To be Known by God – 8/14/20

John Arevalo  

Psalm 139: 1-5  O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 

  

Our culture has been an influx of people placing their identities into their work, relationships, material success, and other aspirations. The abundance of social media has distracted our minds by giving us a false representation of acceptance, and a misleading satisfaction in popularity. It gave us the world as our audience and created a public measure of success that changes every day. Thus, our desire to reorient our lives to signify the progression of our riches has gone rampant. Andy Sullivan of the New York Magazine made this confession from his experiences on the stains of the internet: “If you had to reinvent yourself as a writer in the internet age, I reassured myself, then I was ahead of the curve. The problem was that I hadn’t been able to reinvent myself as a human being.”  

 

Deep down, we all crave to make a mark in this world. We all aspire to make a name for ourselves – We all want to be known. Yet, we often fail to think of what it means to be known by God. Let this passage sink into your hearts today. Let the beauty and treasure of being known by God satisfy you today.