How well does Jesus know me? Well enough for me to trust Him with my life? The answer is “yes.” In the following verses we will learn that Jesus knows us intimately and desires to interact with us every day.
He created me
At the moment of conception God was there. The psalmist says, “You made my body, Lord. (Psalm 119:73a LB) “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body, and knit them together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13 LB) God is present from the very beginning, when the sperm meets the egg and the cells start to divide. He oversees the process as cells continue dividing into different cells that become various parts of the body: bones, internal body organs, the head and skin. God knows all that is happening. When the baby is born and grows, both the parent and later on the teen, can be assured that God intimately knows their body and when there is a problem like a tumor or heart condition because He created your body, He is the ultimate healing physician. God often heals outright, but He also uses human medical inter- ventions to demonstrate His power.
He is with me 24/7
Our God is a 24/7 God. “How precious it is Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly!” (Psalm 139:15 LB) “…when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!” (Psalm 139:18b LB) “He keeps his eye upon you as you come and go, and always guards you.” (Psalm 121:8 LB) These verses are especially comforting to parents of young people who are away from home. God knows where they are at all times.
From the beginning of time He has a plan for me
From the very beginning, God has plans for each of us. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV) “Trust in the Lord with all your heart…In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV) “…But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord his hope and confidence.” (Jeremiah 17:7a LB) “Your words are a flashlight to light the path ahead of me, and keep me from stumbling.” (Psalm 119:105 LB)
Abiding in God’s plan is our purpose and challenge.
If I make a mistake, God will help me
God knows that we make mistakes and He will help us when we call to Him. “…the Lord who created, …says, Don’t be afraid, …I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up—the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, your Savior, the Holy
One…” (Isaiah 43:1-3a LB) God does not expect perfection. He looks for obedience and promises to support us.
- Every day we make choices about our lives with or without God’s help. Review your day. How many times did you ask for God’s help?
- Re-read the previous verses. Highlight the verses that touch you and write down what you are thinking. How will the verses impact your life?
- Jesus desires to walk with you every day. On the back make two columns. In one column describe your choices to- day and in the second column revise the choices based on Jesus walking beside you. Are they the same? If not, why?
- God calls us to a life in focus. When you awake each morning, God is thinking of you. Take a few minutes to praise Him for who He is and ask Him to keep your life in focus for the day.