Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 09-01-22

Intro: My husband bought me an Apple watch for Christmas last year and I have really enjoyed it. I still tend to be startled however, when my watch buzzes and flashes the message, “Time to stand! Stand up and move a little for one minute.” How does it know I have been sitting at my computer for more than 50 mins? It knows, because when I obey, it praises me!

In our passage today, David reminds us God was the first One to know when we sit or stand; not Apple. In fact, God knows everything about us and everywhere we go. I find this truth reassuring and comforting for my soul. I like the accountability of knowing I do not live in hidden places alone; I have a Companion and Friend within who loves me. God knows everything I do. God examines my character, behavior, activities, and words; then, he whispers more ways for my soul to live in his blessing. So, when God says, “Time to stand!” I try to listen and obey, because he always blesses me for doing so. Truly, God’s goodness is hard to comprehend.

Psalm 139:1-6 NLT A psalm of David.

O Lord, you have examined my heart    and know everything about me.

You know when I sit down or stand up.    You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

You see me when I travel    and when I rest at home.    You know everything I do.

You know what I am going to say    even before I say it, Lord.

You go before me and follow me.    You place your hand of blessing on my head.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,    too great for me to understand!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for knowing and understanding me. Thank you for going before me each day and making a way through this wilderness of a world. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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