I’ve been listening to Pastor Kevin Zadai’s Warrior Notes. He referenced Psalm 139 in The Passion Translation, so I got into my Kindle to see it for myself. You can check it out: https://www.thepassiontranslation.com/about-the-tpt/ I will share two other Bible versions, then what I remember of Kevin’s talk.
Psalm 139:3-6 You are so intimately aware of me, Lord.
You read my heart like an open book
and you know all the words I’m about to speak
before I even start a sentence!
You know every step I will take before my journey even begins.
5 You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way,
and in kindness you follow behind me
to spare me from the harm of my past.
With your hand of love upon my life,
you impart a blessing to me. TPT
Psalm 139:5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. NIV
139:5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand [of Father blessing] upon me. NKJ
In Pastor Kevin Zadai’s Warrior Notes on YouTube, he further explains this awesome section of Scripture. “This means the LORD has been to the end of your book – your life story – and come back to where you are to stand behind and shield you from the hurts of your past and lead you ahead.” I love the fact that His hand of blessing is upon us so we don’t easily step out of the place where He needs us to be. Let’s connect the above Scriptures with what Apostle Paul said in Philippians 3:
Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. NKJ
I want to leave you with another view of the Lord’s blessings I see from my back yard. I pray you experience revelation that brings you closer in your relationship with Father God, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. It’s the ultimate relationship that will last for eternity! Walk in love and forgiveness as you journey on in this life, giving thanks and praise for all He has done and is doing on your behalf. Amen