Sunday, 12 January 2014

What was God thinking when He created us?

Have you ever watched someone write a song or a poem? The words that are carefully chosen, the style that is used and the joy that the writer experiences when he has completed it - the silent satisfaction. Then he sits back and admires what he has created.

Then the writer starts to softly sing the song in his head … it plays over and over in his mind as he chooses the melody, the rhythm as well as the instruments that will bring the song to life.

The end-result is the song that is playing over the radio and being admired by others.

Ephesians 2:10
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." NKJV

We are God's creation, the Greek word used here for workmanship (poiema) means the following: "The word signifies that which is manufactured, a product, a design produced by an artisan. Poiema emphasizes God as the master Designer, the universe as his creation (Rom 1:20), and the redeemed believer as His new creation (Eph 2:10). Before conversion our lives had no rhyme or reason. Conversion brought us balance, symmetry, and order. We are God's poem, His work of art. " (quoted from the Strongs Hebrew \ Greek Dictionary)

After God carefully planned all your features, your hair, the colour of your eyes, as well as your unique personality - He lovingly formed you and completed His design. You are beautiful to God.

Even though you might not feel like it, you are a labour of love.

God spent time thinking out every detail of your life - what your purpose would be, what you would do, how He would empower you to accomplish the impossible.

Just think about this for a moment, you are God's work of art! You are not a slap dash half-baked idea but a work of art. God himself took time to design you.

Zephaniah 3:17 
"The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." NKJV

God even sings songs about you! He rejoices over you. This means that God sees you as important, He sent His Son to save you and you have been recreated in Christ and given a new nature.

You may be wondering, "If God loves me so much, why can't I feel His love?" you need to open yourself up to God and invite Him to come and love you. He wants to love you, He wants to show you that He cares for you.

But sometimes we don't realize that it is God's love when something happens to us. You get a break and then you say, "Wow but I was lucky!". When it was God who blessed you. We need to thank Him when He is good to us. Ask Him to help you to experience His love. Start looking for His blessings and you will find them! (Matthew 7:7).

We need to realize that we have a loving Father who wants to take care of us. We can trust Him not to let us down.

Joshua 1:5b
"I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you." NKJV

Accept God as your Father, He has always loved you and He always will. Stop trying to do it all alone and learn to bask in the warmth of His love.

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