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July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014

"You Were Created for God's Pleasure"

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb…my eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”  Psalm 139: 13, 16 NIV

Your life matters.  All people want to believe that.  It doesn’t really matter what religious background you come from.  Even people who don’t believe in God want to know their lives count for something.

There are many places in the Bible that tell us that we are uniquely designed by God.  It also says He has a unique plan for our lives.  He personally oversaw our creation because He had something for us to do that only we can do.  Your parents may not have planned you, but God did.

God has set you apart for His special use.  How do we know this?

He designed you in His image - There is nothing else in all creation that was designed in the image of God.  That means you can talk to God.  You can pray to Him.  In fact, the Bible reminds us that we’re just a little lower than angels and crowned with glory and honor.

God planned your life before you were born - God had a purpose for your life before you took your first breath.  God thought of you before your parents conceived you.  He selected those parents that you might be born to them and through them you would bless the world.

God made you for His pleasure - In that you share with all creation.  God created everything for His pleasure but He especially created people.  He made us to live in fellowship with Him so that He and we could talk together.

You’re not an accident.  You have great value because you were designed in God’s image.  He planned your life before you were born and you were made for His pleasure.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don