Remember to take time to pray & read the entire passage before you begin.
I praise you,
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
The whole of Psalm 139 is beautiful and thought provoking. It reminds us how intimately God knows us, our thoughts, our path, our words, our heart, and the intricate workings of our body. “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast the sum of them!” Psalm 139:17. We can not even begin to comprehend the mind of God. But we can see a glimpse in His word and trust the truth about who we are in Him.
- Who created you?
- Write down all the words used to describe this process?
- Formed, Knit together, intricately woven. I just love these words because they help me to visualize God’s artistic work in each one of us. Isaiah 64:8 says, “But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” What does it mean to you to be crafted by the divine Potter?
- If all of God’s works are wonderful (v. 14) what does that say about you?
- Read Psalm 139:16 and write down two fact about yourself you gain from this verse.
- Your identity and God’s plan for you existed before He even created your body what does this say about His plan and purpose for you?
You are a creation of God! You are intricately woven together by Him. His masterpiece with a plan and a purpose (Jeremiah 29:11).Alleluia.
Praying that today you would know the truth of God’s word – you are a creation of God! May you trust Him with each day because He has written each one in His book.
Make sure you take time to read the passage and pray about it before you begin. Psalm 71:12-16
“O God, be not far from me;
O my God, make haste to help me!“
Psalm 71:12 ESV
I have often thought about the “but God” moments in the Bible. Stories of seemingly impossible situations that God redeems in only the way that God can. But here we see the psalmist writing of dire circumstances. He is fearing for his life and being pursued by his enemies. Yet he maintains an attitude that we all should have when difficult events arise.
- What is his response in verse 14?
- We all have struggles. Write down what you are struggling with today.
- Then write … “but I” and write a praise to our Almighty God!
Awesome Praise Song – Revelation Song – Kari Jobe
Thanking God for His amazing blessings – during the storm and during the calm. Sing a new song to our Almighty God! Take time to praise Him more and more today! Praying for you…
Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.
“ I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.“
Philippians 4:12b-13 NLT
- What is Paul’s secret to living?
- He points out here that it doesn’t matter our circumstance, how can we accomplish whatever is set before us each day?
- Does Paul tell us that we can do some things, or every-other thing, or almost all things. No… what does he tell us here?
- So, when life seems like a waterfall, overwhelming or uncertain. Who can we rely on?
- Write down Philippians 4:13.
- Now insert whatever is weighing on your heart. I can ……. through Christ, who gives me strength. Pray it… ask Him for His strength. Then trust Him!
As you may know. This verse has taken the country by storm… Steph Curry one of the NBA’s best players lives by it. He writes it on his shoes before every game as a reminder of who he plays for and who enables him to play. May we all write it on our hearts as a reminder of who we live for and who enables us to live. And keep Steph Curry in your prayers as he is an amazing role model to kids (and adults).
May the Lord provide His strength for you in every way! And may you know Paul’s secret to living as you trust in Christ. Praying for you!