“13 For you created my inmost being; you knit 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; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand – when I awake, I am still with you.” Psalm 139:13-18 NIV
Dear Heavenly Father – help me to share what you are saying. There are so many fragments of things you are showing me and help me share the word you have. Please be glorified in this. Please open the ears, eyes and understanding of everyone reading this and speak to them what you need to say. In the name of Jesus I pray – Amen.
First of all, I would like to remind my readers that these are my bible studies – I read and study for me. God told me to share them, and although I write these as if speaking to you, God leads me to studies that I need to do for my own growth and walk. God told me He was going to use these to bless others – so I always pray for anyone who reads this, if you like a post or comment I pray more for you because you have made me aware of you – and if you follow me I pray even more for you since this blog shows me my followers daily.
As many of you know, this technology is new to me and took me quite a while to figure out how to open the comments with me moderating them to avoid spam.
Also I think you should know this blog usually publishes a couple days behind when I write it. So I am writing this one on Saturday the 27th and it will be published on Monday. Usually I write in such a way that it doesn’t feel confusing. Today is different. Today you need to know it is Saturday. And last night I received the first comment that was not spam.
I was so excited and almost replied instantly – but I was interrupted and life happened and I was not able to prayerfully reply last night. (But I prayed about it and what to say.) Today, now, it is time to do my study and I feel God changing everything about how I do this. He has given me so much to say and not as much to study. So this post is my reply to yesterday’s comment on the post “God’s No & God’s Grace”.
So, precious child of God – He says He sees you, He hears your prayers, He made you for this and He has a plan. Through Him you are exactly who He made you to be, and covered in grace you can handle and manage all that you have been through along with all that is coming. He says He Loves you. You are blessed.
This message is for all the readers of this blog as well – He made us and has a plan. The portion of Psalm 139 above is so critical for us to understand. So even though I have posted parts of this before and even though I speak about it all the time – We are doing it again at God’s prompting as we MUST fully understand. We as humans always say to God we want to know His plans and here is a huge part of His plan that we often forget. The part of His plan that explains why we are here and going through this life. The part of His plan that reminds us that we are equipped, because we are designed and created for this.
So let’s start at the beginning – in Genesis, in the beginning God created, because in the beginning was God; and John 1 explains that the word was with God and the Word was Jesus. Before anything else existed, our Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit all existed.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 NIV
“20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” Ephesians 1:20-21 NIV
So we see that God was and always is – He lives outside of time and space. Even in 1 Kings 8:27 shows God cannot be contain by a space as small as Heaven, He is bigger than all things. And our human minds can’t grasp this and understand it – it is even too much for us to fully understand (Psalms 139:6). I pray God reveals this to you in as much as you have the capacity understand.
So back to the passage in Psalms above. God made each of us, intentionally and with a purpose. He traveled throughout time looking for the exact DNA, the exact situation, the exact period of time – to form you. He made a perfect plan and then He looked into your future to see what effects sin and the devils dominion would have because of the free will He gave to people. He knew who would be abused and who would suffer injustices and suffer at the hands of evil – THIS WAS NOT THE PLAN OF OUR MOST LOVING GOD. However, your existence was so important to Him, that He formed you anyway. He made you out of love and a desire to have a relationship with you. He made you to be his special child. And – Yes, He formed you knowing His plan would be compromised. So in His abundant love, He poured out Grace by measure – giving us each an abundance of grace upon grace to have His sufficiency to overcome the evils of this world. He could not just say – I will not make this one because this one’s sufferings will be great- no. You are way to important, you must exist – you are way to loved, you must exist – the sorrow would be more devastating than your suffering, if you did not exist – and His plan for you is so much more important – You must be here. And be here for such a time as this (Esther 4:14).
“For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2 NIV
God says to each of you reading this, and is reminding me, He loves us SO MUCH. His grace is sufficient for our situations. God’s wisdom and ways are not the wisdom and ways of the world, therefore believe regardless of what you see – NOW IS THE TIME OF GOD’S FAVOR.
It is critical that we understand this part of God’s plan for us. The days are getting more evil – our situations will become more troublesome. But we are here because we can handle it. And if we keep this lesson inside of us we can overcome in the spirit – that regardless of our life or death, we are children of the Most High God and HE conceived us and we are ETERNALLY in his hands.
2 Corinthians 6:1 warns not to receive His grace in vain – as God embraces us, embrace Him back.
I have so much more to say. I have hit the word limit so let’s continue tomorrow.
Be blessed, amazing readers who God created. **If you want to have a relationship with Jesus, then please know that I have put the “A, B, C’s of Salvation” in my introduction. Please click here to follow the link.**
The entire Psalm 139 is below for your reading pleasure.
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Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!
Psalm 139 NIV
You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit 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;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.