Posted by: Veroni Kruger | October 29, 2020

Last week I wrote about how our lives are hidden with Christ in God.  Part of the blessing of that is that God is interested in the details of our lives. 

When we read the book of Exodus, we are astounded by the details of the instructions God gave for construction of the tabernacle.  God even provided a graphic, saying to Moses “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”  (Exodus 25.40)   Again, when it was time to build the temple, God gave David detailed instructions.  1 Chronicles describes the instructions in detail, saying David gave Solomon “the plans of all that the Spirit had put in his mind…” (1 Chronicles 28.12)

Acts 17.26 tells how God planned the destinies of nations in detail: “From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.”  He not only made the nations, but also determined when they would exist and where they would live. 

David is confident that God exercised the same diligence when He created us. He writes in Psalm 139:
13 For you created my inmost being; you know 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. 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…

You did not just come about.  God created you.  As a master artisan He put you together (“you knit me together in my mother’s womb”).  David expresses amazement and wonderment at this process (“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made”).  God was there from the moment of conception throughout the whole process until you were born (“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.  Your eyes saw my unformed body…”

But that is not all.  Just as God planned when and where nations would live, He also planned your life.   

David says “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139.16)

David is also confident that God did not forsake us after we were born.  Even when we sleep, God is with us.  David says “When I awake, I am still with you.” (Psalm 139.18)     

God planned you in the finest detail.  Then He created you.  He has been with you all your life, planned by Him.  How wonderful is that?

David’s response to this loving Creator-God is complete openness:  He prays:

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. 

(Psalm 139.23,24)

Did you hear David’s confession that he, too, sometimes has anxious thoughts?  And that he recognizes he may have some ways that are not pleasing to God – what David calls “offensive” ways.  He has such an open relationship with God that he willingly lays them at the feet of Jesus.  His prayer ends with a petition to be led along the way of eternal salvation.

I trust you feel encouraged now to pray:  

I praise you Lord that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  I lay before you all my ways and my anxious thoughts.  I thank you that you are leading me along the way of eternal salvation, and will bring me into your glorious presence.  In Jesus Name, Amen.       


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