Although we know better, it’s our natural inclination to believe the old adage, “Out of sight, out of mind.” We tend to think, in our privacy, that every emotion, thought and deed goes unnoticed but, of course, that is where we are grossly mistaken.
Those of us who were blessed to be raised in a home where church was the rule and not the option, were taught from a very early age that God sees everything. Often our spoken testimony reflects that we still believe that truth while our actions would never support such a belief.
I’ve been terribly guilty of behaving in such a way that would break the heart of God. Although I knew He was observing, I behaved as if He didn’t have a clue. Was it because I knew He would readily forgive? Had I grown complacent? I can’t give an answer for either of those questions but I can say, on this side of the sin, it pays to recognize how privy God is to the goings on of our lives.
The Psalmist wrote in Psalms 139:13a For thou hast possessed my reins… In the Greek, the word reins has both a literal and figurative definition. The literal translation is kidneys or the inward parts. In other words, God has created every part of who I am. The figurative translation is seat of emotion and affection. Matthew Henry sheds a very bright light on this portion of scripture…
“Thou art Master of my most secret thoughts and intentions, and the innermost recesses of my soul; thou not only knowest, but governest, them, as we do that which we have possession of;”
Be sure ladies and gentlemen that you are never alone. That one who sees the very intent of your heart is the same one who deals the consequences for sin. Every action that offends the Father begins in the mind. I’ve often referred to the mind as a battleground where the enemy seeks to gain control and hopes to eventually cause each of God’s children to fall. As our helper, God will never give up without a fight. We may see His chastisement and allowance of repercussion as uncaring but it truly is that which He uses to shake us to our senses.
With that in mind, my prayer is that this friendly reminder of God’s evasive personality will cause us each to guard our thoughts!
Now, on another note… As you’ve noticed, I haven’t been posting as regularly as I once was. Earlier on in my blogging I mentioned that I was working on a Daily devotional book. That has diverted my attention and has taken quite a bit of my time away from this outlet. prayerfully, I’ll complete the writing part of that book around September which means it could be available around the end of this year. I hope its something that God can use to bless folks in their daily walk with Him while offering insight to the scripture in such a way as to help the reader face another day.
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