The Word of Grace Devotion for the Week of November 10, 2014
Psalm 139:16-18, “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. 17How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.”
Beloved, today is my wife’s (Sheila’s) birthday! Therefore in honor of her birthday (Happy Birthday Sweetie!) I want to write this week’s devotion about our birthdays!
Beloved, God saw you before you were even born. How is this possible? Because “he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will” (Ephesians 1:4-5). Yes, God had your days recorded in the book, “ever one of them” even before you were born. God sees things that are not yet as though they already exist and you existed in His mind before earth was even created!
Beloved, God is always thinking of you! Psalm 139:17-18, “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.”
Beloved, God created you with His loving care! Psalm 139:13-14, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. 14I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”
Beloved, God created you with purpose! Jeremiah 1:5- “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Beloved, God has great plans for you! Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Beloved, please remember that you are greatly loved by our Lord and Savior. I pray that you will have a blessed week! I love you and I will be praying for you! If it is your birthday, Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday Vic!