JANUARY 16, 2018 Happy Tuesday! Brrrr!! It is a whopping 15 degrees here in Southwest Oklahoma!! I just wanted to share this passage in Psalms with you. This is an encouragement to me and I pray it is to you as well.
For the choir director: A psalm of David.
1 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. 2 You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. 3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. 4 You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. 5 You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!
7 I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! 8 If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave,you are there. 9 If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, 10 even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. 11 I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night— 12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. 15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! 18 I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
WOW!! I need this reminder every day, in everything I say and do, how I
act and react: That God loves me! God loves you! We are loved, forgiven, precious, and He is always, always with us. If you don't know God personally, message me and I'd love to tell you about how you can know
Him. When all the mundane routines, the valleys, the days "I don't want
to get out of bed" and even the great days, the ones we can't wait to get
here, the simple days of feasting on all God gives us and does for us.
Remember, only He is good and He loves us more than we will ever