Day 88: Something From Nothing (March 29)

At the beginning of my time, God pulled the idea of me out of His heart and set to work in my mother’s womb.  He knitted carefully into my spirit every detail.  When it came to all of my details from my eye color and hair color, to my personality and giftings He was there sculpting one part after another.  He knew every word that my tongue would speak and sing.  He knew my whole life.  He tended to my every detail in the secret place.  From my beginning until now, He has fully known me.

Today I pray that you feel known.

He knows you.  He made you on purpose and for a purpose.  Before the foundations of the earth were set, you were already on His mind.  He created every sunrise you would enjoy.  He knew all your favorite things before you did.  Isn’t that amazing?  Doesn’t it draw you to Him?

When He reached into your mother’s womb, He created the miracle of you! He created something from nothing.  It’s pretty amazing.

How can we ever feel insignificant or unloved while knowing what He’s done for us?

How can we look at ourselves and doubt our worthiness or our abilities?  He alone makes us worthy.  He gave us our abilities, so when we criticize ourselves, we criticize Him.  When we complain about ourselves we are saying He didn’t do a good enough job.  You wouldn’t really want to say that, would you?

Today, I want you to set aside all your self-criticism and simply thank God for how He made you.  Thank Him for your giftings and your heart and any other thing you think to mention.  Thank Him that you have life! That you can breathe.  Thank Him for creating you.  Then thank Him for all of the plans He has for you.  Thank Him for your future.  His ways are not our ways, so thank Him for the mystery of life and a walk with Him.  Spend some time sinking your fingers into the dirt and rooting yourself in His sovereignty in your life.

I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made!

Take a minute and read Psalm 139….

You have searched me, Lord, and You know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O Lord.  You hem me in- behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.  Where can I go from Your Spirit?  Where can I flee from Your Presence?  If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there.  If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.  If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me” even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You.  For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place.  When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.  How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.  When I awake, I am still with You.  If only You would slay the wicked, O God!  Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!  They speak of You with evil intent; Your adversaries misuse Your name.  Do I not hate those who hate You, O Lord, and abhor those who rise up against You?  I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.  Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.   Psalm 139

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