Monday, June 30, 2008

Psalm 139

"O LORD, you have searched me and you know me
You know when I sit and when I rise you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down you are familiar with all my ways
Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD
You hem me in—behind and before you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn if I settle on the far side of the sea even there your hand will guide me your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
even the darkness will not be dark to you the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
For you created my inmost being you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth your eyes saw my unformed body All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake I am still with you.
Search me, O God, and know my heart test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting."

This Psalm has been a favorite of mine for many years. How amazing is it to think that God knows our every thought, desire, dream, feeling and he knows every word before it has even been on our tongue! Wow, that is almost impossible for me to comprehend. In all honesty it somewhat frightens me to know that God knows EVERY single thought of mine. Yet, He still loves me. No matter how tainted my thoughts may be, His thoughts are still precious toward me. Wow. There really is not much more i can say, this passage says it all. Read it a couple of times and let it seep in. There is a God, He is real and He knows you and He desires for you to know Him.

Lately it seems that God has been speaking to me through what may seem to be the smallest things. I guess we can get so caught up in life and it's routine that we forget to stop and appreciate the beauty that it has to offer. I pray to be made more childlike and simplehearted.


Alicia said...

Thank you so much! You seem to have an awesome passion too! Keep pursuing Him!
oh and i am almost 18 =]

Alicia said...

hey you have my same last name! is that how you came across my blog?