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You Are Not a Speck—You Are Cherished!

BIBLE MEDITATION:
“… the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” Matthew 10:30

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
The Lord sees you. He knows all about you. And I guarantee you on the authority of the Word of God, that He loves you. 

This is amazing when you realize that we are just specks on a globe that’s about the size of a grain of sand or less compared to the size of the universe. 

There’s no more reason that the Lord of Glory should be interested in us then we should be interested in an ant floating on a piece of cheesecake in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. And yet our Lord looks down and He sees us as cherished individuals that He loves one by one. 

The great God that runs the universe is concerned about you as though that were His only goal.

ACTION POINT:
When was the last time you counted the hairs on your head? Can you trust a God who has them numbered?

It is neither talent, nor power, nor gifts that do the work of God, but it is that which lies within the power of the humblest; it is the simple, earnest life hid with Christ in God.
F. W. Robertson

The Fire of Affliction

BIBLE MEDITATION:
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
God wants to build spiritual steel and rock-solid faith into you. And the way He will do this is through the fire of affliction. Why? To test you. The faith that can’t be tested, can’t be trusted. 

The times I have grown the most were not when everything was going fine. The times when we go through sorrow, pressure, and trouble are the growing pains of our lives with Christ. Isn’t that true? Someone wrote these lines, 

“I walked a mile with pleasure, she chatted all the way.
But left me none the wiser, for all she had to say. 
I walked a mile with sorrow and not a word said she. 
But oh the things I learned from her, when sorrow walked with me.” 

ACTION POINT:
Are you in the fire of affliction? Trust that He will see you through and make you stronger when the test is over.

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