Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Make Psalm 139 your own
leave alone the taste of Mom's milk. Can you imagine there's someone
who can narrate to you the whole story, way back to a time even Mom
wasn't aware you were being formed?
The Lord Jesus says to each one of us personally, "I have loved you
with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness I have drawn
you" (Jer. 31:3).
That is personal, individual, intimate love; not a cold electronic
thing. It's the love of a Father--our heavenly Father. As intimate,
close, personal as any earthly father's love can be. Only far more so.
Some dear people feel that they have never known an earthly father's
love; what can the dear Lord do for them? But truthfully, none of us
have ever had a human father who could perfectly portray the love of
our heavenly Father, for us. So, let no one be the least discouraged
if you have never known an earthly father's love: kneel on your knees
and make a choice to BELIEVE what you cannot SEE. He will
respond to that prayer!
The dear heavenly Father will not forsake you or neglect your prayer;
He has already loved you with "an everlasting love," now ask Him to
grant you the spiritual
eyesight, the discernment, to recognize the gift He has already given you.
If His love is "everlasting," that means that He loved you while you
were still in your mother's womb. He was working on you even then,
with that love.
Please read Psalm 139: it is devoted to the pre-natal influence that
the Holy Spirit exerted on your behalf. The "everlasting love" of the
Lord Jesus is very real; now let your
own choice be to respond to that love, to thank Him for it, to ask
forgiveness where you have doubted it. Such a prayer comes "out of the
depths" of your soul; "Out of the depths have I cried
unto Thee, O Lord" (Psalm 130:1).
And immediately comes His assurance: "There is forgiveness
with Thee, that Thou mayest be reverenced" (vs. 4).
Now make Psalm 139 your own. May millions of prayers rise tonight
based on that blessed psalm.