Do you know why faith is so important to the Christian? The answer is simply the fact that most of the fundamental truths we live by are to magnificent to wrap our finite brains around. We believe them, but understand them, that is a whole different story. That is why we are told "lean not unto your own understanding" (Prov. 3:5) That is why Jesus had to teach in parables, the "mysteries of the Kingdom" are just to hard to comprehend without stories of common things shedding light on them. Faith allows us to accept them as truth without having full understanding.
If you want to see what I mean, go to Psalm 139. That whole chapter just blows my mind. From beginning to end, it is full of truths that are so hard to wrap my brain around . Those who know me don't find that to hard to believe. My brain struggles with a lot of things. Disney challenges me! I won't take the time to walk you through Psalm 139 verse by verse, although I would love to, but I encourage you to stop reading after the period at the end of this sentence and get your Bible out and read it. Then come back and join the journey. I assume you did that, so I will write the rest of this blog with that in mind.
The first 12 verses tell us how intimately he is involved in our everyday. He knows our thoughts, when I'm standing, sitting, walking or hiding and where I'm doing all those things. Nothing I say, nowhere I go, nothing I do surprises Him. He is there on every step of the journey. Verses 13-16, talk about how intricately He has designed us. He uses words like "knitting", "forming", "fearfully", "intricately", "woven" to express the truth that YOU AND I are worth the care taken to create us and to keep up with us.
That is when my brain starts smoking. "Who am I that Thou art mindful of me?" Sounds like some others struggled with wrapping their brains around it too. When January 1, 1954 appeared on His "creation calendar" He cleared the table and began the careful, painstaking, specific design of Keith Street. He didn't take any less effort to make me than He did in making Moses (as a matter of fact, I wandered around a lot. I've probably wasted 40 years). He didn't use a left over design sheet from when He made the Apostle Paul, He drew up brand new schematics just for me. Even tho, He knew I would never be the President of the United States, He had every one of my days charted. When I was born, I lived in Grandfalls, TX, population 587. How did He even find that place? He found it because His eyes were on "little ole me" and that is where I popped out and He has followed my every footstep ever since then. Brain smoking again!!! I know you are not supposed to begin a sentence with "AND" but it just reads better. I feel like I need to take a deep breath and say "AND HE" has purpose assigned to every one of those days. "AND HE" wants to be involved in every day and every plan. "AND HE" designed me carefully and perfectly to accomplish everything He planned for me to do. "AND HE" knows that no one can do it better than me. He made it that way. Brain smoking again!!! Everything I just said that pertains to me also pertains to YOU and YOU and YOU and YOU and YOU...!!!!! He has an incredible journey for you. Let's journey together. Join the Journey!