Today’s scripture is Psalm 139:1-4.
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.
The question for today is: How do you feel about God knowing everything about you?
Reading these verses I am first of all embarrassed that God knows all my thoughts. I feel like my thoughts are acceptable (not good, but not sinful) about half the time, then about 2/3 of the next half is okay, but unorganized, disheveled, and too fast. That last part of my thoughts is enough in itself to get me thrown into hell. So my first reaction is embarrassed that God sees all of that.
My next reaction is gratitude. I am so thankful that God loves me and keeps me inspite of everything I do as a human. I can’t even begin to explain how grateful I am to be a daughter of God. I do not deserve any of the blessings He has placed in my life, but I am thankful that God knows all about me – that He knows what I need most and in His mercy blesses me inspite of myself.
I think the only other strong reaction I had was comfort. Comfort that God knows me better than I know myself, so that even when I can’t understand what’s going on in my brain or why I do things I don’t want to do, God Knows. The comfort that my each and every day is wrapped in the Holy Spirit and tucked into the palm of God’s hand.
You want to know something? God knows you too. God knows everything about you, he loves you, he wants you to be His child. God knows everything you have done, are doing and will do. And He wants you to know Him too.