Psalm 139:15 New Living Translation (NLT)
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
Often its easy to forget just how special we are to the Father. We can become blasé and figure that we are just another part of God’s world, rather than someone uniquely special to Him.
The above passage reminds me of expectant parents – you have this thing, magically formed inside your partner and already you have love for them. Right from the moment of conception you do all you can to nurture this child, for it be successful and happy when he or she arrives.
You invest in them, and the idea of them. Seemingly thousands of hours of planning and time and money to ensure the best outcome. You love them, know them, sense who they might become and feel uniquely connected.
Such is the Father with each of us. Each one special in their own way, just as He planned, each one growing and nurtured in their own way… Just as He planned.
Jeremiah 1:5 New Living Translation (NLT)
5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
Before you were born I set you apart
and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
In these passages we don’t see a cold Creator or a God unconcerned with His people. What we see is the picture of a very personal, invested, loving God obsessed with the welfare of His Children.
The spirit of these passages are a reminder.. that He knew and chose YOU! Not the neighbour next door or the lady down the street, not the Televangelist with the huge viewer ratings and not the last winner of an Academy award. No, He chose you to be loved by Him as His special Child of God.
Our very identity rests not only in who we are but more importantly Who’s we are. For we are not our own, but bought with a great price through the redeeming love and sacrifice of Christ.
A sacrifice made in God Himself, for YOU. You with the wonky hair and the funny voice, you that criticises the way you look in the mirror each morning and you that has cried out to your Father time and time again to be loved.
He loves YOU. Because of who you are, who you always were and who you are called to be.
Invest in the love that He has invested in you. You were chosen, formed and moulded to be just who you are in God today. Draw near to the Father in Jesus Christ and invest, revel and rejoice in the Love and Purpose that He has for you…
Jeremiah 29:11 New Living Translation (NLT)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
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