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Completely Known

O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways.
Psalm 139:1-3 NKJV

How many people in your life know you completely?  It is very likely that most of us have only allowed a handful of people in our lifetimes to get to know us completely.  While it can be comforting to know that someone knows all about us and still loves us anyway, it is also a very vulnerable place to be. 

However with God, it is a different scenario.  He knows us better than anyone ever could.  I think He even knows us better than we know ourselves.  King David knew this about God and wrote about it in Psalm 139.  In this Psalm we see how God knows us completely.   

God knows...

Our ways (1-6)

There is not a thought that goes through our minds that God does not know.  He probably knows what we are going to think before we even think it!  He fully understands every rationale and thought behind every word and deed in our lives.  How can realizing that help you to see the depths of God's love for you?

Our wanderings (7-12)

We cannot hide from a God who knows where we are going to hide before we've even found our hiding place.  Whether we are on the mountain top or in the valley, God is there to comfort, to guide and to celebrate with us.  How are you "hiding" from God?

Our worth (13-18)

We are God's most prized possession.  He knew us - our real selves, our souls - before our bodies were even formed.  He loves us because He made us to be exactly as we are.  All we need to do is to allow Him to mold our personalities so that we can fulfill His plans for us.  What step can you take today to allow God to complete you?

Our weaknesses (19-24)

God knows our weaknesses both within and without.  He knows how to best protect us from our "enemies", including Satan, our primary adversary.  He also wants to show us how to live pure and holy lives for Him.  When was the last time you asked God to reveal to you the not-so-righteous areas of your heart?

Dear God, I am so thankful that you know me exactly for who I am and not for who I often pretend to be.  I'm glad that you've searched out my mind and my motives and know me completely, even though I'm not who you want me to be sometimes.  Search me, O God, and reveal any thoughts or ways to me that are not in your perfect will or plan for my life.  Shine your light on my life so that I can truly see the ways where I displease you and align my thoughts and actions to match yours.  Lead me in your everlasting way no matter how challenging it may become.  Amen.

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