Verse of the Day


"The moment you began praying, a command was given. And now I am here to tell you what it was, for you are precious to God."

~Daniel 9:23


Today's Devotional Thought

September 13, 2012 by Wendy Foreman



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You are Precious

I found a note in my Bible today that said these words, "God loves you so, so, much...Do not ever give up!" Tears formed in my eyes as I read it. It just fell out of my Bible and in that moment, it was a reminder to me that in my crazy journey on this earth and with all that I experience and go through, I have a God up I heaven who loves me so very much and sees what I am going through. And, I have a dear, sweet friend who reminds me often to never give up.

As I read those words I was reminded of a young man I read about in the Scriptures whose name is Daniel. Daniel 9:23 says, "The moment you began praying, a command was given. And now I am here to tell you what it was, for you are very precious to God." Daniel had been praying for his people in the previous verses; he was confessing his sin and their sin and pleading with God.

But, what I want to focus on for a few moments are these words: "for you are very precious to God."

Do you believe that you are precious to God? Daniel prayed to God and a command was given. Daniel was a righteous man who loved God and obeyed Him and he was precious in God's sight. Friends, you are precious to Him. There are so many Scriptures that prove this to be true. Psalm 56:8 tells us "You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book." He sees each tear that falls and bottles them. Psalm 139 is all about how God knows us intimately because he created us. The very end of verse 18 of Psalm 139 tells us that when we awake God is right there watching over us. Who does that unless they love us? Unless we are precious to them?

I know today when that note fell out of my Bible it was like God knew I needed to see those words that were penned by a dear friend. It gives me great hope and encouragement to know that I have a God who loves me so very much and sees me as precious in his sight. So let me encourage you today with these words. Oh sweet friend, you are loved by your God in heaven more than you will ever know and don't ever, ever give up!!


Memorize this verse today:

"The moment you began praying, a command was given. And now I am here to tell you what it was, for you are precious to God."
~Daniel 9:23



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