11.11.2010

Something odd is happening...

God is trying to tell me something... at least I think he is! 

Psalm 139, a hymnic meditation on God's presence and omniscience has been following me around and popping up over and over again in my life. It speaks to me about the Holy Spirit being everywhere... that there is nowhere to hide from it... and praying for the "wicked people" in my life to be removed from my company.

1. I did a service project with my church this past weekend and volunteered to read scripture at a nursing home.  I was assigned to read Psalm 139.

2. I was listening to KLOVE and they referenced Psalm 139.

3. I changed the staion and "Wherever you will go" by The Calling was playing ... I heard the following lines:
In your heart, in your mind,
I'll stay with you for all time. 
If I could, then I would,
I'll go wherever you will go.
Way up high or down low,
I'll go wherever you will go.

4. My daily bible quote that pops up on my phone every day... yesterday was Psalm 139. 

5. Mike told me that yesterday on the car ride home Abby was talking about angels again... and she keeps repeating the line "angels watch me" from our nightly prayer.

It's to the point that it's getting bizarre! I want to share Psalm 139 with you today, and hopefully it will speak to you as well.

PSALM 139

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.

2 comments :

  1. 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.

    This past Sunday, I was watching Church online, this verse was one that the pastor was talking about. He said it is a very powerful prayer. God works in such mysterious ways. He is so awesome!

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  2. Hmmm... so your church has mentioned Psalm 139 as well... maybe it's mentioned frequently this time of year and that's why it's popping up so often for me? Weird.

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