Psalm 139: 1-4 

Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O Lord, You know it all.
You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too high, I cannot attain to it


How beautiful these verses are to me this morning…. as I enjoy my coffee, cozied up on my front porch swing. Just me with my Bible and coffee, looking forward to beautiful quiet time with God.  
God, you know my every intention, my every failure, my every success, my every word, my every thought.  You know the thoughts and understand me …. you know the good ones and let’s be honest the <ahem> not so good ones.  We are human and we can’t possibly have only good thoughts 100% of the time… no matter how “angelic” we try to be.  There are times when our patience is less than it should be, when we are frustrated by people or circumstance, times when we think on things that don’t line up with your word and your will for our lives, or  times when we allow ourselves to become prideful. You know each of these thoughts, yet you love me. 

You scrutinize (or in deeper search of this verse…Winnow my journey/path)…

winnow definition:
  1. remove chaff from grain: to separate grain from its husks chaff by tossing it in the air or blowing air through it
  2. examine something to remove bad parts: to examine something in order to remove the bad, unusable, or undesirable parts
Wow that brings it into focus…
You allow/bring circumstances in my life that help to refine me. 

 
Before a word is on my tongue (even if I don’t let it out of my mouth) you know it.  You know me COMPLETELY…there is NOTHING hidden from you.

You have enclosed me behind and before,

And laid Your hand upon me.   (ref also Psalm 34:7 and 125:2) 

Your hand is on me/my life… it protects,surrounds, rescues me…. oh how very true.  Nothing of my own merit but because of your love for me. I am so undeserving.

  There is NOT a single thing about me that you don’t know yet you love me anyway- that is unfathomable!! A love beyond mankind’s understanding… Thank you!!


What an amazing and wonderful scripture to begin this day.

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