Daily Worship


Mrs Karen Brown August 11, 2015 0 0

Psalm 139

1 Lord, you have examined me and you know me.
2 You know everything I do;
    from far away you understand all my thoughts.
3 You see me, whether I am working or resting;
    you know all my actions.
4 Even before I speak,
    you already know what I will say.
5 You are all around me on every side;
    you protect me with your power.
6 Your knowledge of me is too deep;
    it is beyond my understanding.

7 Where could I go to escape from you?
    Where could I get away from your presence?
8 If I went up to heaven, you would be there;
    if I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there.
9 If I flew away beyond the east
    or lived in the farthest place in the west,
10 you would be there to lead me,
    you would be there to help me.
11 I could ask the darkness to hide me
    or the light around me to turn into night,
12 but even darkness is not dark for you,
    and the night is as bright as the day.
    Darkness and light are the same to you.

Lord, help me to be still and know your presence.
When self puffs up with pride and I lose all sense of your grace, forgive me.
Pride in all my achievements seems to fight for control of me as if seeking to govern who I am! 
Pride in my thoughts and intellect wraps itself round my mind as if pulling me away from you Lord.
‘You perceive my thoughts from afar, still you declare your love for me.
Touch my mind and thoughts with your spirit making them yours.
Pride of my possessions brings a certain satisfaction until I am confronted with your selfless gift of sacrifice for me. In an instant I see that my possessions are worth nothing in the light of your love. 
Pride is such a hard task-master!
It consumes all my energy in living up to its demands.
Pride drives me to achieve more and more in my own strength, all the while whispering words of encouragement to my ego.
Lord, ‘You hem in behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, to lofty to attain.’ 
For the sin of allowing pride to become my god, forgive me. 
Lord forgive me for blocking you out of my life by indulging in pride.
Father, in place of pride fill me with the power of your Holy Spirit so that I will know that,
there is nowhere I can go from your spirit and I can be at peace in you.