The Inescapable God #6

Pick a Psalm from the Bible – either at random or pick one that is meaningful to you and analyze it or write your thoughts. 

I love Psalm 139, which speaks of God, a personal God who knows me personally, knows me even better than I know myself.  My God not only knows me, my God understands my thoughts, my yearnings, my actions – even better than I understand myself.  My God surrounds me with love, at all times and places, with love for just exactly who I am becoming.

Psalm 139

O Lord, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from far away.
You search out my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
O Lord, you know it completely.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is so high that I cannot attain it.

Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
If I take the wings of the morning
and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me fast.
If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light around me become night’,
even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is as bright as the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.
In your book were written
all the days that were formed for me,
when none of them as yet existed.
How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
I try to count them—they are more than the sand;
I come to the end—I am still with you.

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5 Responses to The Inescapable God #6

  1. Beautiful — Psalm 139 with your reflection.

  2. Have you seen “40-Day Journey” by Madeleine? Published by Augsburg in 2009. Each day’s reading is a snippet of Madeleine’s writing from various books she has written, Short meditation, brief prayer, journaling suggestion. I have used it since it came out, but have to admit I lack discipline for the journaling. Maybe next year? !

    • Good morning, I know of this book, but haven’t seen it yet. Sounds wonderful too. I don’t write in my journal everyday, but imagine I write something somewhere every day!

      Many blessings for your blog!

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