Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Morning Quiet Time

'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 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.'

Psalm 139: 13-16 (NIV)

Wow! What a wonderful way to start my day!

This year our pastor has been challenging us to, ‘Hang Out With God’ and it’s been a HUGE, wonderful improvement in my life. Each morning I settle in for quiet time with God. Spending time reading the Bible, reflecting on what I’ve read, reading some devotional material and in prayer. This week I began reading the book, The Purpose Driven Life.’ (A great book. Recommended for all to read!)

Today talked about God’s plan for each of our lives. Each of us is alive because God wanted to create us. I can’t help but think of Hannah and wonder about all that God has planned for her little life. God has a plan for her and for each of us too. He knew from the beginning that He would form her in her birthmother's womb in China and then later allow me to adopt her and bring her to Canada. God knew this before there were even countries of China and Canada!

A quote from TPDL: 'God prescribed every detail of your body. He deliberately chose your race, the color of your skin, your hair, and every other feature. He custom-made your body just the way he wanted it. He also determined the natural talents you would possess and the uniqueness of your personality.’

‘You [God] know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something.’ Psalm 139)

God has a plan for my life. God has a plan for your life. And, God has a plan for Hannah’s life.

Can you understand why my quiet time this morning charged my batteries?

1 comment:

  1. I love the PDL, my girlfriends and I went through it together a few years ago. God does have an amazing plan for each person.


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