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