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Friday, October 6, 2017

God Knows Me And Fully Accepts Me

In review of Psalm 139:24 it says, "Point out anything you find in me that makes you sad, and lead me along the path of everlasting life."

Bottom Line:
Lead us in a path that being everlasting life and blessings.

What this means to me:
God I want to invite you into my life, to ask you to examine my heart and my motives. Then point me along the paths of your blessings.

Today's passage comes from the last part of Psalm 139. In this Psalm David acknowledges how God knows everything about him (and myself.) There is no hiding. God knew him (and me) well before either of us was born. He knows every part of our lives. He is there to bless and guide us. As such we go through times when our hearts and motives are not so pure. We want our own way. David ends this psalm with a request for God to search us, to know and test our anxious thoughts. To point out the things that offend Him and then to lead us along the path of everlasting life.

It is hard for me to let people really get to know me. I guess I'm afraid they will discover something about me that they won't like. But God already knows everything about me, yet he still accepts and loves me. God is with me through every situation, in every trial; protecting, loving, guiding. He knows and loves me completely.

God is omnipresent. Because of this, there is no escaping Him. No matter where I go, I can never be far from God's comforting presence.

David asked God to search for sin and point it out, even to the level of testing his thoughts. This is exploratory surgery for sin. How are we to recognize sin unless God points it out? Then, When God shows me, I can repent and be forgiven. This is a great verse to pray frequently.

So when I find myself needing direction, I can pray that God will open the doors I can’t open and close the doors that need closing. I know he has a divine plan carved out just for me, a specific purpose that no one else on earth can fill.

When God begins to lead me in a certain direction, I shouldn’t be afraid to leave people and places behind and walk toward the brilliant future He has crafted just for me. Sometimes He must remove certain people from my life who would keep me from diving destiny and distract me from what He has in store.

What I walk away from can often determine what God can lead me to. Trust that He knows what is best for me, and keep marching up the path as He guides me in the way everlasting.