The alarm clock rings. Another day awaits. The early morning news brings word of the newest economic summit. Meanwhile, the only financial summit you have is a monthly talk with your spouse about the checkbook.

While God cares about financial stability, world peace, and social justice, He has one great thing on His mind today--- You.

You are His workmanship, His masterpiece. There is no one else like you, and God cares for you with infinite watchfulness. He knows exactly how many hairs came out in your brush this morning. Your checkbook matters as much as the federal budget, harmony in your home as much as harmony among nations.

His forgiveness is just for you. His love is custom-designed to meet your most excruciating emotional/spiritual needs. His Word speaks to you personally. He calls you by name as He did Samuel. He is intimately acquainted with every single one of your particular ways and has numbered each of your days on earth.

Yet you are not to stand still and bask in all this attention lavished on you. As His workmanship, you are taken care of by God so that you may engage in a lifetime of extending His goodness to others.

You may wake up each day with a positive outlook and the knowledge that He is at work through you to accomplish His purposes. You are important to God. No one can do them but you.

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They are innumerable! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up in the morning, you are still with me! Psalm 139:17-18