The Eyes & Ears of God:Psalm 139.

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We, at our Church are not the first or the last to be moved in the (brief) study of Psalm 139. The Eyes and Ears of God in this chapter is described by King David.

God’s omission is through our own past present and future ‘us’. It certainly wouldn’t take any time at all for God to search through us, as he has always known us.

(I find that comforting, in that it only takes my effort to remember my sins of the past, to read scripture, can remind me of my short comings. He knows all my ways and quirks, but that is not to say I in turn understand God and his plans. He points things out to me through his word and inspires  conclusions to a problem.)

Isaiah 55:8 & 9.                                                                                                                                           (Paraphrasing) God’s thoughts and ways are not our own, as his heavens are higher than our earth, his ways are higher than our thoughts and ways. Far and away from our own comprehension.

Psalm 147:5                                                                                                                                                    Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

Psalm 139:4                                                                                                                                                    For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it all together.      (God knows his children, much better than we know ourselves. It is not enough to remember he knows our hearts, He knows the good and bad of our intentions.)

Hebrews 6:13                                                                                                                                               Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Psalm 139:5                                                                                                                                                 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

Job 9:33                                                                                                                                                           Neither is there any daysman betwixed us, that might lay his hand upon us both.

Isaiah 1:18                                                                                                                                                                Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.   (I love how God can appeal to us in a personal way)

Psalm 139:6                                                                                                                                              Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

Job 21:22                                                                                                                                                    Shall any teach God Knowledge?  seeing he judgeth those that are high.

(Very humbling to know our limitations with God. It is not what we are used to in the world. We are exposed to so many things, attracted to about half of that and have an opinion on the other half.                                                                                                                       I find putting things over to God, while having absolute trust in him, is liberating, because he hasn’t an agenda that benefits him at our cost.)

Psalm 139:7                                                                                                                                                   Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or wither shall I flee from thy presence?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Even if we wanted to, we cannot escape God.  We can become overwhelmed with our actions that can build up and left unattended, can become a bit of a monster. Wanting to shut the door on them and walk away is a natural temptation, but when it becomes difficult shoving that metaphorical, un-dealt with sin behind the door…without others spilling out, you get the picture.  You’ll need to step up and have a clear out. It can be daunting, but as scripture shows before, God has offered you personal support with all the lifting and sorting. Trust Him. Let him help, never be so proud to think you can do this on your own. Best part is, your relationship will be so much richer and you wont owe him anything!)

Psalm 90:8                                                                                                                                                 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, all our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

My thanks to Barry for the directions, to Niamh and Caitlin as tech support and to God for his word, his eyes and ears.

Every blessing,                                                                                                                                                         XxVal

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Hi again,

When I was growing up in Canada in the ’60s, my folks had the ‘Peanuts’ comic strips from the news paper pinned on the cork board in the kitchen. We watched the seasonal specials as well as the other animated stories that came out.

It wasn’t until I became an adult, did I find out that Charles M. Schulz the creator of The Peanuts Gang, was a devout Christian.

Charles was raised in a Lutheran church, in the ’60s, he taught Sunday school in a Methodist church. On the Wikipedia site, his widow had said solid and honest things about her late husband, but this I feel could be said for everyone. He was humble and smart enough to admit it.

‘God was very important to him, but in a very deep way, in a very mysterious way.’

A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965 finds the gang in the Nativity Play. Young Linus stands as a solitary figure in the spot light and quotes Luke 2:8-14 from the King James Bible. If that was cut out and it nearly was, then the special was not going to happen. He had full control over the content. Praise the Lord.

Luke 2:8-14

:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shon round about them: and they were sore afraid.

:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.

:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

:14 Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.

This is where then the scene fades to continue with the rest of their little story. But it remains in scripture not for the purpose of the few, but for all that call on the LORD.

Colossians 1:19-20

:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;

:20 And having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

John 3:16-17

:16 For God so loved the world,that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

We will be caught up in the world, swept away at times with the overwhelming demands of social convention of the season. Tick lists to tick off the tick lists! And the family member that announce 20 minutes before the turkey is dragged out of the oven and the yorkshire pudding batter is dolloped in pork fat, that they have in fact turned vegetarian…(sorry Mum).   I pray that at some point you can share or have quiet time for the family member that won’t be bothered what the food or the gifts are like. Just what sort of time you have getting the valuable visit in with Our Father.

XxVal

In the beginning…

Hi,

This title, are the very first words in scripture: Genesis 1:1.

In your pursuit of the inspired word of God, I will attempt to cover humble topics with scripture from the Old Black Book.

I’m Val Young, and this is: Searching in the AV Bible or KJV.

In the articles I post, I will use scripture to support the topic at hand, while if any opinion does sneak in, please treat it as opinion!

I pray that as topics arise, they may be of comfort,

Psalm 119:16 -I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

This blog will never be used as a platform for for arguments or debate, so if this isn’t what you’re after, God speed as you do your own studies and prayer.

Nehemiah 1:6 -Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before me now, –

This I pray to our Lord Jesus Christ for the sense we seek.

Every blessing,  Val.