How do you know the difference?
One says, “I know Jesus says, I’m beautiful and loved – but…” and the other says, “I am beautiful and loved unconditionally.”
The head and heart knowledge is the difference between you believing and knowing.
For instance: You are going on holiday to a destination where I have been. So I describe it to you, but when you arrive, it’s nothing like you pictured in your mind. That’s because, before you visit, your mind believes what it’s like, but as soon as you see it for yourself, you know in your heart.
Think about this principle regarding our relationship with God. We can state truths about God, from our head and use that knowledge, but there is a lack of understanding in our heart if we don’t know it.
If we know God truly loved us, we wouldn’t hate ourselves. There is no “yeah, but.” God’s love becomes so real to us that we see ourselves the way He sees us.
The same applies for us being generous with our time in helping others, or dare I say it, giving money, because if we know why God says what He does, then we do it joyfully and from a place of love.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
When you know who you are in Christ, that’s when you experience real freedom in Him, to be who you are called to be