Praise God, Who Knew You Before Birth
By Rick Warren
— May 21, 2014
"From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God." (Psalm 22:10 NIV)
In faith, we know this to be true:
God spoke me into my mother's womb, and he has anointed me to teach his ways to others.
Before I was formed in the womb, God knew me (Jeremiah 1:5). He created my inmost being; he knit me together in my mother's womb (Psalm 139:13).
From my birth, while I was still in the womb, I cast myself into God’s loving hands. He has been my God since I was in my mother’s womb (Psalm 22:10). From birth I have relied on him; he brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise him, my God and Heavenly Father (Psalm 71:6).
My objective-in-Jesus is to live a life shaped by God, not by my feelings or thoughts or one shaped by peer pressure. I am God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for me to do (Ephesians 2:10).
I will trust in the Lord with all my heart; I will lean not on my own understanding; in all my ways I will acknowledge you, Lord, knowing, since I was in my mother’s womb, you have straightened the path for me (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Talk About It
What good works has God prepared you to do?
How does knowing that God knew you before you were born help you trust in him with all your heart?
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