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You Know Everything About Me
Psalm 139:1-3 -TPT
Lord, you know everything there is to know about me. You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind. You are so intimately aware of me, Lord. You read my heart like an open book, and you know all the words I’m about to speak before I even start a sentence! You know every step I will take before my journey even begins.
The intimacy of this Psalm melts my heart. But that wasn’t always the case. My reaction to this Psalm, most of my life was run hard, run fast, don’t look back! I was living a life that was typical to most of my friends. Yes, I was a believer. At least I was “saved.” But who doesn’t have issues? Issues you think are hidden until confronted with the truth.
Do we run or do we embrace this intimate truth? My response is an indicator of how my life is lived.
When I ran from this pure love of God my motivating fear was that voice in my head would speak to me like a streaming video on replay;
“Don’t let anyone know that you have no idea what you’re doing!”
“Your secret life must never be exposed.”
“Every project you start will not be completed.”
“You’re not enough, and you’ll never be enough of a man to succeed at anything.”
“Your family expects you to be a pastor; they are so disappointed in you.”
“Motivating fear,” that phrase seems like an oxymoron to me now. But fear was the most significant voice in my life. It was the filter that allowed into my life anything that it agreed with and quickly dispelled anything contrary to its firmly held beliefs.
The first line of the Psalm would send shivers down my spine, ”Lord, you know everything there is to know about me.” The NIV version states it this way, ”O Lord, you have searched me, and you know me.” YIKES! Is this fear relatable to you?
The life I live now is much different. This Psalm is intimate and reassuring. I want to know Him as he knows me. Fear is not a motivation in my life. The fear I sometimes have is a healthy fear that is God-designed to keep me alive and out of harm's way.
My motivation now is Oneness with Him. To be able to love God, and then love me and others as He loves me. How did I transition from running away to staying and embracing this life where Triune God knows everything about me?
By embracing the entirety of Psalm 139, I grew to love this life where Triune God knows everything I am. This psalm contains hidden treasure for many just waiting to be dug out and applied to life.
If running from this type of life is part of your make up. If statements like, “Don’t let anyone know that you have no idea what you’re doing!”, are running through your self-talk, then you will find this process of digging up the hidden treasure will be valuable for your life.
You can move from a life motivated by fear to a life motivated by becoming unified with Triune God. You will find in this Psalm that he hand-crafted you and knows you from your innermost being. You are threaded together by him. There is no better place to discover who you are than by listening to the One who handcrafted you.
Next week, we’ll begin to take a realistic look at the way discovery by digging out treasure works. If you’re interested look for this journal next week or sign up to receive this.
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