Did you know that your life has meaning and purpose?
It has direction and boundaries. It is not chaos. It is not out of control. It is not meaningless.
King David says,
“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!”
Your life, including this moment, is all written in God’s book and it’s like each day has a number. This is not fatalism and you are not a robot. You are his creation which reminds you of the special way he sees you.
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Have you ever planned a special day for someone you love?
Think for a minute how parents plan special days for their children—a birthday party, a camping trip, graduation celebrations, a summer vacation - the planning is scripted but the person is not.
Kids will make a mess at the birthday party, not everyone will attend the graduation party, and it might rain on your vacation. Dads and moms deal with it, all within their special plans they have “ordained.” So God in his grace nurtures you within his plans to be the unique you he designed, and equipped to fulfill your purpose.
And it’s all based on God’s bigger book — the Bible. God planned and ordained special days for his own Son in that book. Jesus’ birth. Jesus’ first miracle. Jesus’ suffering, death and rising from the dead.
Each of those days was not out of control or an accident, but God revealing his heart — giving his love to you, sacrificing for you, embracing you through the saving work of Jesus Christ to be his handiwork to do good works which God has prepared in advance for you to do.
So each morning when your feet hit the floor you can join David in saying,
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well”
You are wonderfully designed by an awesome God! And he works to ordain your days with beauty, purpose, grace, and more blessings than you can count.
More Devotions in this Series
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Who Are You?
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Are You Ashamed?
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Are You Lonely?
God isn't far away. He's right here.
Do You Feel Safe?
Find true, certain safety in Jesus.