“…I can inform thee of nothing…”
excerpt from a prayer by A. W. Tozer
(a stream flows though Gleanlough National Park, County Wicklow, Ireland / Julie Cook / 2015)
Did you read that?
“I can inform Thee of nothing…”
As in absolutely zero…the absence of anything and everything…
What can be said that is not previously known?
What single thought can be pondered that has not been previously revealed?
What emotion can be felt that has not already been felt?
What “oh by the way, I meant to tell you _____”
with the blank having long been filled in eons before one even learned to speak…?
No “by the ways”
No “I meant to say”
No slipped out “my bad”….
has ever passed without a prior knowing long before it was ever first thought or uttered…
Wrapping thoughts and minds around everything ever done and all things ever said, thought or felt…
knowing that all that was and is and will be…has already been seen and is known now and always by one and only One…
For the One who has always been.. is that close…to you
You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
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Hugs to you Vincent—have you lost much weight? Gregory did initially, but oddly it has all come back and then some…hummmm 🙂
Hugs back at yah Julie! Actually I have, around 15lbs…basically went from 17% body fat to 14%. Wouldn’t mind losing another 8-10lbs.
My favorite Psalm. It remind me of my total dependence on God and how He willingly and lovingly cares for His creatures.
one of mine as well Kathy–that every single tiny detail is noted….warm hugs and blessings
Back at you, my friend!
I find it so amazing that God knows absolutely everything about me and yet God loves me unconditionally! How blessed we are.
I know—knowing that everything I say, even before I say it, think it, do it….it is already known—some in our naysay world would say that is such and invasion of privacy but I find it such an amazing almost incomprehensible comfort that He is so utterly close—it’s almost hard to grasp–such that it almost slips away from the limited brain 🙂
It is truly a mystery to the human brain for we cannot fathom such love nor the reason why God would choose to love us. Some day we will meet our Lord face to face – the thought brings tears to my eyes. Blessings to you my friend!
There is such awe and intimacy wrapped up in this truth. To be in the presence of such all-encompassing knowledge can be frightening or in the very least leave us in distant awe, but to be both known and LOVED deeply by such a one is the heart’s deepest longing. Beautifully written and a moving reminder!
such a beautiful and heartfelt reply Shelia—blessings to you
One of the things I love the most about you is that you write these incredibly profound things and you also have such a great sense of humor and use it to also make amazing posts. I love, love, love this one. 🙂 ❤