Hey Relentless Students! With Easter being yesterday there will be two Devos posted today (was busy with my little one and didn't get around to it yesterday). So, first is day 14 of our 30-day Devo. Our practice is still guided prayer. So, read the passage below and then listen to the podcast below.
The passage for today is Psalm 139:13-18 which says,
"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you."
God knows everything about us. For some of us, this is comforting, others, terrifying. As Christians, this should be encouraging. God knows everything and yet He still chose to save us. He knows our biggest fears, regrets, guilts and He still chose to send His Son to perish for us. Praise Him for His truly loving nature.
Since He knows everything it should make it easy to be open with Him, yet so many of us "don't want to burden Him". I hate to break it to you, but God already knows everything you're going through. Not telling Him only adds to the weight you carry unnecessarily. Be open with Him and allow Him to take your burdens. Once the weight is lifted He can use you for incredible things.
The challenge for today is to engage with God through the guided prayer above and journal your conversation with God.
Our prayer today,
Father, we thank You for this day. Thank You for being the loving God You have always been. Thank You for saving us from ourselves by sending Your Son to die for us. Thank You for the power of the Resurrection. You know our everything thought and deed since before we were born and yet You saved us, thank You. I pray that we would feel empowered to be open with You since You already know it all. Thank You for loving us. We love You God and we pray all of this Jesus' name, Amen.