Have you ever thought about the difference between “to Believe” and “to Know”? Will you rather buy a product or service from someone who says “I believe that this will work for you” or from someone who says “I KNOW that this will work for you”?
When you were young and your father said “Jump, I will catch you” – did you believe or did you know that he will?
So many times we pray for something, we have faith that it will happen, but we say “I believe that God will make a way” or “I believe that God will provide”.
Why don’t we rather say “I KNOW that God will make a way”? I personally think that we are too scared to say “I know”, because we know that the word “know” means “to know for a fact, without a doubt” and the word “believe” still leaves some space for possibility of failure… just in case….
We read in John 6:68 that Simon Peter said: “We BELIEVE, AND WE KNOW you are the Holy One of God”
Lets make a mind shift. Try this week to not only believe that you can do something, but know that you can. Try not to only believe that God holds you in His hand, but to KNOW that He does.
Let us believe like children again… do you remember the song: “Jesus loves me this I KNOW”? We didn’t sing “Jesus loves me this I believe”
So I dare you, whenever you want to use the word “believe” replace it with the word “know” to test your faith…
I don’t only believe that Jesus died on the cross for us, I KNOW that He did!