Fully Known, Fully Loved, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Arizona. We collect and sell Christian used books online at Christianusedbooks.org to support the vision.
The Vision is to establish homes for men and women, for the purpose of Christian discipleship, as we mature in relationship with God and others, to the full measure of the stature of Christ.
The most important relationship in the life of a believer is his or her relationship with God; everything else is secondary. When our hearts are regenerated by the Spirit of God, we have eyes to see that we were fearfully and wonderfully made by God, knitted together in our mothers’ wombs. We come to understand that He knows everything about us; there is nothing He does not know. He knows the number of hairs on our heads, our thoughts, our beliefs, the motives and intents of our hearts, all that we worship and place our hopes in, and much more.
The prospect of our heavenly Father knowing everything about us is a terror to the rebel, but comforting to the child of God who has made Jesus Lord and keeps a repentant heart, surrendering to His perfect and acceptable will. Do you know that submitting to the will of God is the same thing as receiving His love? Brothers and sisters, love is not something we get, it is something we receive, and receive from God.
True, real, ongoing, everlasting relationship requires transparency, vulnerability, honesty, and openness. One of the most profound realities in The Garden of Eden is described in Genesis chapter Two.
Genesis 2:25 “And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.”
Is this not the very paradise of God, to be intimately known and loved by God and another? Adam and Eve felt no sense of shame or need to hide themselves for fear of the other looking upon them with anything other than approval and acceptance.
Brothers and sisters, choices are set before us—will we believe, and will we trust in the knowledge that God is sufficient for us? When the Lord Jesus Christ returns in glory will He find faith on the earth? Or will we seek to be like God, forsaking His promises and trusting in the false gods we create for ourselves—resulting in separation, condemnation, and death? As the truth and power of God’s Word penetrates the fatness of our hearts by the power of His Spirit, we begin to see our utter poverty before Him—we are weak in our flesh—fragile, frail, and fickle.
He is worthy of our trust and obedience because while we were still sinners Christ died for us, and we know every good thing comes from above, from the Father of lights. The power of our heavenly Father’s love disarms the orphan heart from defense mechanisms and protective behaviors—so we unclench every idol, take captive every false belief, and renounce the hidden things of shame, to the glory of the Lord our God.
To be fully known and fully loved means I am thankful and joyful that my heavenly Father knows everything about me; He knows my false beliefs, my fleshly struggles, and where I lack faith to trust in Him; yet, He accepts and loves me, like no one can, and He continues to draw near to me as I draw near to Him in the fear of the Lord. Behold, the cross is not just a revelation of our sin, but a revelation of our value to the Father; God would rather die than not have us with Him. Take hold of Him, brothers and sisters, and never let go. For the Lord is our Shepherd and we shall not want.
No eye has seen, no hear has heard, and no heart has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.