A Wonderful Work – Psalm 139 Day 4

A Wonderful Work - Psalm 139
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If you would like to start “A Psalm 139 Devotional” from Day 1, read, “Search me, God, and Know my Heart.”

Psalm 139:13-16

13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

It’s not hard to see how wonderful the Lord’s works are. All it takes is a beautiful sunset, a majestic waterfall, or a breath-taking mountaintop view. In those moments, we know it full well. But what about when we look in the mirror? What do we see then? Do we truly believe that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made?” Do we consider ourselves a wonderful work of God or an exception to the rule?

15 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.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

There’s no place God can’t reach. As we were being formed in our mother’s womb, there were the hands of God molding us into what we would be. Smiling down upon us, as he deposited every good gift into us. He knew the choices we would make and the battles we would have to fight. Nothing comes as a surprise to him. He knew full well the struggles we would face as sinful creatures. But, he also knew that if we pressed into him and used the gifts he gave us for good, greatness would occur. A shift in the atmosphere would take place and a domino effect would ensue as we followed his plans for our lives.

Prayer

Lord, help us to see what you see in us. We want to be grateful for who you created us to be. Help us to recognize the spiritual gifts you have given each of us and to be good stewards of those gifts. May we not keep them to ourselves but seek to do your will every day you give us breath. Let us not get caught up in our own insecurities or selfish desires but live to worship and honor you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Read Day 5- A Psalm 139 Devotional, “Precious Thoughts”

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