Like the Ocean “knows” the Shore…in the quiet morning hours I heard the words: Like the Ocean Knows the Shore. I was completely captured. To know Him! To know Jesus this intimately. The mere thought of this intimate image, what a beautiful visual. I knew it was a word for me. Forever yearning to [Ginosko] more of Jesus, I knew He was speaking to me through these simple yet thoroughly thought provoking intimate words.
Ginosko-To know, experience, to have intimate knowledge of, come to trust through experiential knowledge, and I could see ocean waves washing up over the sand; over and over.
Captain at the helm
Like the ocean knows the shore
How I long too know You more
As the tide does rise and fall
To hear Your voice and know Your call
Sometimes settled and smooth like glass
Other times anxious like waves that crash
So bold and ferocious the ocean’s roar
Yet measured in Your palm I can’t ignore
That vast sum of all You become to me
If I continue to sail in Your great sea.
So when I feel completely overwhelmed
I just remember “The Captain” at the helm
Guiding and showing me distant shores
Because I did pray to know You more
The kingdom of heaven suffers violence
Together we sail sometimes in silence
I will sail on as You’ve taught
Speak to wave’s command them stop
I shall not fear my “Captain” is at the helm
Voyaging with You, My Lord and “Captain” I shall not be overwhelmed.
Copyright © laurette laster 2018
Recently I was reminded of the word Ginosko
Ginosko – often translated as “know” or “known” is a word that means so much more than that. This word implies a certain type of “knowing” that is explained and defined by several English words.
The best translation in English is too personally, intimately, and to experientially “know” something. It doesn’t just mean to know about something but to have known it through personal experience. This is much more than head knowledge.
“In light of this, Ginosko could have times where it should not be translated to know at all but rather to experience but most of the time it indicates the knowledge that comes from experiencing something in an intimate or personal way.” (From conformtoChrist)
We are aware, all too familiar with the power, and driving force, this fierce body of water contains. The same beautiful Ocean can rage, rise, crest, and create tidal waves and Tsunami’s that wipe out villages, leaving a wake of disaster in their trail.
But after the raging, the clean up, the same Ocean calms once again, and becomes peaceful. Settling back into the gentle rolling motion we all enjoy.
The love of God is the most powerful force on earth…
Jealously demanding as the grave, and many waters cannot quench His love, it may gentle or full of wrath, but those who know their God will be strong and do exploits.
will never extinguish this flame.
Yes! This is how we know Him!
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette