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One of the first things we need to realize is that God made you, personally.

Psalm 139: 13For You formed my inward parts;
            You wove me in my mother’s womb.

      14I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
            Wonderful are Your works,
            And my soul knows it very well.

      15My frame was not hidden from You,
            When I was made in secret,
            And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;

      16Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
            And in Your book were all written
            The days that were ordained for me,
            When as yet there was not one of them. NASB

I know that a lot of my trouble stemmed from the fact that I knew that God was love, etc, but I did not think of Him loving me I just sort of felt like I had escaped under the radar—like He had to take me in because I love Jesus.

In fact, I often thought that I would go to heaven and be the only one in all creation that God did not know what to do with.  I thought I would be there on a technicality.  I had a tremendously low self-esteem, though it is ironic how self important that sounds that I would be the one who threw God for a loop.

But then I realized that God made me personally.  He made my hair, my eyes.  He made my personality and knows my likes and dislikes.  He knows when I hurt and when I am mad and when I am getting prideful.  He knows how to make me smile and what little thing will bring me joy.  One time I was at work, feeling very down about circumstances in my life, and a DUCK walked past my window.  A DUCK!  In the middle of the tech plaza on the edge of a huge city where I worked. That duck lifted my spirits and made me smile.  God knew how to reach me—with a duck.

Stop and understand this fully.  Understand that God knows you personally.  He knows what you had for dinner last night, what struggles you are having, and what you need to get through them.  Do you know the number of hairs on your head?  Well, He does. This is not metaphorical—He knows the actually number of hairs on your head every second of every day.  When you brush your hair in the morning and a few fall out, He keeps track of that.  He does that because He wants to know everything about you, for you to be fully His.  He wants to take care of you and therefore needs to know the minutest details about you.

He pays attention to you.

Matthew  10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father: 30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.  ASV

Luke 12 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pence? and not one of them is forgotten in the sight of God. 7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not: ye are of more value than many sparrows. ASV

If He cares about the hairs on your head, why doubt His provision for your life?   In fact, if you were to go brush your hair right now, know that He is keeping track of every brush stroke, that He has the count of your hairs.  How funny that something as simple as hair brushing can be such a powerful reminder of His love.  It might not even go amiss to write “Matt 10:29-31” in permanent marker on your brush, comb, or pick to remind you of His care, love, and attention for you every moment, every day, in every little thing.

 

 

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