“Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
All the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
Before I’d even lived one day”
Psalm 139:16 (The Message)
Can we take a moment and contemplate that verse??
Okay, it’s mind-blowing!!!
God had all the days prepared for us, how crazy is that?! He had each day written out, mistakes and all, in our novel. I like to think of it this way….
Up in Heaven, God has a giant library, bigger than the Library of Congress (the biggest library in the world), and on the shelves of his library, He has each of our life story. The library in Heaven is where God keeps the story of our lives. That might be why He is the GREATEST author there will be. On the bind of the books, He has our names. They are completed manuscripts, and he works on the stories of the new lives that will be entering the world soon.
Now if God wrote all the days of our lives, then He knew the days we would mess up and sin. The realization of that hit me a couple years ago, one day after I committed a sin, it hit me. God knew I was going to mess up the day before.
I am not perfect and I NEVER want to be. So, don’t think I am a perfect child and have a halo floating over my head, that ain’t the truth. The truth is I am just another highschool student, who sins and has regrets of those sins. After I commit a sin, I take the painful truth and lay it at the foot of the cross and am forgiven. So, He knew I would sin last night and that this morning I would ask for forgiveness. Forgiveness is one of the BEST things in this life. When we ask for forgiveness, it’s like God rips out that page in the novel of our lives and He forgets it, completely. It is the best feeling EVER to be given a clean slate, a second chance!!
Last night, I was up ’til 2:30ish in the morning (never drink sweet tea late afternoon unless you are prepared to pull an all-nighter) and I was reading 1 Corinthians chapter 10 and verse 13 my new fave. It says,
“No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.”(The Message)
That verse comforts me, when I read that I am not the only one with these temptations and making these sins. It also gives me hope knowing that God will not leave me during these trials and I will not be pushed to point of frustration at myself for sinning yet again, then (the BEST part) He will let me come over this victorious!!!!!
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May the Lord bless and keep you,