. And, more importantly, it is who knows you.

To God Goes The Glory!

Have a blessed Sunday!

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  1. Love this message giving us all a reminder to spend time with the Lord and live according to the way he would have us do so. Our Pastor spoke today about how can you have a true relationship with someone without having a passion for that person. It is the same with our Lord we should have a passion for him.

  2. Great message. Talked to an elderly acquaintance this week. His wife had died a year or so ago. He remarked they had been married over 70 years when she died and that she ran off with another man. He sort of chuckled and said she ran off with Jesus! He was 97 and still going strong. So, it is who you know from beginning to end.

  3. absolutely moved by your post! I feel the same way you do, because like you I have met a few important people over the course of my life but, I am positive that didn’t remember me 2 minutes later but the scripture you used really is such a great reminder of who does know me, inside out and formed me! Great reminder to be the gospel in shoe leather who lives out the gospel and drops Jesus name. Thank you Tania!
    So encouraging!

  4. Beautifully written Tania, thank you for consistently pointing to the only One true Savior, Jesus Christ, who yearns to claim to know us, if we will only accept His Saving Grace.

  5. Hi Tania, I love reading your Sunday posts. when I opened this one up and read the title I thought “she better be talking about Jesus. I have been in the situation of it is who you know to get ahead. I was working for a company for 5 years and ran it when the owners were on vacations. One of their younger friends came in an started taking over like she was the . Well needless to say The male owner was believing her over me. We later found out that that she had been very vey close to the male owner. I could not stay in a situation like that and gave my notice. I am a firm believer that things come to those who wait. It took 6 months for me to find the perfect job. This was during 2020. I know work from home for a man that is like my brother. He treats me like family and with respect. Thanks for all your posts. My wardrobe has changed because of you.

  6. Thank you for Sunday’s beautiful bible verses! Most of the time it’s something that I really need to hear. Have an amazing Sunday!

  7. Prayer and faith is such an essential part of every day living for a lot of people. How some can go without it in todays world I cannot understand! I always pray that I can be a godly example to all people – saved and unsaved!
    Thank you for being ambassador for the Lord – God Bless!

  8. Absolutely beautiful post and such an important message! Thank you for this; I will think about it throughout the day.

  9. Glorify God in all things!

    Thank you for sharing your insight and wisdom. Daily practice of leaning into God and away from our tendency to be part of a superficial world. Love the personal cell phone number reference.

  10. And God is the one we should be telling everyone about. As always, thank you for the remainder and encouragement.
    Jenniffer

  11. So true. I believe you can make your own destiny with or without someone and the someone is someone you already know and who knows you❤️ Have a Blessed Day😊

  12. Love this and the reference to the personal cell phone number. Years ago I realized that I could just talk to God the same way I talk to anyone. I didn’t necessarily have to be in “formal” prayer. This makes my day go so much better and there is no guilty feeling that I fell asleep praying. 😊

  13. Loved this !!
    You have have his personal cell phone !!!
    Prayer !!!!
    Just have to use it !!!
    Great way to start my Sunday!

  14. Amen Tania!!! Very well said. Keep reading books because it is good for your mind. However, Tania you have an outstanding talent so you may want to consider writing a book. Enjoy your SONday.
    ~Lisa~

  15. Thank you Tania for this excellent post today. I especially enjoy your Sunday scripture posts. They never fail to remind me of exactly what I need, you are a blessing in so many ways.
    Have a blessed week.