Christian Devotionals

Cheryl writes: ""The Lord saved me when I was 30. I am now 68. I have been writing poetry since I was saved. I have been married to my husband Marcelo (also a believer) for 48 years. We live in Arizona. We have 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. I love the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart, soul, and strength, and living for Him is my greatest desire.  In 2014, I wrote and had published a book called, 'Tali's Mysterious Dream', (thank you Jesus)!"

“I Know Thee Well”
By Cheryl A. Mariano AKA Cheremiah

Psalms 139: 1-6 KJV
Oh Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thoughts afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.  Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.  Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

I heard it as plain as day, and it pierced me deeply.  I will never forget it.  The Lord said, “Cheryl...I know thee well.”

With those words I suddenly found myself naked and undone. (Hebrews 4:13)
I couldn’t hide for where does one go to escape from God? (Psalms 139:7)

I could not deny it, with those words I was weighed in the balances and found wanting (Daniel 5:27).  I was totally at the Lord’s mercy.

When I was able to speak, I said, “Yes Lord, what you say is true, but by your grace I have received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior.”

“His blood now covers me making me therefore, perfect in your sight.”

Of course God already knew that, but He used it to serve as a reminder to me of just how important my salvation is.

Also, I couldn’t help but rejoice because I noticed, He called me by name.

I could not and would not want to face God without having been washed in the precious blood of Jesus.

Jesus says in (John 14:6) I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no man cometh unto the Father but by me.

He also says in (Acts 4:12) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

The best thing I have ever done in my life was to pray a prayer something like this.

Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and cannot save myself.  I ask you Lord to come into my life.  I turn from my sin and I now choose to follow after you.

I believe in your death, your burial, and your resurrection.  Please wash away my sins with the blood you shed at Calvary.

I receive you now into my life as Savior and Lord.  Thank you for saving me.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen.

If you too have already done that then rejoice.  Your name has been written in the Lamb’s book of Life. (Revelation 21:27)

If you have not had this opportunity, why not take a few minutes now, and silently ask Jesus to come into your life and forgive you of your sins?

Remember, Jesus promises that all who come to him, he will in no wise cast out. (John 6:37)

God wants us to be found in him, not having our own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith (Philippians 3:9)

Lord, may we all be found in Christ because truly, you know us well!  Amen.

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