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Harvest Daily 12/27/04



December 27
God Knows You

Lord, You have searched me and known me.  You know my sitting down and my rising up.  You understand my thought afar off.  You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. - Psalm 139:1-3

Did you know God is vitally aware of what is happening in the life of every individual?  He is interested in every detail of our lives.  Proverbs 15:3 says, "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good."  When you stop and think about it, how could God reward and punish otherwise?  He is aware of everything that is happening.  There is not one single thing that happens on this earth that escapes the knowledge of God.  Proverbs 5:21 says, "For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders all his paths." 

Realizing that God knows everything about everyone, including you, can either be frightening or encouraging.  It all depends on your relationship with God.  If your life is not right with God, if you are living in sin, then God's complete knowledge could be rather terrifying.  It might be unsettling to think that nothing about your life escapes His attention. 

But if your life is right with God, then knowing that He is aware of what is going on in your life is a comforting thought.  It's comforting because we know God won't forget us.  We know we're not just another face on this massive human sea of some five billion people.  As a Christian who is walking with God, His complete knowledge guarantees that He is watching over us and is taking care of us.

So when trouble comes your way, find joy in the fact that God knows you and cares for you.

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