The One Who Knows Me Best, Loves Me Most

Over the last few weeks I’ve found an old chorus running around my head. Part of it says,

I am loved, you are loved,
I can risk loving you.
For the one who knows me best,
Loves me most.

That last line has really caught my attention of late. The one who loves me the most knows the most about me. He knows every doubt I have, every failure I’ve made, every temptation I struggle with and every side-tracked journey I’ve taken. And yet, he loves me to the core of my being. He doesn’t define me by my weaknesses, but by that which he created me to be when I live in the freedom of his love.

The world sure didn’t teach us that. It taught us that to be liked we had to pretend to be someone we weren’t. We had to fit into people’s expectations or risk their rejection, which is why we go away from so many conversations regretting things we didn’t say or do because of what others might have thought of us. We’ve been convinced that people will only like us because they don’t really know us.

If we really knew that the one who knows us best loves us most, we’d be free to be ourselves around others. As with our Father, true fellowship only begins where people are free to be authentic, not when they pretend to be something they think others want them to be. We can finally stop projecting an image and let others see into our weaknesses and struggles instead of trying to hide them. Of course with people there is always risk in that. Some may not like us, but those that are real friends will and we’d find our relationships deepening with them because we’re not having to pretend any more.

Our security in Father’s love opens the door for us to simply and honestly before others, and that will do more than you can ever imagine in helping you taste of the kind of friendships God wants us all to know.

 

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  1. Patrick May 11, 2004 at 8:52 am

    There’s no way you had a song going through your head. You hate music. 🙂

    Either way, I’m glad your tuning into your music side, it seems to be producing anointed stuff. Father does loves us best – doesn’t He? What a release to be in ‘tune’ with that reality.

    Love ya man!

    Patrick

  2. Patrick May 11, 2004 at 11:52 am

    There’s no way you had a song going through your head. You hate music. 🙂

    Either way, I’m glad your tuning into your music side, it seems to be producing anointed stuff. Father does loves us best – doesn’t He? What a release to be in ‘tune’ with that reality.

    Love ya man!

    Patrick

  3. Bruce May 12, 2004 at 4:25 am

    It’s funny how, when I grew tired of pretending to be someone I wasn’t, those who I thought loved me grew tired of pretending to love me. They were only willing to do it as long as I pretended to be the person I knew they wanted me to be. It all seems kind of "fake", doesn’t it?

  4. Bruce May 12, 2004 at 7:25 am

    It’s funny how, when I grew tired of pretending to be someone I wasn’t, those who I thought loved me grew tired of pretending to love me. They were only willing to do it as long as I pretended to be the person I knew they wanted me to be. It all seems kind of "fake", doesn’t it?

  5. Jen May 12, 2004 at 4:28 pm

    Having recently moved into a new state, I am in the process of allowing God to help me build new relationships. Things had been going pretty well when a call from my closest friend 2 states away woke me up. She asked me a very loving and candid question and as I fumbled to answer in a way that would make sense she said, "I can tell it’s been awhile since you’ve been vulnerable." That’s how it is with those real friendships, you’re not always trying, even subconsciously, to find the "right" way to share stuff. You simply speak your heart, and there is love, compassion and understanding. It doesn’t HAVE to make sense! Lord help me to avoid the trap of having-it-all-togethered-ness! Reading this reminds me that it’s simply a matter of immersing myself in Father’s love and being who He’s created me to be.

    Thanks!

  6. Jen May 12, 2004 at 7:28 pm

    Having recently moved into a new state, I am in the process of allowing God to help me build new relationships. Things had been going pretty well when a call from my closest friend 2 states away woke me up. She asked me a very loving and candid question and as I fumbled to answer in a way that would make sense she said, "I can tell it’s been awhile since you’ve been vulnerable." That’s how it is with those real friendships, you’re not always trying, even subconsciously, to find the "right" way to share stuff. You simply speak your heart, and there is love, compassion and understanding. It doesn’t HAVE to make sense! Lord help me to avoid the trap of having-it-all-togethered-ness! Reading this reminds me that it’s simply a matter of immersing myself in Father’s love and being who He’s created me to be.

    Thanks!

  7. ersan August 9, 2004 at 2:10 pm

    i love you

  8. ersan August 9, 2004 at 5:10 pm

    i love you

  9. Raya August 7, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    I am loved, we are loved
    Won’t you please take my hand
    We are free to love each other
    We are loved

    Yes, I know that one too. 🙂 I think Bill Gaither wrote it.

  10. Raya August 7, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    I am loved, we are loved
    Won’t you please take my hand
    We are free to love each other
    We are loved

    Yes, I know that one too. 🙂 I think Bill Gaither wrote it.

  11. WarriorFC March 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I am loved, you are loved, wont you please take my hand,
    for the One who knows me best, loves me most,
    I am loved, you are loved, I can risk loving you,
    for hte One who knows me best, loves me most.

    I said, if You really knew me, You wouldn’t love me,
    my scares are hid by the face I wear.
    He said, my son, my scars go deeper,
    It was love for you that put them there.

  12. WarriorFC March 1, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I am loved, you are loved, wont you please take my hand,
    for the One who knows me best, loves me most,
    I am loved, you are loved, I can risk loving you,
    for hte One who knows me best, loves me most.

    I said, if You really knew me, You wouldn’t love me,
    my scares are hid by the face I wear.
    He said, my son, my scars go deeper,
    It was love for you that put them there.

  13. karen March 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Did He not say we are to love one another as much as He loves us?
    I have known people who have been so beaten down by life that they
    feel that no one could EVER love them. And it seems to me that if I
    know that the One who knows me best, loves me most, I should be
    able to love others the same way — even others who may seem
    “unlovable”. And it is up to me to encourage them that He knows
    everything there is to know about them — He “knows them best and
    loves them most.” And I can risk loving them.

    And we get into judgments. Judging anyone is wrong for
    that reason. We cannot judge others or even ourselves as unlovable,
    if we know that the perfect Son of God died on a cross for every
    transgression that every single person who ever lived on the face of
    the earth ever committed.

    The one who has been forgiven much, loves much.
    For the One who knows US best loves US most.
    And all we have to do is believe it!
    And for that reason, I can risk loving you…

  14. karen March 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Did He not say we are to love one another as much as He loves us?
    I have known people who have been so beaten down by life that they
    feel that no one could EVER love them. And it seems to me that if I
    know that the One who knows me best, loves me most, I should be
    able to love others the same way — even others who may seem
    “unlovable”. And it is up to me to encourage them that He knows
    everything there is to know about them — He “knows them best and
    loves them most.” And I can risk loving them.

    And we get into judgments. Judging anyone is wrong for
    that reason. We cannot judge others or even ourselves as unlovable,
    if we know that the perfect Son of God died on a cross for every
    transgression that every single person who ever lived on the face of
    the earth ever committed.

    The one who has been forgiven much, loves much.
    For the One who knows US best loves US most.
    And all we have to do is believe it!
    And for that reason, I can risk loving you…

  15. Tiffany August 2, 2012 at 9:12 am

    What a beautiful chorus. I was listening to Jon Courson this morning and I love that He who knows me best loves me best. I thoroughly enjoyed this entry and your friends who commented 🙂 Thank you for sharing this… God bless…

  16. Tiffany August 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    What a beautiful chorus. I was listening to Jon Courson this morning and I love that He who knows me best loves me best. I thoroughly enjoyed this entry and your friends who commented 🙂 Thank you for sharing this… God bless…

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