Deliberately Designed

“Your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” – Psalm 139:16

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He has known us and had a plan for us, even before we were conceived.  The very length of our lives have been known to Him, long before being fully lived.

If He who formed me in my mother’s womb, has known me and had plans for me since before my birth, how serious should I be as I seek Him to direct my every step?

This passage points me to the promise provided in Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

His plans for our life are perfect.  He does not pawn off His plans, nor push; rather He remains patient as He waits for us to pursue the path which He has prepared for us.  When we seek our Savior, He is swift to speak softly to the soul of all who call on Him.  He is not slow to answer, yet at times, we can be slow to hear, or we delay to actually act on that which we have heard.  As we depend on Him, and listen and obey, we are granted the privilege to witness the wonders of our great and glorious King.  To take in the beauty of hearts healed and lives restored through the mighty movement of the Magnificent, ought to overwhelm our hearts with awe, and flood our beings with the faith and fortitude to forge forward – wherever He is leading us to go.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You have known and loved us since before we were born.  Thank You that each one of us was planned with a purpose.  Thank You that by Your Spirit, You lovingly lead us Lord, that we may listen and obey, and walk in Your will all of our numbered days.  Teach and equip us to ever pursue the path You have planned for each of us.  May our lives following Your leading, bring hope, health and healing to every heart that longs to know of Your goodness and grace.  Transform our hearts and minds so that we may learn to love like You.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present


  1. A lovely article and prayer…and amen to the ‘transformation’ He has designed for each of us…into His likeness. Blessed Sunday!

  2. Thank you, again, Shannon. Timely. “His plans for our life are perfect. He does not pawn off His plans, nor push; rather He remains patient as He waits for us to pursue the path which He has prepared for us.”

  3. Thanks Shannon, reading this brings to mind the fact that the Children of Israel were in captivity when Jer 29:11 was spoken to them, they had to wait and endure a hard situation before the fulfillment of those words. It just reminds me to keep enduring because despite the situation His intent is still the same. Thanks again!

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