March 8, 2018 - I see so many people who are running from the Lord.
If you attempt to speak to them about Jesus, they can’t seem to find a way out of your presence quick enough.
When I see someone who acts this way I want to just stop and read the 139th Psalm to them so they might better understand the futility of their actions. For the Bible tells us; “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.” (Psalm 139:1-4)
So what is the Psalmist telling us, he is saying; it doesn’t matter what you do, God knows it before you even do it. God knows where you will go today, tomorrow and next year. He knows when you are moving and when you are sleeping, he is right there through everything you might do.
If I could, I would read the following verses to those who think they can run from the Lord.
“Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, (the world of the dead) you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even then your hand shall lead me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light be about me at night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.” (Psalm 139:7-12)
Where shall I go from the Lord? Nowhere, for he is everywhere, he is omnipresent which means he is everywhere at all times. God is omnipotent, which means he is all-powerful. God is the most powerful force in the universe, his power overcomes all other powers.
God is also omniscient, meaning he knows and sees all. No matter where you may be or what you may be doing, God is fully aware of your actions, your words and even your thoughts.
He knows all, sees all and controls all. He is the Lord God, the Almighty Creator of all things. You cannot get away from him nor deceive him in any way. So, why run away, why not instead stay and accept him as God and live for him and not against him for the rest of your days?
Pray this prayer from the 139th Psalm;
“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” (Psalm 139:23-24)
Oh Lord God, may we all search our hearts and make our pleas to you for your amazing grace and limitless mercy to pull us out of the pit of destruction and lift us, O Lord, into the light of the Lord Jesus Christ to be held by you forever and ever, Amen...