Friday, July 21, 2017

You Are Wonderfully Made

Chuckle: “How’d you make out in that fight with your wife?”  “She came crawling to me on her hands and knees.”  “Yeah? what did she say?”  “Come out from under the bed, you coward!”  --R & R Magazine
Quote: "God creates out of the absolute superabundance of his mercy and love." --George Florovsky

"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory . . . for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being" (Revelation 4:11 NIV).
Are there times when you feel people, even those closest to you, just don't understand you? They don't have a clue about who you are and what talents and abilities you possess. To fully understand a person, one would have to become that person and live as they live. When we think about how difficult it is really know someone and fully appreciate their unique abilities and personality, it should remind us once again of the amazing attributes of God. He knows you intimately because He created you physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
You are you a unique creation of God. "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" (Psalms 139:13-14 NIV). There is no other exactly like you. As your Creator, He made you to suit Himself and knows everything about you.
You are God's treasured possession. "You are a chosen people, . . . a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light" (1 Peter 2:9 NIV). You are uniquely valuable and beautiful in His eyes. When God created you, He made no mistakes. You are just as He wanted you to be, and everything about you is lovely and precious to Him
You are a member of God's own family/household. "Consequently, you are . . . fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household" (Ephesians 2:19 NIV). Because of God's amazing love, grace, and mercy you have become a precious member of God's family -- if you have trusted Christ as Savior and Lord..
You are gifted by God with great potential for service. "We have different gifts, according to the grace given us" (Romans 12:6 NIV). These gifts and abilities are to be used as instruments of service to bless the lives of others for the glory of God.
The next time you look at yourself in a mirror, please remember that God made you, loves you, and wants you to know how perfectly you were created. Therefore, all of us should praise and honor God because He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. "In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love." --Igor Stravinsky
Love, Jerry & Dotse


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