OUR BOOK OF LIFE
WRITTEN BY LINDA MCCUTCHEON
“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 139:6 (NIV)
I am a people watcher! Wherever travelling to Mexico, British Columbia, New York City, or within my own little town, I am intrigued by the people around me.
Each human life has a story whose pages I may never read. I see an elderly man walking down the street gripping his walker, a young mom at the park with a quiver full of children, the tattooed orange-haired teen at the street corner, and the executive driving his fancy car. Many times I find myself asking God to take care of them.
What’s important and reassuring is that God knows exactly their book of life. He has placed all of us on earth for a reason and a purpose. Whether climbing the corporate ladder, raising a family, struggling in a marriage, or lonely and looking for love, God is reaching out to help. It was projected that in July 2015 there would be an estimated 7.325 billion people inhabiting earth.
Sometimes it might seem like God isn’t interested in us. Not so! God knows the hairs on our head (Luke 12:7),and knows the issues we face each day (Psalm 139:2). He designed our unique personalities, and sees our dreams and goals.
As you sit reading these words, know that God is waiting to help write your story…and what a story that will be!
God in Heaven, thank You that You love to help us write our story. In Your world of over 7 billion people, thank You that You know the number of hairs on our head, and are waiting to help us write our story. We are asking for Your help and Your wisdom as we put one foot in front of the other. In Jesus’ name, amen.
- Let God take your life and make something beautiful.
- What specific issues can you ask God to help you with this week?
- Write a prayer list and goals asking God to help you write your story.
I write for TheLife.Com (Power to Change) and this devotional was posted August 21.