Psalms 139

Psalms 139

You don't have to believe in Him for Him to know you intimately. You don't have to care about Him for Him to know every hair on your head. You don't have to think about Him for Him to know...everything about you already. And He desires for you to know Him, and that's the amazing thing.When you think of God, when you think of your life and your relationship with God, what do you believe God knows about you? And, as you think about God and what He knows about you, are you still willing to take that next step that you’re about to take?… Isn’t that amazing? God is familiar, not only with [King] David’s ways, but He knows each and every one of us. He cares enough to know every thought, every step, every movement. He cares enough to know that about you and I…

What is your love relationship with God like? Do you feel the hand of God upon you when you get up in the morning and head out to work? Do you feel the hand of God directing you when you step into your scenario of life that you face each and every day? Do you feel God standing there in front of you and standing behind you, motivating you, trying to get you to go in the direction that He would desire for you to go? And the amazing thing about God, even though He is that close to you, He’s not going to stop you from doing what you desire to do. He’s not going to stop you from sinning against Him, and He’s not going to stop you from slapping His hand while it’s upon you, but He knows that you’re going to do it before you do it. And He loves you enough to be there with you to go through it with you…

If you have Jesus in your life, if you have that love relationship with Him, even though you may screw up from time to time, it is His hand that is holding you. He knows who you are, He knows what you’re going to do, and He is not afraid of the life that you may live because He is pursuing you always. He knows what you’re going to do…

When you begin to understand the relationship that you can have with God, when you begin to understand the love that God has for you, you begin to understand where that love relationship started. God created you for a purpose…

What a “coincidence” that you were born on the face of this earth, huh? What a “coincidence” that things happened in your life. David is saying there is no coincidence. Things happen because God has created you for a purpose for those things to happen, and they may be rough. We live in a fallen, sinful world, and because of a fallen and sinful world, we’re sometimes affected by that, and God is not going to keep us from feeling the pain that comes from this world in its fallen state. But what He will do is He will dwell in us, and He will work for us, and He will work through us, and He will bring us to that knowledge of knowing Him intimately, and understanding that He already knows us intimately. You know what? You don’t have to believe in Him for Him to know you intimately. You don’t have to care about Him for Him to know every hair on your head. You don’t have to think about Him for Him to know every cell, every part of your body, your makeup completely, your inmost thought, your heart — how it beats — He knows everything about you already. And He desires for you to know Him, and that’s the amazing thing. Some of the things I’ve done in my life, I can’t understand why would God want me? Why would God choose me? Well, God chose me long before He even created me, and even though He knew who I was going to be, even though He knew what I would do, He said, “I still love Dave enough to create him. I want that relationship, and I am willing to risk his walking away from Me to put him on the face of the earth.” That’s the depth of God’s love for you. He desires to be in relationship with you, and He has already laid out your days, knowing just exactly what you’re going to do, and still, because He wants you to know His love and choose to be in that love relationship with Him, He created you. Though your life is written, He is the Author of your life, He knows how your life is going to turn out. You get to live that life, not knowing the end. You get the great opportunity of hearing His truth, of hearing His love, of experiencing His love, and then turning to Him and seeking Him each day to find out how wonderful the end of that story can be. There is not one of us that has to have a bad end to our life from our perspective, because God had given us the opportunity to turn to Him.

Pastor Dave Elkins

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