Losing the Battle of my PrivacySue Afutu
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. Psalms 139:7-8 NKJV
I LOVE my privacy, I like to have my space and to be alone with my thoughts. These are common needs and delights of an introvert and I am quite introverted. However, after becoming a mother, I realised that oftentimes I have had to sacrifice these needs and delights in the interest of my children.
Psalm 139 is a fascinating Psalm.
In it, the Psalmist David shares his thoughts on God’s omniscience (the fact that God is all-knowing) and God’s omnipresence (the fact that God is everywhere or that he sees everything).
If you are not living right, the thought of God’s omniscience and His omnipresence can fill you with fright. On the other hand if you are living right, the same thought would be comforting.
As far as our relationship with God is concerned, there’s nothing like a private moment. God is ever with us. If we choose to walk right with him, we would be comforted rather than frightened in knowing this. How would you have it?