Have you ever felt God’s deep love for you?
It’s easy to think that we may just all be an accident, but let me assure you that you are not and neither am I. Psalm 139:15-16 says,
“You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.” (MSG)
Nothing about you is an accident. God chose every detail of your being for a specific purpose. He knew exactly where and when you would be born. Some children may be unplanned by their parents, but they are not unplanned by God. He knew all along who, where, when and why they would be born.
What experience in life makes you think that maybe you were created for a specific purpose?
Before you use the “I’ve made too many mistakes” card, let me say this: God considers every human mistake, sins. He redeems our situations to use them for His glory. Thank goodness!
You may be asking yourself, “Why would God create me knowing that I would make all the mistakes I have made?” God’s motive for creating each of us is…love. Read Ephesians 1:4-5 with me, “Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ.”
He is a God of love. That’s why He went to all the trouble to create each of us, even knowing that we would make the mistakes we did. He IS love.
“I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.” (Romans 12:3, MSG)
Think about this: How would your life change if you really started to live each day knowing in confidence that God loves you and has a purpose for your life?
Until next time,