12 Jul
2013
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Where Can I Go from Your Spirit?

Church Begins“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?  If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.”  Psalm 139:8

I read this verse yesterday online and chewed on it here and there throughout that day.  This morning I woke far too early, around 5:00 a.m., with this wonderful verse floating around in my head, looking forward to meditating on the verse during my upcoming devotions.  At 6:15 a.m., I began my devotional time with prayer, asking our Good Shepherd, who knows “my sitting down and my rising up”, and “understands my thought afar off”, to graciously speak to me by His Word.

Then, without any intention of doing so, I immediately opened to Psalm 139, not realizing at first the significance of what I was reading.  When I read, “where can I go from Your Spirit?”, I knew I was reading the very verse that the Lord awoke me with this morning at 5 a.m.  Keep in mind that I had read that verse online yesterday, and I had not recently visited any part of Psalms in my bible, and that page in particular is no favorite, but a rather ignored one.

Where can I go from Your Spirit?   Where can I go where You are not there, Spirit of the Living God, my best thought by both day and night.  You, Creator of the mind, why are you mindful of us?

So, what do you think?