Wednesday, April 14, 2010

She Knows

Remember the days when young girls would gather together in special groups and “talk”? You know the kind of talk where their heads would be close together and their eyes would turn slightly to the side to see if anyone was listening. Life as an adult hasn’t changed much. I still see women in their special groups peering from side to side and hoping above all that they will be in the know!

Recently I was in a church community group studying the Israelites. Remember the stories of these people living in Egypt and praying every day that their life of slavery would change? When Moses came into leadership, life definitely began to change. Plagues of all sorts were falling upon Egypt, including the plague of hail and lightning and thunder, which destroyed the fields and anything or anyone who was outside. It didn’t take long for Pharaoh to plead with Moses to ask God to make this horrendous weather stop. So he did and this is what he said, “The thunder will stop and there will be no more hail, so you may know that the earth is the Lord’s. But I know that you and your officials still do not fear the Lord God.” (Gen. 9:29-30)

Pharaoh was now in the know. He knew that his surroundings belonged to God and that God was in control. He also knew that he didn’t want that in his life; he wanted to be in control. I have to ask you, what do you know about God and His plans and desires for you? Are you spending time with Him? Are you talking to Him every day? Are you letting Him control your life? One of the verses I live by is John 17:3, “Now this is life eternal: that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.”

I hope that as you spend time with your groups of girlfriends that you will talk about knowing God. Knowing Him is the only way that you will truly be “in the know.”

Cathy Bytwerk


  1. Some of the best conversations with my close Christian friends have been when we focus on Gods word as the true object of our affection. All other concerns, worries, and obsessions seem to pass away and become insignificant. It is almost as if we are all standing before God, and are in awe of His glory (shown through His word)...our only response is to drop whatever we are holding in our hands at His feet.

    Great blog Cathy! :)

  2. Ahhh, I've been thinking quite a bit about 'knowing' recently. Particularly about how God knows everything.
    There is so much comfort in the fact that He knows - He knows me. He knows what I need. He know what's best.
    And, yes. I'm so glad I know HIM!