January 9, 2022

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

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 can 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 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.