The book of Psalms for many is among our favorite because it is so transparent with the challenges of our emotions in dealing with a variety of issues. This precious book gives hope and comfort, we are not alone in our struggles. God is with us. God loves us. God knows us. God will take care of us.
Psalms 139 is very clear that God has known us before we were ever made and has great plans for us according to verse 16, “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Yours and mine debut on earth is well thought out by our Heavenly Father. We have purpose because He has a plan for us and has already written in His book. The problem is following God’s script, day by day—intentionally, slowly and carefully. Recently in reading The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn, he states in “this passage the word for book is sefer and in the Greek in the New Testatment the word is biblion from which we get the word Bible... they refer to a scroll, a rolled parchment. God’s book is a scroll...that is unrolled in God’s hands.”
The scroll in God’s hands may not challenge you, but it does me. Even at a young age with my Weekly Reader, I would look at the back to see what questions were going to be asked before I read the passage to be tested on. Other times with books, I would look at the end to see if I even wanted to read it...or would skip chapters that were not of interest to me. However, with my scroll unrolling in God’s hands, He gives me a day at a time without a sneak peak or letting me do retakes. That is why the Bible tells us that, “the steps of a good man are ordered of the Lord “ and “His mercies are new every morning.” It is a chance to live each day fully knowing I can’t return to yesterday or step into tomorrow, but His grace is more than sufficient for today -- a new day, a clean slate, a new opportunity to live to it’s fullest. What a thought! Glory!
Psalms 139 closes this beautiful chapter with the perfect daily prayer:
“Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me [today] in the way everlasting.
Pastor Ruth Kaunley & Rev Guy Highfill