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Wonderfully Made
by Jenny on November 25th, 2014

"THANK YOU for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous--how well I know it." Psalm 139:14

Several months ago I began reading through the book of Psalms. I read one Psalm each morning to "prime the pump," if you will, before I get into my time of deeper Bible study. The Psalms have become the first bite of my daily bread.

I've enjoyed reading the Psalms because the writers capture raw emotions of the flesh. Anger, contempt, fear, confusion, frustration, praise and thanksgiving--we find all of these emotions in the book of Psalms.

Consider Psalm 139, for example. In Psalm 139, David professes that God sees him and knows all things about him, every moment of every day. David recognizes that God formed him--every part of him--in his mother's womb.

Still with me? Because here's the exciting part . . .

Today I had the privilege of seeing our fifth living child via sonogram. Today I met our baby boy twisting, turning, waving and appearing to suck his thumb, all in perfect health.

I shared earlier that I began reading the Psalms several months ago. Follow me through a quick math exercise:

One Psalm a day + a few missed days of reading + the fact that I took 5 days to read Psalm 119 (hey, it's a long one) = about 150 days, or about 20 weeks of Psalm reading.

Based on my doctor's calculations, our little boy had yet to be conceived 20 weeks ago. Yet, the DAY of our sonogram I read the words of David, "You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb. . . . 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." (Psalm 139:13, 16)

After witnessing many acts of God, writers of the New Testament continually recorded about the people, "And they stood amazed . . ." (Matthew 9:33, Mark 1:27, Luke 9:43, et al.). Today I join the New Testament believers in their awe of God. I pray I never cease being amazed by His Word or His deeds.

Maybe this week you need to be reminded that, however many years ago, you too were fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139). You were made by a God who loves you (Psalm 136), a God who is good (Psalm 136:1). God saw you and planned every day of your life before even one of those days came to be (Psalm 139:16). To this day, God's thoughts about you outnumber the grains of sand (Psalm 139:17-18). Turn to God through prayer and through faith in His Word, and you will be amazed.

God, this week I THANK YOU that we are ALL fearfully and wonderfully made.

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I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling, Bible-teaching mom of six, and wife to my college sweetheart. I believe everyone can live a life of abundance through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and radical obedience to His Word.

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