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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Realizing that I’m God's Work of Art

In review of Psalms 139:13-14 it says, “You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother’s body. I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well.”

Bottom Line:
God created me, forming me in my mother’s womb.  I will give thanks to Him.  What he has done is wonderful.

What this means to me:
God created every part of me, putting me together in my mother’s womb.  I will give thanks to Him, because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made.  Everything He does is marvelous. I know this very well. As stated in these verses, “You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother’s body. I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well” Psalms 139:13-14 (NCV).  Therefore God sees me as a work of art.  When He looks it’s not critically but with a look of deep love.  My body is his workmanship.  Given this truth, I need to adopt the right attitude about my body. I shouldn’t reject or neglect it.  God has truly blessed me and taken care of me when I had let myself slide.  He is using my past infection to get my attention and in doing so has made sure that major harm has not come to me.  He is healing me very well. So, keeping my body in shape will also become a spiritual discipline for me. I need to remember that God created my body, Jesus died for it, the Holy Spirit lives in it, my body is connected to Christ, and it’s going to be resurrected one day. Ultimately, a day will come when God will hold me accountable for how I managed my body.  It’s important to remember that God gave me the body that I’ll need to complete my mission here on Earth. Also, I need to remember that when I reject my body, I’m essentially saying, “God, you made a mistake!” God doesn’t make mistakes.

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