Ever have a knot in your shoelace? Or maybe it was the drawstring on one of the kid’s sweatpants. Any kind of knot, really. And the more you tried to untie it, the harder you pulled, the more knotted up it got? Until you found that one strand. When you pulled on that particular strand, the whole knot gloriously unraveled.
Life can have lots of knots…lots of confusion and chaos. We can get all knotted up with stress, frustration, and inevitable disappointments. So what’s the one strand that causes it all to gloriously unknot?
A personal relationship with the Person of Jesus Christ. Here’s how He put it:
John 17:3 (NKJV)
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
Personal knowledge, not impersonal, secondhand knowledge, but knowing Him like you do a friend is the one strand. If we seek anything else, the knot just gets tighter. If we learn of Him, we find rest for our souls. If we progressively move from informational to personal knowledge (or knowing) of God, the transformation in our day to day will be wonderfully remarkable!