Today you get two posts from me! I’ll try not to make a habit of it.
This morning I opened my Bible at Psalm 138 and 139. I read both. For this post, I will be re-using, and adding to, a post that I posted on Facebook in November 2017. I drew this picture:
Then, I asked my friends on Facebook to guess what the picture represented. It caused quite a stir, with many good guesses. After giving a few clues, one of my friends guessed correctly. I then posted the story behind the picture. Here is that post:
“Actually, this story would go on for far too long in a single post, because the story includes the mystery and complexity of who I am.
The short version is that Psalm 139 has been a really tough passage for me to hear and accept for as long as I can remember.
I was asked about a month ago whether I ‘know’ full well that I’m fearfully and wonderfully made. I said ‘not yet’.
I understand that there are many ways of knowing (cognition, affection, and conation). This picture is a visual reminder, that I have finally (on Saturday) got to a place where I ‘know’ it full well.
So, I drew a ‘full well’, because it means something to me. I haven’t got to ‘affection’ or ‘conation’ yet, but Abba will bring me to that little-by-little and step-by-step. I don’t know how long that will take, but this is the start of my knowing it ‘full well’.
Here’s Psalm 139: 13-14 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Here’s a link to the whole of Psalm 139: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/…)”
Well, I can now say, with some level of confidence, that Abba has brought me to a place where I know full well, affectively (in my feelings/heart) as well as cognitively (in my head/thoughts), that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I now need to learn how to live like it!