My heart monitor beeped and the communication module activated.
Why? I have no idea!!!
The monitor is set to be activated by four specific heart activities. Four concerning heart activities.
Apparently, my heart did something concerning and I was TOTALLY UNAWARE.
It’s like I don’t know myself at all.
I need monitoring. I am unaware of my heart issues. I need help.
Of course, there is a blatant spiritual metaphor that is chasing around in my mind today: In all realms, I need monitoring. I am unaware of my issues. I need help.
That’s why I love my Abba Yahweh’s intervention in my life. That’s why God’s offer is not offensive to me. I am very happy to have Him as my coach, mentor and Father. I am not at all tweaked by the fact that He is watching my every move. I am beyond-words-happy about being subject to His scrutiny and guidance!
God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand. I’m an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I’m never out of your sight. You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence.
I look behind me and you’re there, then up ahead and you’re there, too – your reassuring presence, coming and going. This is too much, too wonderful – I can’t take it all in! Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? to be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky, you’re there! If I go underground, you’re there! If I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon, You’d find me in a minute – you’re already there waiting! Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark! At night I’m immersed in the light!” It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you; night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you.
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God – you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration – what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.
Your thoughts – how rare, how beautiful! God, I’ll never comprehend them! I couldn’t even begin to count them – any more than I could count the sand of the sea. Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you! And please, God, do away with wickedness for good!
Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong – then guide me on the road to eternal life. Psalm 139 select verses (The Message)
Why would humans want to live life without His presence? I can’t understand it at all. God’s Love is incredible. God’s intimate care for me is mind-blowing. I am so grateful that He knows everything about me. And I’m so grateful for His redemption, forgiveness, salvation, freedom, purposes and eternity. Thinking about all this today has flooded me again with His peace.
The inconvenience of this heart monitor has given me a beautiful gift today. I am grateful someone is watching my heart. I am grateful God is watching my everything.
How are you today? How do you view God’s monitoring of you? Are you glad? Are you afraid? Maybe this is something to pray about today.
Want to read through the Bible with me? Today’s readings are: Psalm 98; Acts 7:1-43
The words that stood out to be today are: ‘Was it to me you were bringing sacrifices and offerings during those forty years in the wilderness, Israel? No, you carried your pagan gods’ (Acts 7:42-43a) // Father, I do not want to turn to or trust in anyone or anything but You. Help me to let go of my own gods each day and give me the courage and strength to embrace and trust You more and more.