On a recent early morning trip to a couple of hospitals in the metroplex I was listening to “The Ticket.” The morning hosts interviewed Rodrique Beaubois, one of the new up and coming phenoms for the Dallas Mavs. This young player (age 22) is from France, and during the interview the hosts were asking him how he was doing acclimating himself to Dallas. They asked if he had much trouble understanding the language of this area. He said he did okay most of the time. They asked him if there were any problems understanding the coaches in the huddle when they were attempting to call plays in an extremely loud coliseum? His response was very clear, and made a tremendous impression on me. He said that he had no problems at all understanding the plays and the language of basketball because, “that’s what I know best.”
Communication is difficult in our world. Some husbands and wives have difficulty communicating with one another. Parents and their children struggle mightily when it comes to communications. Employees and employers sometimes have problems communicating. Church leaders sometimes struggle with communicating to the church. Is it possible that we would not struggle with communication in these areas if this were what we knew best? If a husband and wife love each other they way they should, they will know each other best, and they will communicate well. If parents and children work together in getting to know each other better, communication will be strengthened. When church leaders and church members get to know each other better communication will be better.
Jesus said, “I am the good Shepherd, and I know my own, and my own know Me.” (John 10:14) How well do we know our Savior? If we will get to know Jesus better, we will clearly understand His Words to us. His Word is not difficult to understand (1 John 5:3), but for us to hear His voice clearly, it must be what we know best. Two times in Philippians 3 (vs. 8, 10) Paul said that the great desire of his heart was to know God. The more we get to know Him, the more we will be like Him. We will always understand what we know best. The Apostle Peter tells us that we are to grow in the “grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18)
Dear Father, please help us to know Jesus better, to know His Word, and to understand His will for our lives. Help us to understand Your Will for our lives. Dear God we are thankful that You have clearly revealed Yourself to us. Help us Father, to grow in our knowledge of You and Your Word.