“You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the 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. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!” Psalm 139:15–17 (nlt)
It’s easy to realize that God created me and made my life. It’s easy to know that God has all my days laid out for me, but every moment? This moment?
This moment when I’m still twenty pounds overweight.
This moment when there are dishes in my sink.
This moment of weariness and a tense neck.
This moment of deadlines and disasters on the evening news.
Jesus is Lord of Creation, and He’s the Lord of dailiness.
Jesus knit me together, knowing that I’d never look like a supermodel.
Jesus strengthens me, knowing that it’s the dishes, the laundry and the vacuuming that makes me weary.
Jesus holds me, when I’m uptight and out of sorts.
Jesus comforts me when the worries of this world weigh me down.
Every moment was laid out for me, and the plan was for Jesus to be in those moments. If God put such care in creating me, why wouldn’t He put equal detail into the planning of each day with Jesus smack in the middle of it?
FAITH STEP: Consider the moments that made up the last twenty-four hours. How often did you invite Jesus in? Now consider the twenty-four hours that still stretch ahead of you. How can you do better with welcoming Him into those moments?
Written by Tricia Goyer