How Well God Knows Us: Part II

Friday, July 15, 2011

Some of you reading this jlog have had the fortunate opportunity to see the life of a baby in a mother’s womb. Through the use of modern technology, a doctor puts some cream on the mother’s tummy and with a machine can see the baby in the womb and can detect whether it is a boy or a girl and can also tell whether there is one baby or twins or triplets. You can see the heart pumping, arms forming, eyes and mouth developing, all with the ultrasound. We have the privilege of seeing the baby as it is forming, but have no say or control as it is being developed. We are just bystanders. The real creator of our life is the same God that knows my thoughts before I think the thought. He is the same God that knows when I sit down and when I rise up and knows every time (the exact time) I sit or rise.

David in the Psalms says this, “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. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:13-16 NIV). God created my inmost being. My heart. My lungs. My intestine. My liver. Pancreas. Stomach. Brain. Gallbladder. He created it all. But David goes on to say that He also created my frame. Ribs. Skull. Arm bones. Leg bones. Pelvis. All my frame was created by the Lord. But that isn’t all. God knew and saw us in our unformed state before the egg and sperm came together. What wonderful things to ponder. David finishes by saying that the Lord knows all the days that are left for us here on this earth. He is the only one who knows us better than ourselves.

It should give us pause to thank Him for wonderfully making us and knowing what He wants us to do here on this journey He has put before us.

About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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