(PASSION WEEK) How To Live Ruled By What You Know

Live By What You Know

Jesus knew the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal…and wrapped a towel around his waist.  After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples feet…”You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”……For he knew who was going to betray him.”
                                                                 John 13:3,11 NIV

LIVE RULED BY WHAT YOU KNOW

I love how unshakeable Jesus was throughout the Passion Week.  It started off on what we call Palm Sunday with people waving branches of Palm trees, singing His praises and declaring Him the Messiah; but the tide of popularity quickly changed, as it so often does.  Jesus knew that He was headed into the storm of His life.  I admire how Jesus didn’t live in the applause of men, or the attacks of them either.

Then, at the Last Supper Jesus doesn’t let the reality of his troubles overrule what He knew. I long to be ruled by what I know, not what I’m living!

jesus washing disciples feetWASHING FEET

These verses make it clear that Jesus knew His position with the Father.  Jesus knew He had all power yet displayed humble submission through servant leadership and washed the disciples’ feet.

Jesus wasn’t in denial to His circumstances; he was fully aware of the situations surrounding Him; but instead of letting the situations rule His actions, Jesus chose to act on what He knew from the Father.  Oh to be like Jesus!

You need to make conscious decisions to not live a life based on your circumstances but based on what God the Father has said about OU in His word and the promises He’s given you.  You need to KNOW, with steadfast assurance what God has revealed to you and let that be your guiding force.

So, what do you KNOW?
Prayer

Father… The enemy wants me to base my knowledge on the facts of my current circumstances.  Help me to know Your truth.  Guide me in Your Word to passages that will strengthen my knowledge of what You say, so I can silence the information of the enemy in my mind and live in Your truth!   In Jesus Name…Amen

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Comments(8)

  1. Michele Morin says

    I want to dismiss much of what I read of Jesus’ suffering, because, on some level, I know that He had the big picture available to Him. He had His eye on the prize of God’s ultimate glory. But then, I realize, the Word of God has made this truth available to me as well. May we find that even our worst moments are made bearable by the truth that there is so much more than this life ahead of us. Thanks, Sherry, for your continual commitment to truth and light.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Michele,
      In the changing over of my website one Soul H2O post and my original answer to you was lost. Praying you grow in your understanding of what our Daddy says about you and how He is behind you, before you and with you all at the same time!
      Much love,
      ~Sherry

  2. Lesley says

    These are great reflections, Sherry, and it makes a huge difference when we can base our decisions not on our circumstances but on what we know about God and what he says about us.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Lesley,
      In the changing over of my website one Soul H2O post and my original answer to you was lost. Praying you grow in your understanding of what our Daddy says about you!
      Much love,
      ~Sherry

  3. Julie says

    Sherry- I love this, “I long to be ruled by what I know, not what I’m living!” Amen! This is so good!
    #Faith’nFriends

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Julie,
      In the changing over of my website one Soul H2O post and my original answer to you was lost. Praying you grow in the knowing of what our Daddy says about you!
      Much love,
      ~Sherry

  4. Rachel Britton says

    This made me think – how often do I let myself be swayed by what people think of me – good or bad – rather than what my heavenly Father says about me.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Rachel,
      In the changing over of my website one Soul H2O post and my original answer to you was lost. Praying you grow in your understanding of what our Daddy says about you!
      Much love,
      ~Sherry

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