Psalm 139:7,14 “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well”.
I set out on a journey of self discovery and in the process, I found that no matter how much a person may say, “I know who I am”, there is always room for more knowledge. You can’t know everything about yourself and feel comfortable and confident that there isn’t more to you. That’s the same as no one knows God because He does say, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord” (Isaiah 55:8 KJV); because He operates on the complete picture, wherein we work on immediate needs.
I had a very interesting experience, where I visited a local post office to do a shipment; got there and needed one of the bubble wrapped envelope costing a couple bucks. I picked it up and placed the item into the envelope, but realized I was sending it priority mail and there were free envelopes large enough to accommodate the package, so I slipped the completed package with the unpaid bubble wrap package into the priority envelope.
What ultimately happened is that I forgot to pay for the bubble wrap envelope and walked out of the post office. Its a couple weeks later and as I am going through receipts at home and it slaps my memory that I had stolen something, yes stole. It didn’t belong to me and I hadn’t paid for it when payment was needed, so that falls under the category of stealing.
I talked to myself: it’s only a couple of bucks, it won’t be missed; it shouldn’t have been so busy in the post office and I would have remembered to pay for the envelope. A wide array of things popped into my mind about why it was justifiable not to go pay for the item, especially the time that had elapsed as to when I realized what I had done.
What would you have done? Joshua of OT says, “as for me and my house”; and I felt as if hot fire was burning by behind, so I jumped into my car, grabbed my pocket-book and walked into the post office, waited in a long line, then handed the teller cash for payment for something I had taken two weeks earlier. He looked at me in shock and said, “May God bless you; may you win the lottery and please remember me when you do; you are a very honest lady”. I was amazed; I’m paying for something I took and didn’t pay and he wants to bless me (I don’t play the lottery by the way).
Nevertheless, God spent so much time creating us that no two individuals are alike; he detailed us and fine tuned us to the point where we are unique in our appearance. When he was finished he gave us something called free will, so we can choose to do good or bad. We have to identify the blockages we will deal with as we put into action things that are contrary to God’s will, because there will be a interuption.
At times we tend to do small things that are sin, yet shrug it off and think of it as no account; take the extra change from the busy cashier and think God was blessing us (thief); mail your bills with the postage machine at work without reimbursing the office (thief). Scripture says there really isn’t anywhere you can hide from the presence of God, and He knows your DNA, He has a chip of identification to pick you up very easily.
Matthew 6 indicates that God’s tracking and accountability equipment provides for the small sparrow, the lilies and the birds of the air, much less you who he gave dominion of all he created, “Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet” (Psalm 8:6 KJV).
Can we ascribe to be as beautiful as God wishes us to be and how He made us to be? If we are fearfully and wonderfully made we need to know this about ourselves and live it, inside and out.
Trivia: In whose mouth did God’s word become fire??
Ans to previous trivia question: Jeremiah 20:7