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Verse 1 . . . Psalm 139
Episode 2121st July 2021 • Devotional Christian Poetry • Lloyd Portman
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Verse 1 . . . (Ps 139)

You are intimately acquainted 

with my every part.

Inside and out . . .

You know me.

Your loving gaze muses 

as You examine the potential 

of my heart.

It's my creative wellspring 

together we can . . .

You seeded me 

with endless possibilities. 

You smile approvingly, 

Your loving eyes 

continuously inspire me. 

Well, Well, Well, 

the Trinity of inspiration!

You watch . . .

To Draw From My Well. 

Reflection

Psalm 139 is one of my all-time favorites because it unwraps David's revelation of how intimately acquainted he and God are. Every detail of his life is known and he rejoices in God about it. 

This beautiful psalm continues to celebrate and highlight all the little nuances and situations David can use as examples. How wonderful it is that we have an even greater revelation of God because of what David expresses.

As you read through this Psalm, there are many inferences and prompts which point us to the huge potential our destiny has with God. This future is something to look forward to. The greatest revelation of that is the partnership we enjoy making this happen with God. 

There's something wonderful about the Psalms. We read about a man who loves God and his eventful journey with all his personal challenges and victories and how he expressed these to God. We also read the historical accounts of this journey in the books of Samuel. 

David is a conundrum to us, yet he's the only one whom God attributes as having a heart after God's own heart.

Acts 13:22 TPT

After removing him, God raised up David to be king, for God said of him, ‘I have found in David, son of Jesse, a man who always pursues my heart and will accomplish all that I have destined him to do.’

Here is the same verse in AMP version 

Acts 13:22 AMP

And when He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king: of him He testified and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart [conforming to My will and purposes], who will do all My will.’

Here's the preamble when God removed Saul.

I Samuel 13:14 NKJV

But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be commander over His people because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.”

I Samuel 16:1 NKJV

I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.”

These underlined words are very significant and will become a topic for another day.

If there is one attribute David would be world-famous for is his transparent honesty. We, the readers, are able to read between the lines and hear his heart's expressions as he expounds his appreciation to God. It's like he has the biggest AHA about how miraculously created he has been.  

Questions 

# Have you ever had a revelation about how miraculously you have been created? Which verse of Ps 139 has been significant to you?

# Scripture reveals in many places that we are unique and significant. Do you rejoice in God when you are down? Which Scriptures do you use to encourage yourself in the Lord?

# In the above poem, which lines are significant to you and why?




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