13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 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. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you. (Psalm 139:13-18)
As a reminder, our theme this year is Your Identity. Recall our definition of Identity provided yesterday:
- The distinguishing character or personality of an individual (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
- Who a person is, or the qualities of a person or group that make them different from others (Cambridge Dictionary)
I hope you have found a place free of distraction to spend a quality 15 minutes with God. Ask God to open your eyes to how he sees you. Read and reflect on the passage above.
If someone is going to play a pivotal role in revealing and developing your identity, it would clearly be advantageous if you knew how much they valued you. For example, if parents don’t value their children this can clearly result in a distorted identity for the children.
Something to think about:
- Based on today’s passage, what’s your sense of how much God values you? How does this influence your thinking about the development of your identity?
Sharing your thoughts could be a big help to someone else. Please leave a comment on the blog. Thank you very much to those who shared yesterday.