Monday, November 28, 2011

Do you know the number of hairs on your head?

Who Is God?


God Is Omniscient. He has infinite knowledge and knows all things.


Today we met in our Moms In Touch groups and praised God because He is Omniscient. This led me to thinking about last week. On Monday evening, I received my first official rejection letter. I had submitted my manuscript to a publisher and she turned it down. I know that most writers are rejected several times before they’re published, but still I was devastated. The reality of cold hard rejection stings. I couldn’t help but take it personally and second-guess myself. For about 24 hours, I let discouragement and disappointment take over.


On Wednesday morning, the mail came in. Our local paper, a well-read and award-winning weekly, arrived a day early because of the Thanksgiving holiday. I flipped through and soon saw my mug smiling back at me from the front page of the community section. I had submitted an article that was accepted (yay!) and there it was. I didn’t know exactly when it would run, but GOD KNEW.


If God knows when I sit and when I rise, then surely He knows when I’ve been rejected (He also knows rejection all too well, firsthand). If He perceives my thought from afar, then my sadness and disappointment did not slip by Him unnoticed. He knew what I needed before I even asked.


What’s your story?

Can you recall a time that God showed you He knows? How has He demonstrated to you that He knows you?




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These are the scriptures we shared today as we explored God as omniscient:

* He has searched us and He knows us. He knows when we sit and when we rise;
He perceives our thoughts from afar. (Psalm 139: 1-2)

* When we are overwhelmed, He alone knows the way we should turn. (Psalm 142:3a)

* He is great, mighty in power, and His understanding has no limit. (Psalm 147:5)

* He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness…(Daniel 2:22a)

* Before we call He answers; while we are still speaking He will hear (Isaiah 65:24)

* He is our Father and knows what we need before we ask Him (Matthew 6:8)

* Even the very hairs on our head are numbered (as we said today, even the gray, died, and hair that’s no longer there!) (Matthew 10:30)

* In Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden. (Colossians 2:3)

* Nothing is hidden from God’s sight. (Hebrews 4:13)



* If you want to know more, visit www.MomsInTouch.org. You will find plenty of helpful information, including whether or not there’s a group in your area praying for your child’s school. The information and scriptures about God Is Omniscient is found in the Moms In Touch International Leader’s Guide and Personal Prayer Time Notebook, Praise Helps, Page 3.1. Lots of other Attributes of God can be found at http://www.momsintouch.org/leaders-corner/prayer-sheets. And if you’d like to ask me about Moms In Touch, please do!


4 comments:

  1. My symbol that God knows me is when I see the rays of sun. I wrote a post about it recently. I think it is great to have symbols so that we are constantly reminded. http://healnowandforever.net/2011/11/17/lessons-from-thich-nhat-hanh/
    Love,
    Jodi

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  2. God's timing is inpeccable. It never ceases to amaze me and I wonder why when I am discouraged I doubt it.

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  3. Yes, I agree, Jodi. When I see those rays of sun it looks so heavenly!

    Kim,it is so hard to wait on God sometimes, but He really does know best!

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