God knits us together- He is our Creator!

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A Psalm of David- Psalm 139:13-18
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you

Isn’t it comforting to know that no matter where we get our start that God is there with us from the start knitting us together in our mother’s womb. For he knows our name and his love is infinite for each one of us. In my post last week I mentioned that author Christine Caine discussed the feelings she had experienced upon learning of her adoption. In her mind she felt like she was unwanted by her birth mother and her unknown father. The adoption information had her documented as a number and she did not have a name. But, praise be to God the Father for his awesome plan whereby as soon as she was born she was given to a wonderful Christian family where she was loved, wanted and was given a God inspired name by her forever family which means Christ follower. Adoption is a blessing to so many who may not have the best start in life. There are many avenues of adoption: foster care, domestic and international adoption. God uses this as a way to build families and give hope and a future to many little ones out there. Though some may not have a name in the beginning here on earth, rest assured God their creator knows their name and has a plan for their life.

I am a person who likes to come up with names. Names for babies, names for businesses, nicknames for friends, family and co-workers. God knows this about me. While we were waiting on God to bless us with a child, I would often comfort myself and give myself hope by dwelling and comptemplating names for my future unborn children. My husband, Steve, would often just shake his head when the conversation would out of the blue turn to what I thought would be a good name for a son or a daughter. It became a favorite past time for me and my husband (eventually) in our early married life. I remember two fun names we came up with. One was to name a little girl Lucy Lucy and another was Olive Lucy. If you say Olive Lucy just the right way it can sound like I Love Lucy. This was perhaps my most favorite name to consider for a little girl. By the way our daughter’s name is neither of these two. Her name is Sarah Grace which means Princess Grace. It is all about the meaning of the name for me.

God knows our thoughts just as Psalm 139 states above. You see God knows my mind, he knows my thoughts and he will often speak to me according to my way of thinking or praying and it always amazes me and gets my attention. He is my Creator- Elohim!! In February of 2008, I was laying awake in the early hours of the morning just before work at 5am. I was trying to come up with a name for a son, because I kept hearing from God through prayer and through his still small voice that I was going to have son. So as a mother naturally prepares, I started generating names in my head. I wanted to come up with a name that had my husbands name in it. He would not allow me to name his son by his actual name, so instead one morning I was thinking of names that would go well with Steve as a middle name. His family would name their son’s according to the father’s namesake as the middle name. As I laid there quietly, the Lord spoke “Samuel Steve” and blanketed it over my mind. I was like “YES!!!” “That’s It!!” I immediately woke my husband up out of his deep sleep to let him know God had given me the name of our future son. Though he was startled and did not appreciate being awakened in the early morning hours, I could tell he liked the name. And so it was, “Samuel Steve” was to be the name of our first born son. That same month our Samuel was conceived by his birth parents though we did not have an inkling of the blessing of a son through adoption at that point. God knew his plan and he knew our son was being knit together in his birth mother’s womb to be our future first born son.

So you see that God’s plan is magnificent! Have you ever wondered if he heard your prayers. If you are wondering if God hears your prayers, know that not only does he hears your prayers, he hears your thoughts too. He knows everything about you, the way you think and the way your mind works. He speaks to us in our language and the way we will hear him and understand him on our own level. He ministers to us in different ways but during my season of waiting for a child to come, God proved not only that he heard my prayers, he heard my thoughts. This was a powerful lesson I learned during this time period I wanted to share with you today. He really does care about His children, having a personal relationship with them and being involved in the intricate details of our lives. He too enjoys naming babies as much as I do, for we see this throughout the Bible. If you are struggling with infertility, miscarriage(s) and or are waiting on a child through the blessing of adoption, please know that our God does care, he does hear your prayers, your thoughts and he loves you and when the time is right on all fronts you will have the desires of your heart. Do not give up!

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