I'm reading the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I am loving it! He is so blunt and I love blunt. He is causing me to think and challenging my ideas of God. I can't count how many times I have read something and just had to stop and sit and think for a while. Too often I find myself saying "Wow. That was deep. And good!" I actually began reading the book to Mike at night while he brushes my hair (I'm spoiled! I love it! He's awesome!)
I'm only in chapter three of the book but I can't wait to find what other challenges are waiting. (I love being challenged. I love growing and changing!)
So... here is a quote for you and I am sure I will have more share in the weeks to come.
God is all-knowing. Isn't this an intimidating thought?
Each of us, to some degree, fools our friends and family about who we really are. But it's impossible to do that with God. He knows each of us deeply and specifically. He knows our thoughts before we think them, our actions before we commit them, whether we are lying down or sitting or walking around. He knows who we are and what we are about. We cannot escape Him, not even if we want to. When I grow weary of trying to be faithful to Him and want a break, it doesn't come as a surprise to God.
For David, God's knowledge led him to worship. He viewed it as wonderful and meaningful. He wrote in Psalm 139 that even in the darkness he couldn't hide from God; that while he was in his mother's womb, God was there.
Hebrews 4:13 says, "Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account." It is sobering to realize that this is the same God who is holy and eternal, the Maker of the billions of galaxies and thousands of tree species in the rainforest. This is the God who takes the time to know all the little details about each of us. He does not have to know us so well, but He chooses to.
He does not have to know us so well, but He chooses to.
I don't know about you but that makes me want to shout and dance!!! He CHOOSES to know me... and know me so well! Every single little detail about me. He WANTS to know.
I feel special. :)