He Knows Me

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Aren’t there things that we absolutely love about God, but it is also so very scary?  It is great to know that God is powerful and He is in absolute control of everything, but it is also scary to know that He really is in control and at any moment allow this life to be over, the end, finished!

It is also absolutely fascinating to think that God knows me.  It is so comforting to serve a God who knows me but it is also so scary to know that God does know me, with all of my failures and inadequacies.  And even though he knows us he still loves us and wants a relationship with us.

I love the Psalms and enjoy reading from them as often as I can.  Psalm 139:1-6, talks about how God knows all about us.  It reminds me of the song, “He Knows My Name” where it says

He knows my name, He knows my every thought; He sees each tear that falls, and hears me when I call. 

Isn’t it fascinating to think that God know everything about us?  This passage brings several thoughts to mind.  He knows:


What we do. 

“O Lord, You have searched me and known me.  You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.  You scrutinize my path and my lying down.”

God does know what we do each and every day.  We may think that we have hidden those things that we do in private but God knows what we are doing.  He knows about the music we listen to, the shows we watch and places we visit on the internet.  He knows about the places we go, the company we keep and the things we participate in.  God knows what we do!


What we think. 

“…You understand my thought from afar.”

I am reminded of the time that Samuel came to anoint a new king.  He thought he knew who God was going to choose and he was ready to anoint him even before God had chosen him.  God told Samuel that this is not the one He has chosen, because man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.  God does see into each and every one of us.  We may be able to hid it from our friends, family and church leaders, but we cannot hide it from God.  God knows what we think.


What we say. 

“Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O Lord, You know it all.”

Now that is real knowledge of a person.  People say that twins have a language of their own.  I remember when Glenda and I were dating and we were playing with Brenda, Glenda’s twin sister, and her boyfriend Pictionary.  It was going to be boys against the girls, our first mistake.  Glenda drew a line on the white paper less than one inch long and Brenda guessed the answer.  It was as though she knew what she was going to say before she said it.  Needless to say, we guys decided to surrender to the twins.  What intimacy that portrays to us about how God knows us, that even before we utter one word, he knows what we will say.

Doesn’t it make you want to serve a God who knows us this well?  It is so loving, personal and caring.  That the God who made this world and will one day judge this world knows me and cares about me.  He loved me so much that He sent His one and only Son to die for me and my failures, inadequacies and sins.  And because He loves me this much, and knows me this well that he will hear me when I call.  Isn’t that the God you want to serve?