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. Dena J Burch says:

    Dear Tania, you are soooooo right!
    Isn’t HE the only one that truly matters in who knows us?!!! Amen!

    Hugs, Dena J Burch

  2. Barbara Robinson says:

    I love this post! You are so right and thank you for posting this message.

  3. Jeri Hoag says:

    Well said and a great reminder!

  4. MaryCarol says:

    Words of wisdom!!
    Thanks for sharing this.

  5. I enjoy your Sunday posts. Thank you!

  6. Kathy Lowe says:

    Thank you for the inspiration.

  7. Love your daily Bible verses. I need them. Thank you.

  8. Lori Gorenflo says:

    To God be the glory. Amen

  9. I always enjoy your Sunday posts. Beautiful verses! Thank you for sharing His word.

  10. 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.

  11. Yes, I know Him and He knows me by name! Beautiful scriptures!

  12. Great comments, thank you.

  13. Cheryll Sampson says:

    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.

  14. Thank you for the reminder to put in the extra work, and time, to get to know him.

  15. So true! Thank you for sharing this wisdom.

  16. Jayne Finkbohner says:

    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!

  17. Always enjoy the Sunday posts. Great message today! God is using you to spread his word.

  18. Beautiful Bible Verses. Thank you .

  19. Christine Ouellet says:

    So true, God is good for us.

  20. Angie Fesler says:

    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.

  21. Elizabeth. Smith says:

    Thank you for sharing!

  22. 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.

  23. Good thoughts for today! Thank you

  24. Roberta S says:

    Thank you for sharing.

  25. Rosalinda Salcedo says:

    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!

  26. Julie Kapala says:

    Love this, and amen! Thank you for sharing 💕

  27. Karen Lunde says:

    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!

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

  29. LOVED this post!! Thank you for the reminder

  30. Susan Griffin says:

    Love all your posts! I check everyday!

  31. connie klappenbach says:

    wonderful message today.
    thank you.

  32. Thank you Tania. You are a wonderful blessing !

  33. Debbie Powell says:

    Love this. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Leslie Bizzell says:

    Amen! 💯 truth- thank you!

  35. 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.

  36. Kristine Thompson says:

    Definitely the best person to know, love this and thank you for posting.

  37. I love your Sunday posts! You should consider compiling them in a book.

  38. Kelly Brooks says:

    Thank you for your devotionals they always hit home.

  39. Vera carlson says:

    Thank you…I love this!

  40. Vera carlson says:

    Love this and thank you for sharing!

  41. Dana Smithmier says:

    May we all know Jesus….he’s always known us❤️🙏

  42. Jenniffer Groski says:

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

  43. Connie Ester says:

    True 🤗Thank you for sharing & caring.

  44. 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😊

  45. Lori Connor says:

    Love this thank you

  46. Lisa Lucas says:

    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. 😊

  47. Awesome devotion this morning! Thank you!

  48. Rhonda Matzke says:

    So true. God is good. Thank you

  49. Have a good Sunday. I always enjoy your inspiration.

  50. Connie r. says:

    Love this example. You are such a witness for God!

  51. I good reminder. I am glad I know HIM.

  52. Mary Kinard says:

    I love that you share the scriptures in your posts!

  53. Wow Tania. This one was powerfully. It spoke to me and made me really do some reflecting. Thank you

  54. Joan Henry says:

    Yes,yes, and yes!

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

  56. 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.

  57. Kelly Palmer says:

    Amen! Have a wonderful Sunday 🙂

  58. I always enjoy the Sunday posts.

  59. 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.

  60. Gail Fickle says:

    Very well said; and YES, I know him👍

  61. As always, thank you for your words of inspiration!

  62. Mary Dahms says:

    Great message! I will use the advice you gave.

  63. Wonderful post, thank you!