This morning, I felt filled. Filled by the words He wanted me to hear. What a blessing. Please indulge me while I share them with you....
Let me start by saying I'm such a sucker for the reading plans on my You Version App! I'm starting new ones... ALOT!. My latest, "Fully Satisfied in His Love".
Here is my reading for today:
REST IN HIS LOVE AND SOVEREIGNTY
Knowing and understanding God's intimate knowledge of you and His sovereignty in your life will bring profound peace and satisfaction deep within your soul.
Read Psalm 139:13-18.
All the days of your life were ordained for you, every one of them was known by God. He formed you in your mother's womb. Not only did He know exactly what you would look like, as He handpicked every characteristic, but He also knew the day, the hour, and the minute of your birth.
He knows your every day before you will live it. In fact, He has a plan and a purpose for each of our lives, down to the smallest detail _ even numbering the hairs on our head at any given moment (Matthew 10:29-30). He has known and planned every day, every hour, every moment of your life; not one thing has escaped His notice and purpose.
Even knowing these truths, are there things about yourself you don't understand? Are there things that have happened during your life that you find difficult to accept, let alone be thankful for?
Even when we know that God is sovereign, we need to be honest about our struggles with His plan for us. Take time to think through these things and then ask the Lord to help you entrust everything to Him.
The Bible tells us that before the foundation of the world, God chose us in Christ Jesus. We are His and He chose us with eternity in mind. He loved you long, long ago. He chose you not because you were more special than anyone else, but because of His perfect wisdom and infinite love. He has carefully watched over you every day since you were just a glimmer in His eye.
In Romans 8:28-29, we learn that He has been causing all things to work together for good in your life and forming you into the image of His son. There is no greater joy than to know this love and to believe in it to the very depth of your soul, and then walk in it.
Choose one scripture from today that the Lord is using to renew your mind and transform your heart. Take this truth to heart and bring it to life throughout your day.