“I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Thy works, And my soul knows it very well.”
Psalm 139:14, NAS
Hayes, you are no longer a bass; now you are a tenor!” My sixteen-year old ears could hardly believe these words from our music minister. It seemed as if I had always had a deep voice, even from the womb! As a teenager it was hard to sing at all in the adult choir in our little church.
We all experience pressure to be something other than God made us. You must know who you are or someone else will tell you who he thinks you are. Burdens result from trying to please others or by wearing masks. We often conform in order to perform. You will never hit the high notes of life until you understand that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Do you “know it very well?”
God has made each of us unique. The Creator has made no two fingerprints or lip prints alike. Each microscopic cell is a world all to itself with an estimated 200 trillion tiny molecules of atoms. God has woven all of these tiny universes into one marvelous creation. The Lord “wove” us in “our mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13) This is the word picture of a beautiful embroidery. The Lord uses multi-colored threads of bright hues to make us special.
Today, in prayer follow the principles of Psalm139:14.
- Focus on God. Notice how many times in one verse the psalmist says “You.”
- Give thanks to Him. The issue is “I will,” not “I feel.”
- Be in awe of Him. You are not only “wonderfully,” but “fearfully” made. There is a shudder of astonishment at His works.
- Praise Him for how He made you and for who He is.
QUESTION: What do you need to thank the Lord for today? What can you give praise for? How are you uniquely made?