Sunday, October 4, 2009

A response to Psalm 139

Psalm 139 (The Message)
1-6 God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand. I'm an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I'm thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I'm never out of your sight. You know everything I'm going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind me and you're there, then up ahead and you're there, too— your reassuring presence, coming and going. This is too much, too wonderful— I can't take it all in!

Thankyou Lord that you are always watching over me. That where I go, whatever part of the journey I am on, whatever happens to me - that you are right there. Thankyou that I can look back at parts of my life and see you there, I can look forward and KNOW you are there. Thankyou that your presence is permeated in my life.

7-12 Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? to be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky, you're there! If I go underground, you're there! If I flew on morning's wings to the far western horizon, You'd find me in a minute— you're already there waiting! Then I said to myself, "Oh, he even sees me in the dark! At night I'm immersed in the light!" It's a fact: darkness isn't dark to you; night and day, darkness and light, they're all the same to you.

Thankyou that nothing can seperate me from your love, from your care and from your Spirit. Thankyou that you will see me through the good times and the bad times. I love that you are a constant in my life - even when life isn't so constant.

13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother's womb. I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day.

Thankyou Lord that I am not a mistake. Even though I don't always understand the hows and whys, I know that I am created in your image, for you and by you. I love that you know me inside out, you know of every single cell that makes my physical being, you know my deepest thoughts and dreams - and you knew all this before I was even born!

Lord I love you. You are such a good and gracious God. Thankyou for encouraging me and growing me and walking with me. Thankyou that you never abandon me and I can always turn to you when the road gets rocky. Thankyou that you have made the effort for me.

Amen

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