Psalm 139:1-6 is our first reading this week.

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

God knows us better than we know ourselves because He is our creator. That is difficult for us to understand and accept; as the Psalmist writes “such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain”. Perhaps there are things we’d rather keep hidden – from the world and from God.

God wants us to have no secrets from Him and no reason for such secrets. He knows us thoroughly, what we want and what we need, which are often two very different things. How will we know? We must ask Him.

Knowing God is the way to better know ourselves. Spending time sharing with Him leads us closer to the purpose for which we are made. When we understand and follow the call God has placed on our lives, we find our wants and needs become one, and we are satisfied in Him.

Loving Lord, in You we find our reason for being. Help us to hear Your voice in our lives that we may be Your people, sharing Your love with the world. Amen.

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