Love God Greatly – In Jesus You Are ... Devotional: Into the Text:
Today’s reading is a continuation of David’s psalm that we read last week when we learned we are known by God. When we are known by Him, we can be certain our lives are not mere coincidence or fate–driven, but that we were created on purpose and for a purpose.
Certainly. It’s a word that means without doubt, surely, and carries a feeling of agreement. We can confidently claim that in Jesus we are intentionally made because the Creator of the universe has formed us, knows us, and invites us into a relationship with Him. God made every part of you, not just the visible parts of your body but your feelings, personality, and talents. He carefully and purposefully fit it all together before you were even born, knowing exactly what kind of person you would become.
You are thoroughly and completely known by God. Your identity is secure in Him and your purpose is found in Him. David’s psalm encourages us to respond to this knowledge of our identity with thanksgiving, not because of what we can do but because of what God has done. Who you are, where you are, and what you can do for God’s kingdom is not random or a mistake. You were created with love and intention.
How can your life be a grateful reflection of this truth as you interact with others this week?
Prayer:Heavenly Father, it is amazing to me that You carefully and intentionally formed every part of who I am, carefully weaving it all together before I was born. May my life reflect the gratitude I have for all You have done as I work, live, and love with purpose. Amen.