There is a point, however, at which "privacy" disappears. It has to do with our relationship with God. Consider the words of the psalmist:
"O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely." Psalm 139:1-4
Does this scare you? Yes, you might see a downside to such high knowledge. The other side - the positive side - in God's complete knowledge of us, we know that no major or minor problem escapes God. In fact, we might say that God is one who really understands us - and better than any human being.
I would invite you to reflect on these words of the psalmist in preparation for Sunday's worship and may your reflection and worship be a blessing for you!
Discipleship Questions for Reflection
How does this knowledge of God about you affect you? Have you lived with more of the negative side or more of the positive side?
Do you feel open about expressing your true feelings before God?