Hand of Blessing

“You know when I sit down or stand up.  You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.  You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.  You know everything I do.  You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.  You go before me and follow me.  You place Your hand of blessing on my head.”  Psalm 139:1-5

Oh Heavenly Father, with the Deeper Still Fundraising Banquet coming up and all that will happen this year, we delight in knowing that You already are there, You have already prepared the way and Your Will—will be accomplished.  Father, we thank you that even now You are placing the words that need to be said at the banquet into the hearts and minds of those sharing.  We thank you that in whatever Deeper Still does that Your hand of blessing is on it and that You provide for every need Deeper Still has according to Your glorious riches in Christ Jesus.  We pray for it all to bring glory and honor to You and further Your kingdom.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

When your children were little tots, didn’t you watch their every move as they were learning to sit or crawl?  Didn’t you wait with great anticipation for the day they would stand up and walk?  Lord knows we were there with the video camera eager to catch the first glimpses of new steps on film for eternity.
What do we do as they walk?  We go before them to clear the path and we stand behind to try to protect them from falling.   However, when they do fall, we don’t scold them for falling, we lift them back up, hold them in our arms and dry their tears.  And someday, when our children are grown and leave home, we will check on them when they travel and want to know when they safely return home.
We are God’s children and how much better of a parent is He then we ever could be?!  He knows when we are sitting or standing, when we travel and when we rest.  He sees everything.  He knows when we are walking well along the path and when we fall.  He sees every tear, knows every sorrow, and holds our heart in His ever- loving hands when it hurts.
What a blessing to know that even as I am sitting here writing this, my Lord sees me and when I will stand up, He will see that too.  It is such a comfort to know that My Heavenly Father loves me so much that he watches me even as I sit down!
And not only does He see us, He goes before us.  There isn’t a moment in our life that the Lord doesn’t know about beforehand.  That is such a comfort to me.  Knowing the God of the Universe has taken the time to go before me and then to follow behind me brings me an unspeakable peace as I go.  As if hemming us in from before and behind were not enough, He also places His Hand of blessing on our head!
Can you just picture Him leading us and guiding us along the path we should go and directing us with His Hand on our head?!  You may even picture Him with a video camera in Hand as He lovingly waits to catch glimpses of us walking with Him for all eternity.

Praying you are blessed today as you picture the Lord’s Hand of blessing on your head, knowing He goes before you and follows behind in all you do.  Thank you for praying for abortion wounded hearts and the ministry of Deeper Still.  

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