Thursday, December 13, 2012

He Knows Us

Tonight as I opened my I am second daily reader I was drawn to write about the devotion titled Known. It is week 9, day 7.  

Psalm 139:1-6

You have searched me, Lord,
    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, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

Nothing is hidden, nothing is secret, nothing escapes God's eyes. 
                                                                               Doug Bender

Think about that statement. It really isn't profound, but if you're a Christian you know it to be truth. 

God...He does know everything. All of our thoughts...our words...our feelings. He knows everything our eyes read...ears hear...hands touch...feet go. How does that make you feel? 

I know before becoming a Christian it just wasn't that big of a thing to me. I was who counted. I was first in my life. Jesus was mostly an after thought. But now...

I want His thoughts to be my thoughts...His words to be my words. I want to feel compassion like He feels for people. Love like He loves....see with His eyes...and go only where He wants me to go. I want everything I do and say to be what He wants me to do and say. Do I accomplish this on a daily basis? Do you?

I think it's important that throughout our day we ask the Lord to search our hearts. Help us to remember that only with His help can we accomplish what He wants us to. Only with His help can we make Jesus number one in our lives. Only with His help can we truly...

live second

Get the book

live second
365 Ways to Make Jesus First
by Doug Bender

It will be a great devotional to start off your new year with. 

1 comment:

BelovedBomber said...

Sometimes I am so thankful that He knows everything about me...every worry and anxious thought...others time I slightly sick knowing that He knows my thoughts...the ones I wish I didn't, and know I shouldn't have...So thankful that He just loves me, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Thanks for sharing Chelle. Many blessings! Shana