Devotional 9/8

It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5

What matters most is not what I think I am or am not. What matters is what my Father sees in me and what He says about me.

Steven Furtick

The word of God says that we are predestined. This doesnt take away our free will, but His perfect will was deposited into us when His spirit became one with ours. Once we accepted Christ our lives changed, our nature changed. We can resist God or go with His flow, this is the reality of becoming a child of God. God does not call robots, He calls those who He had preordained and foresaw. God was already aware of us, before we were in our mothers’ womb. 

In Psalm 139, David says you saw me in my mothers womb, you knitted me together; I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Jeremiah states that God revealed to him that He was set apart from the womb to be a prophet to the nations, and when Jesus calls one of the disciples Nathaniel, He told him “I saw you when you were under the fig tree.” The irony here is that Jesus did not physically see him, but being God, He was aware of his every move: which is why Nathaniel says “truly you are the son of God!“.

God is calling you. Yes, you, with your shyness, your issues and complexities. You with all your imperfections, your annoyances, your sins, and your stubborness. You, with your lack of biblical knowledge and confusion about religions and church. He is not calling you because you are good, or deserving. He is calling you because He created you with a purpose, and the world needs that purpose. God knows us, better than the manufacturers of Apple know their products. And He is calling us to be fulfilled in Him, as He delights in us.

God is calling us, to perfect us- but this work will not be done until Jesus returns to reign for eternity. We will always be a work in progress. We will always be under construction, by His grace we grow and by His grace we are sustained. As we allow God to work in us, and accept to work with His agenda, we develop and give birth to His dreams. Then we can say, God gives us the desires of our hearts: when, and if, we delight in Him.

Lets pray:

Father God, eternal father, thank you for your grace. Thank you for your undeserving goodness, and revelation. Thank you for your relentless love, i bless your throne. I present to you my brothers and sisters, those in you and those you are calling, and those who have backslidden. I pray for their emotional and mental wellbeing, may you draw their hearts to you. May you speak to them in dreams and visions of their purpose for being alive, show them that what you planned is not a longshot but an ordinance: a plan, a reason for which you created them in specific. In Jesus name, Amen. 






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