Monday, January 16, 2012

THIRTY DAY PRAYER CHALLENGE - DAY 16

PRAY THE NAMES OF GOD

DAY 16

GOD IS OMNISCIENT


O LORD, you have searched me and known me!
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.
(Psalm 139:1-6 ESV)


God is not your know-it-all friend from high school, or the guy down the hall at work. The Creator Who founded the moons, stars and the heavens and then SPOKE the Earth into Existence, knows all, sees all and is IN all!


The word Omniscient literally means to have TOTAL knowledge of a subject. He Who has made us knows exactly how many hairs we have on our heads and every cell in our body. 


Think about this for a second: The Human Body has between 50 and 75 TRILLION cells! Let me say that again - fifty to seventy TRILLION cells (Sources: Asimov, Isaac. The Human Body, New rev. ed., p. 79; New Encyclopaedia Britannica, vol. 6, p. 134; Van Amerogen, C. The Way Things Work Book of the Body, p. 13.). 

The body has that many cells, yet God knows every one of them in every human being who has ever lived!



He knows our every thought, action, desire and intention. King David lived under the Power of the Holy Spirit constantly and he wrote the portion of Psalm 139 above under that same inspiration. Read those words above (in red) and pray them back to the Lord, this day, as well worship Him in Spirit and in the Truth and Knowledge of His all-knowing Presence!


Father in the Name of Jesus, I stand in awe of You, Your Majesty, Your Power and Your Glory! Our brother David said above that You know us, Father. You know every fiber of our being, every cell in our body and every inch of our personality.


Lord, let me ever be mindful of that fact so that my thoughts be Your thoughts, that my words be Your Words and my actions be guided by You. Lord, I acknowledge that I, at times, can't walk in that righteousness and Holiness 100% of the time, as a mere mortal man under Your Authority....but let me always be aware that You know every thought which I actively pursue....that you know every word I am about to or have already said...that You see every thing I do from the time I rise up in the morning to the time I go to bed....let me be completely aware of this Reality, so that my thoughts, speech and actions may reflect the New Nature of Christ Which lives within me.

Let there be no doubt, from any part of my conduct, that You, Oh Heavenly Father, are my Rock and Salvation and that I am truly Your Ambassador. Let me not be charged with the accusation of Hypocrite for having the Label of Christ, but then acting like the world!



Father, the human mind is too puny and insignificant, no matter what those in scientific community,  who put earthly knowledge over You, say. I can never fathom the depths of Your Wonderful Mind or the Heights to which it can reach. Father, I would not want to, because I love being totally and completely dependent on You for my very existence and even what I will eat tomorrow! I thank You, Oh God that Your Ways are not my ways and that Your Thoughts are not my thoughts. Because Your Way is Holy Holy Holy and Right and we live in such a corrupt, dying world, that it would be scary if You were not there!


Thank you for knowing me so well, You had provided for me, for our family and our extended family, daily provisions and shelter and a way of Life to sustain us, while we do Your work and spread the Gospel...sometimes using words.


So Father, now, I worship You, I thank You in all humility and gratitude, that I can come to You now and always, on bended knee, to thank You for knowing me and choosing me and saving me, then growing me into the person You would want me to be, as a Disciple of Your Dear and Wonderful Counselor Son Jesus and it is in His Name I pray, amen


TOMORROW: GOD IS OMNIPRESENT
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