Wednesday, May 6, 2009

ABC's of The Word

I'm joining Pam at Grey Like Snuffie for ABC's of the Word. This week we're doing the letter:

Make sure to stop by and visit Pam and all the participants for this fun way to explore the Bible using the alphabet.

The verses I have chosen for today are:

O LORD, You have searched me and You know me. You know when I sit down 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.....Psalm 139:1-4

I carry these verses with me--in my heart, in my mind--throughout my day. Sometimes my own feelings are telling me that God is distant and far from me. I may feel frustrated, a little lost and alone.

But, these verses tell me otherwise. God knows me. He is always with me--even when I am lying down and asleep. He knows my heart, my very thoughts even before I think them--my words before I speak them. He is always with me--right there by my side.

He is near. All I need to do is look around me at His creation--He is there. I pray and feel comforted--He is there. I hear a small child's laughter--He is there. I cry--He is there.

I am His daughter, His child. I am uniquely made and created by HIM, for HIM.

These verses are not about me, but about God's wonderful ability to know each of us--inside and out--and love us--a lot of the time in spite of ourselves.

Beth

7 comments:

godsown said...

BEAUTIFULL post Beth...
And with the music "WHO AM I".....while i'm reading..
Yes "I am His daughter, His child. I am uniquely made and created by HIM, for HIM".

A beautifull and blessed day
Bernice

grey like snuffie said...

WONDERFUL way to start my morning. And the mix of the words of your post with the "Who Am I" was indeed a perfect devotion. Blessings of all His best to you today Beth!

Yolanda said...

Beth,

He loves us so much and when we grasp that, our hearts beat as they were meant to beat. FOR HIM. I love Him so! Thank you for sharing your heart, it is evident that you love Him SO!

Yolanda

ellen b. said...

God is so present, alive, in us...it's amazing to me how I can try to ignore Him...
Blessings on you!

Peggy said...

Blessings Beth...How come the first two heard "WHO AM I"?...and I get "Hear us from Heaven". I so believe this random music is a God thing!
But your beautiful words from Psalm 139 and your declarations to fill your mind and day with HIM... clearly shows it's not about ME but all about HIM, how He is glorified in you, and answers your heart cries and knows you so well!

I miss so much reading the way you share here or at POYL or LOP. I'm so thankful you feel comfort in His creation from looking around on your deck & are inspired to share
His thoughts & His words. You bless me and may your blessings be multiplied & met each day to give you strength through the weary battle of your work & bring you home safe & to peace that surrounds you.

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

yes He is there! I am trying to be more consoderate of looking for Him in everything.

Great post!

In His Graces~Pamela

HisPrincess said...

That was really encouraging, thanks Beth!