God’s Perfect Knowledge of Man
1 O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall[a] on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.[c]
21 Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
To God be the glory!
—this is when David received this remarkable revelation of the sacrifice God really wants: All you need is a broken heart!
Ultimately, it’s not the sight of an animal sacrifice that moves God to grant forgiveness and to receive David back into His embrace. It is David’s broken heart—the spirit that had grown tender enough to be pained by sin.
There’s no need to be embarrassed if you can’t bring God a jolly heart every time you feel the need to praise Him. There’s no shame in not being able to afford an expensive gift as though you could “buy God off” and purchase forgiveness.
Just bring Him your heart, broken though it may be. That’s what He has wanted all along.
“I give You my heart as Lord of my life, O God. Even when I am sorrowful…even when I am less than I want to be…I praise You as a God who accepts the open and honest heart over any material sacrifice I could bring. In the name of Christ my Savior, Amen.”
(source: The Heart of Praise)
August 17, 2017
You are thoughtful, you are wise.
You engraved us into your palms.
Whenever I’m down or weary, you are my melody.
You are a song, hymns, psalms that echoes my ear.
You are my sunshine… that gives us reason to breath and celebrate.
Waves may toss us back and forth,
But your amazing hand keep us walk on the water
And whisper, “Be still and know that I am God.”
I’m glad you are my God.
Besides you, there is no other.
We were once blind, but now we see
and awe at your beauty.
How I long to be with you… day and night.
Your majesty captivates me.
In the beauty of your holiness, we take delight.
To worship you seemed endless, yes! It’s eternal.
Here on earth, to know you and known by you is my crown.
To God be the glory!
“The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:7
Wisdom: Mind is the battlefield of our will, desires, wants, between good and evil.
If our mind lack peace, we’ll lack discernment.
Our heart beats what our mind believes in (for the moment which won’t lasts), since our mind is renewable, our heart is changeable, too.
Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the RENEWING of your MIND.”
That is why, with the peace of God, our hearts and minds are always on guard, that we won’t be stumble nor fall.
glory to God. 😀
“Choose the candle in the light of LOVE…
Choose the candle in the light of LOVE…
Choose the candle in the light of LOVE.”
This is the lyrics of the chorus of the new song taught to me by a woman in my dream at dawn today.
The dream started from dawn till morning. The dream went like this…Ladies and some women are tasked to sing a new song, I’m the second performer. The coach said, “Yours has the simplest and shortest lyrics among five of you but yours also have the greatest impact to the world so sing it well.” Then I started singing until I woke up.
As I woke up, I started to pray in the Spirit and automatically I felt the manifested presence of Jesus in my room, then I started weeping and groaning as He led me to pray for the lost souls whose not yet in the sheep pen. As I continually sing in the Spirit, I heard His audible voice weeping for the lost souls. I can’t contain His love as I felt it all over my room, I was overwhelmed by it that made me continually weep and sing songs of worship to Him at the same time.
The Love of Jesus is sweet and marvelous.
His Love is so wonderful.How He loves you and me.
How He loves the lost, the sinner, the sick and the captives…
That’s why He came for the sick and the sinners, not for the healthy nor the righteous.
To God be the glory!
When we have the Word of God, we will:
- Have life – John 1:4; John 6:63
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. (John 1:4)
- Have faith – Romans 10:17
- Have healing – Psalms 107:20
- Have the truth – John 17:17
- Have light – John 1:4; Psalms 119:105
- Have the weapon (sword) against the enemy – Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12
- Be sanctified – John 17:17; Ephesians 5:26
That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word. (Ephesians 5:26)
- Be cleansed – Ephesians 5:26
- Have a shield of faith for protection – Ephesians 6:16
Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. (Ephesians 6:16)
(Source: The Power of the God’s Word in Healing by Jean Lim)