Thursday, October 27, 2011
"You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
and are intimately acquainted with all my ways."
Look at this path. It has to be some sort of tropical walkway. See the bamboo trees? It's definitely not Michigan. So if this is some tropical getaway, this would be a great path to be on, wouldn't it?
Actually, this would be a dangerous path for me because I'm a faller. In other words, I trip easily.
But God not only knows my path, He scrutinizes it. He's intimately acquainted with all my ways. In other words, He's highly invested.
Why? Because He causes all things to work together for my good as He conforms me into the image of His Son. With a promise like that, He has to be invested. How else would He, the One who began a good work in me, be faithful to complete it? He needs to know where I've been, where I am and where I'm going.
He even needs to know where I'm sleeping.
That's kind of strange, isn't it? Well, not really, because sometimes where a person is sleeping is an indicator of what's going on in their heart. Are they sleeping in their own bed? Or on the couch? Or at a retreat? Or in a tropical resort? Or in a Motel Six? With their own spouse? With someone else's spouse?
You can see where I'm going. He knows everything because He's highly invested. For the one who feels lost and alone, this is a beautiful promise of God's presence. For the one who feels tired and sad, this is a warm blanket to snuggle in. For the one who feels insignificant and insecure, this is the reality of a royal birth certificate. And for the one who loves their sin, this is a cold glass of water in the face.
But it's reality.
He's highly invested and He knows every detail.
Committing Psalm 139 to memory is quite a challenge, gals. But don't give up - it will give you a lot to chew on during the week...keep up the good work!