Thought-ful Reflection

It is January,  time for making new resolutions or intentions for the year. My church often does a time of prayer and fasting. It begins during the second week of January. I like this, alot. It gives me time to reflect and focus. It helps me to change gears, downshift from activity, to contemplation.

Psalm 139:1 O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.

As I read this, I know my God knows me. I don’t always think about that. Not sure I want him to know me that well. He can discern all my thoughts. He knows all my ways. How well do I know me? Do I know why I think the way that I think or do some of the things I do? Do I really think for myself? Do I really ask for guidance and want his ways?

Psalm 139:17-18 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.

Well look, right in the middle of all that swirls around, he comes out and says in the middle of the same song of David, his thoughts of me are precious or highly praised and valued. Is that where my brain went with my thoughts? Doesn’t matter what I think or what he saw…..His thoughts of me are prized, always on his mind,  here, loving with me.  He already knows my thoughts and still he loves me and has precious thoughts more than I could count.

How convinced am I? How convinced are you? Wanna know how convinced David was of this (since he wrote this)?

Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!

He asks God to search him and know his thoughts. Go ahead God, I know how much you love me, think about me. I am willing. Try me. I willing let you into every corner of my thoughts!

Yes, Lord, as this new year begins to unfold, and I head into a season of fasting and prayer for Your will and ways in my life. I believe you. You already know me and love me more than I can love or think of anyone, even You. I give you permission to search me, try me. I trust you. I want You more than anything. I desire to be completely open before you. Have your way in me.

Open communication and open heart await!

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