Praise God, Who Knew You Before Birth

"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?

 

Jon Walker’s new book, "Breakfast with Bonhoeffer," is a message of hope for anyone longing for another chance at life as God created it to be. It is a story of God’s faithfulness, even through job loss, home loss, economic uncertainty, divorce and an incurable disease. Structured like a novel, it reveals how God works through our often messy and inconsistent faith.

This devotional © Copyright 2012 Jon Walker. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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