Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Morning Thoughts ~He knows me

Sometimes God lays it on your heart to share. This morning I want to share my favorite passage in the Bible. Psalms 139. I shared this passage with my son the other day and told him this is what I want read at my memorial when I go home.

Psalm 139

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

1 O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.

2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.

4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.

5 You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, [a] you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"

12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

15 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,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to
me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!

18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.

19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God!
Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!

20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.

21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD,
and abhor those who rise up against you?

22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.

This Psalm is so precious to me, it is calming and endearing. It tells me no matter how bad things get or how alone I think I am in the world that God is always by my side and knows me better than anyone, He alone can comfort me the way I should be comforted. I am never alone and never without His strength even when I am weak and fall, I fall before Him and He lifts me up and never remembers my failures, but encourages my attempts to overcome adversity for they make me stronger. He is my Lord, my Father, my Christ and my Savior . I sometimes feel lower than an undeserving worm before Him but I know that to Him I am a strong and faithful servant and I am so glad for my Savior's Love.

Do you know the love of Jesus Christ? Would you like to know what it is like first hand to be wrapped in His EVERLASTING Love? It is so easy to ask the Lord into your life and heart. He will never leave you or forsake you...Just ask!

A Greatful Gold Rush Grandma!

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