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August 1, 2021 | Javan Shashaty
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“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained.”—Psalm 8:3 (NKJV)
Astronomers estimate that our corner of the galaxy holds 400 billion stars. Every twinkle in the dark sky is a reminder of God’s majesty. Scripture tells us that God counts the stars and calls each one by name (Psalm 147:4). As day fades and the moon rises each night, we can look up at the heavens and feel at peace because God has orchestrated every detail of our lives. He is sovereign over every speck in the universe. He knows you by name, and He has a design for your day.
With a flick of His finger, God created the entire cosmos. Planets, sun, moon, and constellations are all held in place by our Almighty Creator. His infinite power has established order, and He directs our lives with the same precision. Nothing escapes God’s notice.
Let this fact blow your mind today: The Maker of heaven and earth is “mindful” of you (Psalm 8:4). In this immeasurable universe, you are not insignificant to your infinite God. He is intimately involved in every aspect of your life. God is alert to your present position and is attentive to your problems and concerns.
We are frail humans, but God is faithful, and He will never let us fall. He is upholding each of our lives just as certainly as He has placed every star in the sky.
God’s redemption is at work through all His creation. Just as He displays His majesty through the moon and stars, He is revealing His glory through each of His children. Those who wisely follow God “shine like the brightness of the firmament” (Daniels 12:3 NKJV).
How is your twinkle? The apostle Paul challenges us to be light bearers in this dark world: “Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain” (Philippians 2:14-15 NKJV). Let’s purpose to shine brightly so God’s glory is revealed through our lives.
DIG: Read Psalm 19 and Psalm 139. What do you learn about God’s design for your life from looking up into the heavens?
DISCOVER: Read Isaiah 43:1-13. God knows you by name. Why were you created (v. 7)? For what purpose did God choose you (v. 10)?
DO: You were designed by God for a unique purpose. Ask God to show you how you can actively reveal His glory through your actions this week.