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I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139: 13-14

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Inspirational Bible verse

Psalm 139:13-14

For you formed my inmost being.
    You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to you,
    for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful.
    My soul knows that very well.

This verse of the day is a Bible verse of encouragement and an inspirational Bible verse.

It is amazing to think that God planned you. Nobody who is born is an accident in the eyes of God. Not only that but God has placed eternity in everyone’s  heart.

Biology is a very interesting and complex subject. The most simple cell of a single-celled organism is more complex than anything man could design and build.

A single yeast cell is far more complex than the large hadron collider at CERN for example. One cell is rather like a super-metropolis city running all the processes of life superbly efficiently without the need for city councils or other governing officials. Each cell takes its instructions from its DNA. Every single moment of life involves many dynamic instructions from its DNA as new proteins are made and used for life. Now if that is for one simple cell in a mere yeast cell, now imagine a human with its many different types of cells in many different types of organs all interconnected.

From the moment of conception a miracle occurs in a single egg cell. The DNA from the parents is exchanged and a unique individual has been created. Although only one cell, genes will start to work and under their direction, the cells begin to divide. Each new cell already is planned for its next cell division and then another division in turn creating all the different organs and body parts. Eventually an adult human will have 30 trillion vastly differentiated cells all with mild-blowing complexity particularly the human brain. It’s absolutely amazing and still a mystery to science how an embryo becomes a baby and then an adult.

For a Christian who believes that God is the author and designer of life, Psalms 139 is particularly inspirational and beautifully poetic. From one single unique cell at conception, God weaves together traits from father and mother and then step by steps forms the inward parts – the heart, brain, bones, gut, blood vessels etc. The organs are covered in muscles, ligaments and skin but also creating beauty, symmetry, grace and form. Indeed we are fearfully and wonderfully made. No wonder we can say marvellous are your works. Instinctively everyone that has a soul knows that of themselves or whenever they see a new born baby or even a baby animal.

Personally I believe that since the fall, creation has been in decline. It is devolving, not evolving, due to Adams’s curse and the law of sin and death. All living things are carrying a mutational load that we have inherited from our parents. Yet we still see such beauty everywhere in people, animals, plants and fungi (even humble soil fungi are necessary for plants and trees to grow). I think Adam and Eve were probably absolutely beautiful humans and the pinnacle of creation. I expect they had incredible minds and gifted in music and art. Since then there has been a slow and steady decline. However, still our souls know well that whenever a baby is born, that child has been fearfully and wonderfully made.

If anyone has lost a child due to miscarriage or abortion I believe that they are with the Lord now and God has completed his work of formation and completion. I believe heaven is a wonderful place and we will be reunited with our loved ones. Nobody conceived is ever a mistake as far as God is concerned. He loves them all. He is the father of spirits and each human spirit is given a body prepared in their mothers womb. If you have had an abortion God will forgive you if you ask Him. Jesus died for you and he will welcome you with open arms when you turn to him. That child is in Heaven.

Of course, although we all start out as a unique embryo in our mothers’ wombs, we all have a choice as to how we will live our lives and where we wish to spend eternity. It must be so sad for God when we reject His goodness and love. If you would like to know God, the one who made the miracle that is you please say this simple prayer of salvation. He will welcome you with open arms and give you the deepest peace that will surpass understanding.

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I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139: 13-14
I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139: 13-14
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I know the plans I have for you… Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
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Scripture on encouragement. Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

This Bible verse today is a scripture on encouragement and hope.

Sometimes, it is easy to think that God has forgotten us when our lives are not how we would like them to be.  If life seems mundane and full of worries sometimes we can wonder what God has planned for us.  However, as you go about your daily lives you never know what impact a few words you may say could have upon another’s life.  Just be diligent to do good whenever you have an opportunity however small and entrust your day to Him. We need to be faithful with the small things before God can trust us with large responsibilities.  Never give up believing that God is a good God and His ways are perfect.  Follow Him, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.  They will certainly be plans for welfare, not for evil to give you a future and hope.  Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow but trust in Him.

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For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
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But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God … James 1:5

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him.
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But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him. James 1:5

This Bible verse of the day is an inspirational quote about wisdom that is great to memorise.

This is a scripture of great encouragement whenever we are at a loss to know what to do about anything. Do you need help in running your business?  Do you need help in parenting your children?  Do you need help to deal with a particularly difficult work colleague?  Maybe you and your spouse are not getting on.  This scripture from the letter of James will help you.

This promise from the Word of God is that God will generously give us wisdom whenever we ask. What is wisdom?  I believe that it is an inspired insight from God for a particular situation.

These Bible verses on wisdom is particularly rich in detail from the Amplified Bible:

If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. But he must ask [for wisdom] in faith, without doubting [God’s willingness to help], for the one who doubts is like a billowing surge of the sea that is blown about and tossed by the wind. James 1:5-6 (Amplified)

It’s important not to be double-minded but clear in what you are asking for in faith and expectancy knowing that God will supply all the help and insight you ask.

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But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him. James 1:5
If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God (James 1:5-6)
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God can be trusted with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-6
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God can be trusted with all your heart.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-6
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Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:8

Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13 8
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Love never fails – a scripture on love.  I Corinthians 13:8

The Bible verse of the day is a scripture on love.

So simple but true – love never fails. When we have the love of God shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit we are able to love the unlovable. Some people cannot love us back for whatever reason but through God’s grace we can love those that need a touch from God through us.

I must admit that some people behave in such a foul and vile manner that they are just unlovable in the natural. Yet God loves them. He knows how they may be hurting inside. He knows their sinful nature that is born in all of us. “There by the grace of God goes I” is a true saying and one worth remembering.

Love never fails. It’s worth repeating often. Prior to this Bible verse the Apostle Paul says:

Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
1 Corinthians 13:7 Amplified Version.

God is love. As you mull over Bible verses on love think of anyone that may have hurt you and pray for them. As hard as it may be for you to do you will find that a great release in your heart occurs. Love never fails. Also think of those who need love and pray for them that they would know the love of God that passes all understanding. Have faith that love never fails.

Sometimes in life you may never know this side of eternity what impact you have had on somebody by showing love to someone who hates you back. Only God knows. Never give up believing in the best of somebody. You may find them greet you in Heaven!

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Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13 8
Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13 8
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A well known Bible love verse. I Corinthians 13:13

But now faith, hope, and love remain—these three. The greatest of these is love.
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A well known Bible love verse. I Corinthians 13:13

The greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

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A well known Bible love verse. I Corinthians 13:13
The greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

 

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God will provide abundantly. Philippians 4: 19

God will provide abundantly. Philippians 4: 19
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God will provide abundantly.  Philippians 4: 19

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 19

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And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 19
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 19

 

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Renewed strength for those who wait on the Lord. Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait on the Lord
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Renewed strength for those who wait on the Lord

But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

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But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength ... Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength … Isaiah 40:31
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A Bible verse on healing. James 5:15

And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. James 5:15
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A Bible verse on healing.  James 5:15

And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. James 5:15

The Bible verse of the day is a scripture on healing. It is also a Bible verse on faith and grace.
There are Christian believers who have taken this scripture by faith and have seen the healing of physical diseases and sicknesses for their loved ones even those on their death beds.
Smith Wigglesworth was a Victorian  preacher, born in 1859.  He was from Yorkshire, England and a plumber by trade before embarking on a full-time preaching and healing ministry. He was unschooled and when he did eventually learn to read, he only read the Bible. So powerfully was he used by God that nine people were raised from the dead under his ministry. These are apparently documented cases.
On one occasion the following account of healing was documented where a young man was bed-bound and close to death:
How marvelous would it be for these days of faith and miracles to be restored in this generation.  It is completely God’s will to pray for the sick and they would recover.  Here’s a website where healings today are being documented:
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;  they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16: 17-18 NKJV)
Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
(Luke 18:8)

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And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. (James 5:15 KJV)
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. (James 5:15 KJV)
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The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace … Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Galatians 5:22
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The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace.  Galatians 5:22

The verse of the day is a scripture about the fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5: 22-23 are also wonderful bible verses about friendship.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness .. Galatians 5:22

Here the Apostle Paul is writing to the Christian believers at Galatia encouraging them to not be trapped into thinking that God requires religious rituals to be accepted by Him. He says that they are now under grace and not under law.

Paul begins to explain how Christians should now live and conduct themselves.

Firstly Paul says this:

For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don’t use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Galatians 5:13-14

Paul later explains what sort of behaviour is not loving. He also lists behaviour that prevents the inheritance of the kingdom of God.  Paul also says that we can only live free of such fleshly inclinations if we allow the Holy Spirit to help us. These are encouraging words to all believers in Christ.  Paul then lists “fruits’ of allowing Him to help us when we are weak in the flesh and enables us to love our neighbours. These fruits also help us to have rich friendships full of love, kindness, joy, peacefulness, goodness, long-suffering and faithfulness.

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Galatians 5:22
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