More of Mom’s Thoughts on Psalm 139

May 8, 2013 — 5 Comments
My mom never like having her picture taken and would rarely look directly into the camera. Here she is holding her miracle great granddaughter Claire.

My mom never like having her picture taken and would rarely look directly into the camera. Here she is holding her miracle great granddaughter Claire.

Psalm 139:2  “ You know when I sit down or stand up.”

Such an unimpressive circumstance it sounds like to me!

What difference does it make? What does He learn from being aware if I am standing or seated? With God it would not matter because He knows me through and through. However, with us human beings our “body language” tells one a great deal, if we are observant of one another, or care enough to notice.

I guess that is the point!

God loves me enough to notice the smallest as well as the greatest details about me, what I do and all my actions. Nothing about me is unimportant to Him. What a wonderful discovery for one like me!

God, please help me to care enough about others that I look at the small supposedly insignificant details in order to understand them better.

Looking at my history for a second regarding God’s awareness of my life… I remember my father’s hospital stay when his cancer was confirmed. I still remember feeling God’s presence in the chapel as I prayed. The kind of presence where “I knew that I knew, God was present — and He and I visited about how much I needed my Dad. Somehow we agreed on 7 years; which at the time seemed quite a while. My dad did live 7 years in spite of the cancer and a heart condition. He lived to see me married and enjoyed, SO much, the only grandchild he ever personally saw — our first-born son, Danny.

This experience with God in the chapel was much like one I had with God as a sophomore in school at a retreat.

Now, looking back, I see God was definitely present in my life – in fact, He was standing and knocking at the door of my heart all those years ago. I’m so glad I opened the door to let Him in permanently.

He was obviously showing me how very much He loved me long before I knew Him as my personal Lord and Savior. “Lo, I stand at the door and knock, if any man (woman) open their door to Me, I will come in and sup with him/her.” Revelation 3:20

Thank you, Lord, for being so persistent!

Love,

Sheila

(My mom was in her late 40’s when she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.)

5 responses to More of Mom’s Thoughts on Psalm 139

  1. This is so awesome to read your mom’s insights and hear her heart! What a treasure!

  2. It’s so nice that she took them time to write out her thoughts so that you could be encouraged by them later! That’s good mothering.

  3. Your mom had great insight, and the way she was able to apply it to her life is so touching.

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