have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I
rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and
my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my
tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain” (Psalms 139:1-6, NIV).
To realize that I am known so greatly and so deeply goes beyond my
limited human understanding! I open up my heart to you, God, and my soul
yearns for you to continually search me. I thirst for you, my living
God, with an unquenchable thirst. You are the living God! I cannot move
without you knowing it! Every step that I plan may be formed in my mind,
but your Spirit directs my steps. My thoughts are not as high as your
thoughts, but you know and understand them because you became human for
me. You understand me, your creation, because you
became one with me in your suffering for my sake. You know when I am at
ease and when I am distraught. You know when I have the faith to move
mountains, and when I need rest to be revived. You are familiar with
every part of me. Before I even speak, you know what I am going to say.
Because you know my heart, you know if it is pained or if is rejoices.
You know if I will speak life because of great joy or if I might
possibly speak death because of great despair.
do I ever become downcast? I can again hope in you. Because you know me
and created me, I am yours, and you are mine. Lord, today, I pray for my
words to only speak your Life. I pray right now before a word is ever
spoken, that my words are directed by you, Holy Spirit. I long to have a
joyful heart that speaks life. You discipline me, Lord, and guide me in
the right direction. You chastise me when I fail, and you encourage me
when I succeed. You have placed your hand upon my life, and I always
aware of your steady pressure. Your love and call is too much at times
for me to even fathom. It is too incredible to even understand why you
have loved and chosen me.