December 16, 2020

Bob Maas
"Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are His deeds, and His righteousness endures forever. He has caused His wonders to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and compassionate."
Psalm 111:2-4
"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

When I was born, no one had to teach me how to breathe, digest my food, pump blood throughout my body and work with all of the systems inside of me. I was able to do those things because some innate intelligence was guiding me. I have taken those blessings and so many other things for granted over the years. However, as I reflect on them now, I realize that God formed me in the womb with those functions. I am able to think, reason, comprehend and cooperate with my environment. The emotions I experience let me know how I am responding or reacting to events going on in my life. The choices I make let me know what I value and believe are important to me. My thoughts are the most difficult to control because many times I find myself thinking about things that I really don’t want to consider. That is why meditation in God’s word is so important to me. By choosing to reflect on and contemplate Scripture, I have my attention focused on His eternal word. I understand now that He was the one who made all of that possible. The energy that I have to do anything is a precious gift from the Lord and I give Him all of the glory and praise.