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Hello friends,

Philmont just finished up some writing and hammering out of new tunes and they excite me to my bones. I think everyone is going to enjoy the new stuff. In the morning we head out for a bit, we’ll be playing Agape festival so im excited to get there!

The rest of my blog comes from a devotion that I found and thoroughly enjoyed.

God Planned You as a Master Creation

Psalm 139:13-15
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.

“Created by God”

Today we will begin to consider some scripture passages to discover just how wonderful, unique, and important you are. Nearly everyone dislikes something about his physique or her personality. Tall people wish they were shorter. Short people would give anything to be taller. Math whiz kids envy those who can read anything and figure out what it means. Athletes sometimes hate not being able to do as well in school as other kids do. It doesn’t really seem to matter what set of strengths God gave us, we can always find someone we would rather be like.

Today’s scripture tells us that God made each individual person on earth exactly the way he wanted them to be. He has a job for each of us to do that requires the precise set of strengths and weaknesses he programmed into us.

The talents and positive personality traits God gave us make it possible for us do particular things. Those who love grammar and reading often become writers. Those who have better-than-average physical strength or coordination can take on jobs like building things or hiking to isolated villages to share the gospel. We all appreciate the talents of pianists, guitar players and singers who can lead us in worship.

But what about our weaknesses? Shy people make incredible listeners. Those who struggle with reading may become engineers or businessmen. The athletically challenged frequently compensate by organizing events and encouraging others. God has another important purpose for giving us some weak points. He wants to be sure that we can sympathize with our friends who also have difficulties. Because we become stronger and more compassionate as the result of our struggles, we can help others do the same.

We must remember that God’s is reflected in everything He makes. He is absolutely and perfectly good. So, anything he creates has to be awesome. He made you exactly the way you are to do something that only you can do. What a concept!
David, who wrote this Psalm, was the youngest in his family. His dad and brothers didn’t think he was even important enough to call away from the sheep when Samuel came to anoint the next king of Israel. But, God knew David would make a great king. After all, God created him for that purpose way before he was born. David had times when he wondered if God could ever use him, but he kept on obeying the Lord. As a result, he became one of the greatest heroes in the Bible. There are no unimportant jobs and no worthless people in God’s eyes. God created you for a job in his kingdom that is just as important as the one David did.

That comes from Martha E Menne from Flagstaff AZ

I hope you all have a good week!

-Justin 🙂



  1. Dude God really spoke to me through your bible study, definitly what I needed to read today

  2. That was great 🙂 thanks for sharing it!

  3. Thank you! That’s indeed amazing!

  4. I am totally stoked about the music, and must offer like a million thanks for the AWESOME devotion time this morning!

  5. That was great…I read this before school this morning and I needed it!! I am looking forward to seeing you dudes in a week!!! Planning on coming to Indianapolis on May 2nd. :] again, thanks for the devotional!!

  6. thanks sooo much for sharing that! i’ve needed reminders like that alot lately. I’m really excited to hear some of the new music because if it comes from philmont, i know its gonna be AWESOME!!

  7. WOW!! I really needed that today! thanks Justin! 🙂

  8. that was so awesome! Thanks for sharing this with us! Sometimes it’s hard for us to realize these things when we become so hard on ourselves, but it feels great to know we aren’t alone!! And that Jesus created us in His image, the way He wante us to be!! ❤
    You guys keep on rocking out! You're amazing!! (:

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