Daily Devotional from Jen Auer 07-24-23

During yesterday’s sermon Pastor Mary mentioned that she trembles with fear each time she allows the Holy Spirit to move through her to deliver God’s Word. This doesn’t mean that Pastor Mary is afraid of the Lord, it means that she serves the Lord with reverent fear, and that she rejoices with trembling. (Psalm 2:11)

Friends, there will always be people (the weeds as Pastor Mary described in great detail yesterday) who will feel uncomfortable with the sovereignty of God. These people wish to rule their own lives and so they attempt to hide their sinful deeds, thoughts, and hearts from God within the darkness of this world. The Word of God reveals that there is no hiding from God, it is impossible for believers and unbelievers alike because God is all-knowing or omniscient. God has the perfect knowledge of all things, He does not have to learn anything, because He is the Creator of everything. He is also present everywhere at the same time, or omnipresent; and He has unlimited power or is omnipotent.

As believers, we should be filled with the highest level of confident hope that we serve a God Who is all knowing, Who is everywhere and in everything, and Who has infinite power. This Truth is revealed in today’s passage. Our God knows exactly what we need and what we do not need within our lives because He knew us before we were born. Think about it, God, the Creator of everything, knitted each one of us together before we physically entered this world. I don’t know about you, but today’s passage gives me great hope and allows me to see that I need to cry out for more of God’s power to manifest within my life because He clearly has it for me. God laid out every moment before I was born, and so I need to keep aligning my heart with that very special plan that He has for me and to keep moving forward with Him. Friends, He has a very special plan for each one of you, so cry out to Him today for more of His power and for His guidance.

Psalm 139:13-18 (NLT)

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.

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.

17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!

18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!

Prayer: Jesus, thank You for including me in Your creation. Please forgive me, Lord, when I try to make plans apart from the great plan that You have for me. Holy Spirit, please continue to guide my steps, and quicken my spirit to know when I am straying from God’s plan. Lord, please cover me with Your grace, fill me with Your power, and guide me by Your wisdom. Help me to see what You need me to see, to hear what You need me to hear, and may my heart be moved by only what You need it to be moved by. Protect me from the evil one, as I live out my days for You, Jesus. I ask this in Your Holy Name, Jesus. Amen.

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