When I lived in community life with other saints, one way we would spend time with the Lord together or remind ourselves of who we are in Christ was to read scripture passages from the perspective of Jesus. In my personal time with the Lord, I have found this way of beholding Him to be very refreshing and moving. I would describe this way of fellowship with the Lord as a way of making scripture personable and intimate.
I wanted to share this experience with you by rewriting one of my favorite scripture passages–Psalm 139–from the Lord’s perspective to you.
With the many cares of the world, we can often get tangled up and forget who we are in Christ. No matter your circumstance, insecurities, doubt, mistakes, etc. YOU are valuable, precious and so worth it to our Lord. The Father placed the spirit of His Son within you. So when He looks upon you, He sees Himself–blameless, holy, whole, accepted and beloved. Many moons ago, our Savior did away with our old man and all the quirks that come with the flesh. You, dear saint, are a spiritual being living in this physical world to honor your life to the One who has breathed Life into you. This is your reality.
I invite you to take a pause of quiet time and read aloud the following passage allowing our Lord to remind you of how valuable you are to Him. Where you see the insert “(Your Name)”, say your name and continue reading as written:
My beloved (Your Name), I have searched your mind and heart, and I know you better than anyone else.
I know when you sit and when you rise. I know your thoughts before you even think them.
I know your daily happenings whether you’re out and about or if you’re at home. (Your Name), I see and know everything you do. I even know what you’re going to say before you say it!
I go before you in all things and I’m behind you in all things. The blessing of my life is upon you my precious one. My knowledge of you and your life is astounding! It’s too great for you to comprehend!
(Your Name), you can never escape from my Spirit. You can never get away from my presence. YOU ARE MINE AND I AM YOURS. I am with you in the heavens, and I’m with you in death. No matter how far or high you go, I will be there to guide you. I will be your strength and support.
Even if you wanted to hide from me in your darkest days and experiences, you can’t. To me, darkness shines as bright as the light. Darkness and light are the same to me. So (Your Name), look to Me in all things.
I made all the unique and intricate parts of who you are–the way you look, your personality. I especially knit you together in your mother’s womb. Oh (Your Name) how beautiful you are to me! Accept your beauty with thanksgiving! My workmanship of you is marvelously unmatched.
I saw you as you were formed, hidden away in your mother’s womb before you were born. (Your Name), I specifically planned out every day of your life. Each and every moment was laid out even before a single day passed. So seek me alone my beloved!
If only you knew how much I think of you. My thoughts of you are too many to count! They outnumber the grains of sand! I am always with you. Every morning without fail, I meet you when you wake.
(Your Name), I know how much you despise the ways of the enemy, for he hates me. Take heart holy one, because I have destroyed him. Keep your eyes and heart on me.
I long for you to open your heart and mind to me. Allow me into your life through all things, so that I can show you my ways. I desire to lead you into more of my Life full of eternal love, peace, hope, joy and goodness.
(Your Name) you are my beloved that I treasure forever.
– Jesus the Christ