You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they out number the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! *Psalm 139:16-18
I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations. *Jeremiah 1:4-5
See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands. *Isaiah 49:16
It’s Friday. I can’t really explain it, but I woke this morning feeling completely loved. Giddy almost. I decided it was time to reflect on the One responsible for this joy overflowing in my heart. Look at today’s verses and meditate on them. Truly think about what they say.
I’ve read these scriptures many times before, but today, as I reflected on the depth of their meaning, I sat in awe. I don’t know how many times I have sat in church and heard someone say, “God loves you.” As a matter of fact, I hear that so often, I take it for granted. I don’t think about what that truly means. Let’s put this into proper perspective…… God— created every star, every galaxy, every planet, every person, every plant/mountain/rainforest, every living creature, every cell on this earth……saw YOU before you were born. His thoughts about YOU are so great, they cannot be numbered. YOUR name is written on the palm of His hand. Even though this almighty, all-powerful, all encompassing God has everything ever created to care for, his thoughts about YOU are so many they are compared to grains of sand.
When I sit and really take it all in, this overwhelming love God has for me, it brings to mind another question. This being, who loves me, thinks about me, walks with me, holds me, and has my name written on the palm of His hand…… do I love Him?? Sure I say I love God. But do I truly LOVE God? Do I fix my thoughts on Him? Do I praise Him? Do I give Him the kind of attention He gives to me? It’s easy to get caught up in asking God for everything we need. We call to Him and want Him to fix all the problems of our life. Are we faithful and loyal to the Creator who loves us more than ANY person on earth? Do we truly show Him love, thank Him for all the blessings He has given?
Today, reflect on God’s amazing, abundant love for you. It’s so great, it’s overwhelming. Know that as you walk through your day that God is there with you, cheering you on to do GREAT things for Him. You are not alone. When things go wrong, He is there to pick you up. He is there to comfort you in times of trouble. His thoughts are on YOU. He loves YOU. It makes me wanna sing and dance! Today REJOICE over God. PRAISE Him for His mighty love. Go out into the world today and get your happy dance on for God!!