God Knows You
While we are still trying to figure out who and what we are, God already knows.
God knows us better than we know ourselves.

God knows what we are doing at all times.
If you are not trying to live a righteous life, this thought should concern you.
Even a task we take for granted like sitting down in a chair or bench is known by God.
God watches us as we get up out of bed or out of the chair.
If we could only remember that God knows what we are doing, we should correct our crooked ways.

God knows our thoughts as we are thinking them.
He knows what our motives are and why we do what we do.
Sometimes, even we cannot figure out why we do it.
God tries to direct our thoughts by giving us His commands, but in the end we still decide what we will do.
And even then, God knows what we are doing and thinking.

God knows our actions and even our tendencies.
So, if God is watching us this carefully, how should we behave?
And in order for our behavior to be excellent, we need to fix our minds on things that will please God.
Colossians 3:1-2 “If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth”.
To comprehend that God knows everything, even the things said before we say them, we should be humbled to recognize the greatness of God and His Omniscience.

This boggles our minds, and is really beyond our human comprehension.
Psalm 139:6 “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it”.
We sometimes feel this way, don’t we?
All the more reason to seek knowledge that comes from above so that we can live better lives.

God searches the hearts of men.
Jeremiah 17:9-10 “The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.

God knows us each intimately.
God knows us better than we know ourselves.
Can anyone run away from God? No!
But we see people do run away from God all the time.
Their problem is that they forget that they cannot run away from God.

Their reasons for running away from God are many.
Jonah tried many years ago, and look where that got him.
When people get overwhelmed in their lives, they want to escape.
Some do it by drinking or doing drugs.
Some get involved in immoral behavior.
Some just sink down into deep depression.
A few choose to run away from living.
But all our running cannot remove us from God and His knowledge of us.

We must remember that God made us.
We are not the product of years of evolutionary events.
Psalm 100:3 “Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture”.
Psalm 139:1-4 “O LORD, Thou has searched me and known me. Thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up; Thou dost understand my thoughts from afar. Thou dost scrutinizes my path and my lying down, And art intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, Thou dost know it all.”

We are not the product of years of evolutionary events.
God formed us in our mother's wombs.
God was paying attention when nature was following its natural course of events from conception until birth.
Psalm 139:13-14 “For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Thy works, And my soul knows it very well”.
God still watches us, and for the faithful and righteous, God protects us in many ways that we cannot even comprehend.

God may know the number of days we will spend on the earth, but our living is left up to us.
Sadly events take place that may shorten a life, and God already knows that.
Accidents happen, and diseases all come about because of what happened back near the beginning.
Adam and Even brought death to all mankind because of sin.
Sin is also responsible for separating us from God (Isaiah 59:2).

So, why do people think they can run away from God?
Psalm 139:7-10 “Where can I go from Thy Spirit? Or where can I flee from Thy presence? If I ascend to the heaven, Thou are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, Thou are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, Even there Thy hand will lead me, And Thy right hand will lay hold of me.”
The Psalmist realized God is everywhere watching everything.

Should this not get us to try to correct our ways?
As over-whelming as these thoughts are, we should seek to find the thoughts of God, and learn from them.
As the Psalmist states it so eloquently:
Psalm 139:17-18 “How precious also are Thy thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with thee”.

In the end, we need to submit ourselves to God.
We need to learn if there are things in our lives that will harm our souls, and ask God to lead us in the everlasting way.
Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.”
It is time to learn from God what you need to do, so stop trying to run away.

By Carey Scott

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