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by Shirley Thomas
05/09/05
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Today as I awoke from my slumber, my first thought was that God had been watching me as I slept. Now, if anyone else had been watching me I would have felt embarrassed. God is the one who created me and knows my deepest secrets. He knows more about me than I know myself. He doesn't care that my hair is standing straight up on my head (He knows the very number of hairs that are on my head) or that I haven't put on my make-up yet. He loves me because I am His child, His creation and He accepts me just the way I am. It's okay that He has been watching me, in fact, I am relieved that He is ever watching me, looking out for my good.

I am reminded of the fact that according to Jeremiah 1:5, He has planned my day long before I was born. He told Jeremiah that he had been ordained a prophet before he was in his mother's womb. God is no respector of persons, so I know He has done the same for me. Since I have been washed in the blood of Jesus Christ, I am a righteous woman of God, so therefore my footsteps for the day have already been ordered by God. I have nothing to fear or dread for the day because He is a good God and always plans my day for the very best.

Psalm 68:19 comes to mind as I begin to arise out of my bed. God daily loads me up with benefits. I don't have to rely on yesterday or my future, but today I have a fresh load of benefits. What a God I serve!

As a child of God, I have His very Spirit residing inside of me. He never leaves me or forsakes me. His word tells me that when His Spirit arises, my enemies are scattered. So as I arise, His Spirit arises, so therefore my enemies are scattered.

He has a very definite and special plan for my day and He has given me everything I will need to walk out this plan. I have the armor of God that I can dress in each day. I have His spirit which comes with the fruit of His Spirit and the Gifts of His Spirit. I have His anointing, the very power of God, inside of me.

My day will be full of suprises for me, but not God. He has planned this day for many for a very long time. As all of these thoughts fill my heart and mind I can hardly wait to get dressed and live out the purpose that God has planned just for me. Today is going to be wonderful!

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