Reading:  Psalm 139:4
Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.

Myers-Briggs says I am an ESFJ. By temperament I am a sanguine/choleric. By culture I am mid-America. My politics are conservative. My theology is Pentecostal, and my hobby is writing. Do you think you know me now?
Here’s more. I hate golf, love pasta, despise Duke basketball, admire musicians, read a book a week, drive, eat, and talk too fast. If I were Gen-X, I’m certain I would be diagnosed with some hyper-disorder and drugged into a manageable state.

Have you got a read on me yet? A few more bits and pieces: I’m running low on faith in politicians, chiropractors, weathermen, tax cuts, stock markets, and “as-seen-on-TV” products. I rejoice in fatherhood, weep at the thought of an empty nest, laugh at least twice a day, sing with a voice only God could love, dream big dreams, believe in miracles, hold out with optimism, and always take three where a dosage of two is recommended.

If you were to add to this list my complete self-knowledge, my wife’s insight, and my daughters’ input, you would have but a shadow of a fingerprint compared to God’s complete knowledge of me. And when all is said, and all is known, He loves me still. Amazing grace!


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