1 month ago
From my #devotional.
DAY 03 | GOD’S BOOK
centering thought “Scripture testifies to the fact that God is an #author, that he has written a book, and that on each of its pages appears the #stories of our #lives …” encouragement from God’s word
Read: PSALM 139:13-16
It starts when we are very small, this tendency to boast in the things we’ve made. “Look, Mommy! I made it myself!” we likely said years ago, while holding up a crayoned page. Still today, we have trouble parting with that bowl we painted at the local paint-your-pottery studio, the living-room drapes that You Tube taught us to sew, that retro tricycle we DIY’d into a planter … the list goes on and on. We understand what’s it like to make something, and then to stand beside it and rave, and yet too often we fail to embrace the idea that that’s just how God feels about us.
Before time began, #Scripture tells us, God had us in mind. It’s beyond our comprehension, this knowledge—in the words of the psalmist, “too difficult to grasp.” And yet it’s true and it’s real and it’s the way things went. God had us in mind. And in the same way that you and I might log precious thoughts, secret dreams, intimate details too private too share, God logged each day that we would live in his #journal, his #diary, his #book. “She’s special,” he surely wrote of you. “She will certainly change the world.” And hasn’t that already been the case? Go ahead—you can nod your head.
Your #gifting, your #talent, your #personality, your skill … you have impacted all whom you love. Your #wisdom, your #faithfulness, your #generosity, your #smile … “special” barely scratches the surface of you. And yet there is more God has in store for you. There always is more in store. “Look, world!” God says, as he holds up a picture of you. “I made her myself!” And with the same swelling pride that we felt as #preschool artists, #God knows that he did a good job.
question to ponder
What are three aspects of the #masterpiece of you that you can thank God for today?
#Godlovesyou #YouareHisMasterpiece #OneandOnlyYou