This passage in Psalms is so sweet to me:
"For You did form my inward parts; You did weave me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from Thee, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book they were all written, The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. How precious also are Thy thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You." Psalms 139:13-17
My children have a CD called Deliberate Kids and on it is a song about this passage. We are God's handiwork...His creation...His masterpieces. He puts a lump of clay on the wheel and molds us into a one of a kind vessels to be used for His Glory. Sometimes that process can be painful, but it is ALWAYS worth the flames.
I find that I need reminding of "how precious also are Thy thoughts to me, O God! How vast the sum of them!" I have to stop and remember that God is not a hand in the sky that has created all things and then walked away. The Word says that he thinks a multitude of thought toward ME! He desires so much for my life. He wants to be actively participating in every aspect of my life...BUT friendship, guidance, Lordship is a two way street! I have to be willing to let Him in!
So, today I am reminding myself that I am precious to the one who created me! He is my Loving Father who knows what life holds, what trials, tears, joy, sadness, conflict and rest is in my future...who better to spend time with?
Take time today to Praise Him because you are fearfully and wonderfully made!