“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well,” Psalm 139:14
Oh, the creative power that took place for you to be here today. From the moment of conception, and from the time cells began to divide within themselves, you were and are a product of beautiful design. Uniquely you, you are made just the way God intended. And, since we know that He doesn’t make any mistakes, whatever we view as shortcomings in our lives may be there for a much higher purpose. Our so-called defaults are part of the plan that God has laid out in your life.
What would happen if every Christian really armed themselves with this beautiful truth? How would that personally make us feel? How would it affect the way we live, the way we walk and talk? More importantly, how would it affect the way we move in our Christian walk? How much more would we be apt to express our faith knowing the value He places in each and every one of us?
I believe if Christians really got a hold of this truth they would turn the world upside down. They would step out with a newfound faith knowing that they are something really special before God; knowing that their worth is not in how the world sees them; rather, how God sees them. What does He think about me?
Let me tell you what He thinks about you. Jesus said in Luke 12:6-7, “Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” “Ye are of more value!” Humanity is the apex of all His creation. He made sure everything that was created was put in the proper place and proper order for us. We are the only part of creation where God claimed Himself, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion . . .” (Gen. 1:26). Not only created, but we were created in “His image.” Not only in “His image,” but we are also created to have “dominion;” authority over all the earth including the thoughts that come to make us feel less than anything He said of me!
Today, I want to be me. I want to walk like I walk. Express me like only I can. I want to relish in the wonderful thought that when no one else is taking notice of me, He is. Because He designed me this way and I know the care that went into this design, I can rest and enjoy me. I can love me some me. Even when it seems no one else does, I can love me because He loves me.
If He says I’m good just like this then all I have to do is learn to work in what He gave me and just be me. “Marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Does your soul know that you are a marvelous work of God? Can you believe that today so that you can just enjoy being you? You are so incredibly special. Let no one rob you of the precious way that God sees you.
“Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us and not we ourselves. . .” (Ps. 100:3). I’m so glad I didn’t do this myself. That would be impossible because there is so much that goes into this that we will never figure it out. Then again, I don’t have to because He already did. He stepped back and looked at creation and said, “It was very good,” (Gen.1:31).
I am good! From the time that He has “covered me in my mother’s womb,” (Ps. 139:13), I am just the way He wants me to be. So, today, I can be me! Now, that’s something to 🙂 about!