Psalm 139:13-16
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was a made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.  Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

I don’t know about you, but some days I’m a mess!  The struggle to control my thoughts, words, and face is real!!  But on my worst days, I’m grateful for the words of this Psalm – the reminder that I am fearfully and wonderfully made by a loving God.  Did you get that?  I’m not wonderfully made simply because I strive and work hard to be wonderful.  Rather I’m the work of a loving Father who has a plan in which I’m invited to be a part.

I don’t know if you have ever knitted before or watched someone else knit. But if you have, you know that the fingers of the crafter touches EVERY SINGLE STITCH and not one stitch happens by accident. In the same way, you and I have been carefully designed and are strategically being perfected.  Not something just thrown together with a hope for the best. But something that is intimately and tenderly held in the fingertips of God and being beautifully formed. The Amplified Bible says, “as if embroidered with many colors”!

So submit yourself again to Jesus. Fall into his loving hands with complete abandon.  All your days have been ordained by God – including this one!  So as you face this day remember:  you are loved and you have value. You are His colorful masterpiece!

Personal Reflection:

At the beginning of every day this week, surrender your day to God and ask Him to help you submit to His work in you. At the end of every day, carve out a few minutes before you fall asleep to reflect on where you saw God at work in you.

> How did God convict me today?  This is God teaching us a better way to live.

> How did God help me today?  This is God giving us the ability to do what He’s asked us to do.

Then, fall asleep knowing that you are a beautiful masterpiece held tenderly in the hands of a loving father!