Saturday, March 16, 2019

ALL knowing, ALL present, ALL powerful...

Hi friends,

I love how the psalmist meditates on the awesome knowledge, presence and power of God in Psalm 139.

You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

No matter how far we may have wandered, or how dark our circumstances might be, or how insignificant or alone we feel, God is always with us and he knows and rules over all things. May these truths bring our hearts joy and peace.

I had fun in my Journaling Psalter creating this mixed media spread in Psalm 139. I created a background using acrylic paint, then added stenciling and some sponged ink around the edges. The text comes from the fab new All in All set, and the leaves I stamped along the edges are from the March Stamp of the Month: Doodle Florals.

I pray that we would all grow in our knowledge and confidence in our all-knowing, all-present and all-powerful God, who loves and cares for his children so faithfully.

x Amy x

1 comment:

  1. Amy, this is such a beautiful page! It makes me want to pull out all my acrylics and get to painting! :) The message is perfect - God is all things all the time, and He is always with me. Thanks for that encouragement!