My husband and I are in a personally huge season right now as he studies French full time amidst all his leadership responsibilities. We knew it would be a big season and we took a deep breath for it (and have to remember to breath out quite often right now).
Yet somehow in the middle of this we have both been doing so much deep work on our own individual personalities right now with the Enneagram as a self-awareness tool. Do you know much about it? It has literally been transforming our understanding and giving us such grace for one another. Quite literally with this 'AH' revelation, we are turning it into 'AH-HA' moments - which just feels like breathing in and out 'grace and more grace' to one another.
The big moments of laughing and crying for me are coming as I learn more about the way God has designed him by listening to other people LIKE him and recognise - oh he is not the only one like that ...I know him more and understand him more and have grace for him more.
So today I want to show you where the Bible tells us that God knows you by name as well.
A little earlier in Exodus when Moses was first asked to take this same group of people towards the promised land that God had shown him – he was really feeling insecure, unworthy and inadequate to lead these people.
He is in dialogue with the Lord and he says to God:
‘Yet you also said ..I KNOW YOU BY NAME AND YOU HAVE ALSO FOUND FAVOUR IN MY SIGHT’ Exodus 33:12
I love this – Moses is saying ‘YOU SO KNOW ME .. you know everything about me – the good, the bad and the ugly and STILL I HAVE FOUND FAVOUR WITH GOD!’
I responded to this scripture in my journaling one day:
“I love that God knows me by name – who I am, the way I am made up, my gift set, my strengths, my inadequacies, my dreams and desires, my hopes, my failings, my vulnerabilities, my obsessions, my love for His Church, my pastoral strength and weaknesses, my needs and my wants. He knows what my life represents. He knows the really small and seemingly insignificant desires and the values that deeply matter to me”