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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Monday, September 21, 2015
Today’s scripture reading:
God already knows everything about us, even to the number of hairs on our heads, and still he accepts and loves us. God is with us through every situation, in every trial–protecting, loving, guiding. He knows and loves us completely. (NLT)
Psalm 139:1-4 – O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my every thought when far away.
You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.
David Bonner Smith (Oregon) titled his story “GOD KNOWS ME;” here is a portion of David’s story:
“. . . I used to feel that in a world with billions of people, God didn’t know me. I am not famous. Even in my hometown, I am not well known. But reading Psalm 139 helped me realize that God knows who I am. I don’t need to show my driver’s license to claim my identity with God. Our reading above describes God’s knowledge of my thoughts, actions, and words; . . . In the text, I learn that God even has a plan for my life (v. 16) [see below].
“When we are feeling insignificant or unimportant, we can stop and remember the words of Psalm 139. God considers us important enough to have been involved in our lives even before we were born.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – God knows and cares for each of us.
Prayer: Dear Father, help us to remember that everyone is important to you. Amen.
Prayer Focus: THOSE WHO FEEL THAT THEY ARE INSIGNIFICANT TO GOD
Psalm 139:16 – You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/
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