Dear God, show us the road
that you have chosen for us,
and give us the courage
to walk down it... Amen

Saturday, July 12, 2008

O LORD, you have searched me
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 know it completely, O LORD.

You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,

even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"

even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!

Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.

If only you would slay the wicked, O God!
Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!

They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.

Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD,
and abhor those who rise up against you?

I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
--Psalm 139

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks...this was a welcome respite to read after long days in longer stressful weeks. Thanks for feeding us Spirit filled messages for those of us who need the "hits" where and when we can get them. Logging on to read blogs at night is sometimes the only calm and spiritual feeding time we get. So please keep up your leadings so others can glean when and where they need.
"Church"

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Loved your post. I just recently gave someone a card that read, " One of the greatest gifts that God ever gave...his presence." Knowing and reading his word definitely puts us there.... I hope you feel his love this week.

Please stop by and sign up for my first give away. It is my 100th post and a small way of being able to thank so many wonderful, giving women....like you!!

IN Him,
KAREN EILEEN