O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
Psalms 139: 1
My husband put a song on yesterday by Brandon Heath, and it turned my thoughts to Psalms 139 right away. The song, When you look at me, is about being in the freedom of God's love.
To be completely known, and still accepted, loved, and wanted. The good and the bad.
This is what Jesus has done for me.
He has searched me and even with all the shameful, fearful stuff...He still has chosen to know me.
Not only that, He pursues me.
He loves me, enjoys my company, does not condemn me or shame me.
You know when I sit down and rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.
I love it when I can look across the room at my husband and I just know that he knows exactly what I'm thinking. He gets it. There doesn't have to be a lot of explaining between the two of us, because we just know.
With God, it's far more than that. He knows me before I know myself. I can ask Him to tell me my own thoughts! He can sort them all out, and give them to me in an orderly fashion. He discerns my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path, and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.
I have nothing to hide, for God is acquainted with ALL my ways.
The song I referred to earlier has a line in it like this:
"To be found in my hiding place, and be received. I'm so relieved to be found."
God will always find me in every hiding place, because He knows ALL my ways. And, He can receive it all.
How does all of this apply to the Body of Christ? To me as His Warrior?
Do I search and know the Body of Christ?
Do I pray for unity of thought in His Body and the discerning Spirit?
Do I love His Body enough to show interest in all their ways, and walk the path with fellow believers?
Am I bringing Jesus and His light into the lives of others on a daily basis?
Search me, O Lord, and use me to Say That Again in the lives of others. Search me, and use me to shine Your light!