Psalm 139 ColorsToday’s Chapter is the 139th Psalm.  While reading through the Psalms – it can be easy to forget that these were actual songs of praise – each written during a specific event in the life of the author.   Many times that are formed out of the depths of emotion that the author experienced while enduring some tragedy or difficult situation.  They can serve us in this same capacity!

Psalm 139 is a beautiful tune by David – which can encourage us in our individual circumstances.  In it David pours out his love for God – and confirms God’s love back to him.  As we read, it is obvious that David had developed quite a relationship with God.  With just a casual reading of this Psalm – we can once again hear that loving relationship being sung by this warrior-king.

Hidden within the lyrics of the love song – we find a beautiful description of the beginnings of life and how God sees all of us.

“For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! 

Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well. 

My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret

[and] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors]

 in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery].

Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were

written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them.” – Psalm 139:13-16 AMP

I love the way the Amplified Bible puts this – using words such as “formed” and “knit” and “wonder” to describe how God not only made each of us – but knows us in a loving way.   According to David – God lovingly crafted us – “embroidered us with various colors”.  With that much attention placed into us – how can we help but have any other desire beyond pleasing Him and living up to the great potential He has placed within us all?

You are valuable!

You are cherished!

You are not a by-product or a mistake!

You are His treasure!

David wrote these words out of an overflowing relationship – one not formed just by reading a book, but by actually living out this beautiful life that he had been given.  David saw himself through the eyes of His Creator – in all of his vast colors… and it changed his life forever.

I encourage you to get this same vision of who you are!

Be Fruitful & Multiply,

PK

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