"Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!"
Psalm 139:16 Amplified
As we begin to walk out this new year, we must do so with the understanding that God
has already ordained the steps we are to take. Ephesians 2:10 reminds us that we
have been ordained, each one of us, for good works. Predestined, His intent was
intentional, and just so, this new year is filled with divine and supernatural purpose for
Our verse says, all my days of my life were written before they ever took shape and
verse seventeen reminds us they are written from a merciful and loving Father, precious
and weighty are His thoughts to us. The Spirit filled life bible study notes,
“Substance . . . unformed is language used for clay not yet formed into a pot, or a skein
of thread not yet unrolled and woven2 . As the God of Hope, He fills each creation with
joy and peace in believing that they may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Discovering His purpose for life is found as we open our bible and ‘see’ what He has
written for us. Find His word, quickened by His Spirit, by attending to His word. Go back
and read the words He’s already given you; making sure they are alive (sown) in your
heart and faith is watering the seed.
This one thing I know, light dispels darkness. Anywhere we have darkness in our lives
the light of the word of God will dispel it. The more light on a matter the greater
illumination and ultimately all darkness gone. You can’t spend all your time trying to get
the darkness out. Spend your self attending to the word, the entrance of His word gives
light, Psalm 119:130 and let the word work in you.
I believe the bible is the book of life. His words are alive. They are life and health to all
who find them. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. If we search
and seek for His words as a treasure, we find the knowledge of God. We don’t know
and we won’t know, without coming to Him, Jesus, as the word made flesh and feeding
on Him daily as our bread of life. His Holy Spirit leads us, guides us into all truth. He
quickens (makes alive) the very word that we need to live by for the day, (really it’s
moment by moment).
Separated from the word for any reason is surely the beginning of death and destruction
working. Babies need someone else to feed them, many toddlers want someone else to
feed them, but growth only comes as we are stretched to do for ourselves. Believing
and receiving the word is my job. Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found and I did eat
them and they became the joy and rejoicing of my heart.
God’s intent is for us to be sustained daily through His word and through the strength of
His Holy Spirit. Why not begin this year with a greater involvement of both and watch
the revelation and zeal it produces in us?
1 The Amplified Bible. (1987). (Ps 139:16–17). La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.
2 Hayford, J. W. (Ed.). (1997). Spirit filled life study Bible (electronic ed., Ps 139:16).
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.