Every time I go to a bookstore, I always check the notebooks/journal shelf. I really like looking at them, in all different designs, sizes and styles. I believe those who enjoy writing journals would understand me. 🙂 Anyway, as much as I am so fond with the cute designs and pretty colors, I also like clean, classic looking, “leather-ish” covered. If you know what I mean, like the Moleskine notebooks. But every time I check the price, wishing it would go down, just really hurts my pocket. A little one costs almost a thousand pesos. That would be like hundreds of cute journals!!
And so, I would put it back to its shelf.
I have two types of journal, one is for my personal chitchats with God and anything my mind wants to express. The other one is when I do my quiet time and personal study which I use most of the time. Let’s call it journal B. 🙂 Recently, while staring at my journal, I was like, “This looked like a Moleskine notebook.” My journal B has been with me for a long time. It was given after completing a class at the church I used to attend when I was in Vancouver. I just started using it this year. Because it was made personalized with prints at the cover, I just really thought it was a church specific type of notebook. And so, when I noticed it just last week, I turned the other side and yes, that picture up there is my journal. I was like, what???? Haha…
Ignorance, totally or a little bit still means one thing. Still ignorance.
This actually didn’t happen to me once when it comes to my material things. Like a branded top or an expensive pair of sandals. I’m totally clueless of their worth until someone will just tell me or I’ll discover eventually. But then, I thought, well it is okay since at the end of the day it would just be a top or a sandal. All the same.
Upon pondering on these thoughts, I came to think of ignorance on things about God. That one would totally be not okay at all. Because at the end of the day, knowing about God and not knowing about God are totally two different things.
Not knowing God’s promises and His character means having a wrong perspective of God.
Knowing a little about Him, that He is loving and gracious but not knowing that He hates sin means living a deceitful life.
Knowing that there is a Bible but not being aware of what is written means missing the blessing of knowing God.
Not knowing how important we are to God and that we are uniquely designed for a purpose makes us feel insecure that we keep comparing ourselves to others.
By a mere notebook, I got reminded how dangerous ignorance is. God gave us all possible means not to be ignorant about Him, that includes sending His Son, Jesus to this world. God did not give us room to make excuses for ignorance.
It will take forever to know God, so let’s better start now. 🙂 Let’s not be ignorant or stop playing ignorant! 🙂