You are no accident and where you are in life and the situation you are in is no surprise to God. Situational ethics is now being taught in many schools. One teacher, wanting to illustrate that human reasoning is many times wrong, gave the following situation to a class of students: "How would you advise a mother who was pregnant with her fifth child based on the following facts. Her husband had syphilis. She had tuberculosis. Their first child was born blind, their second child died while their third child was born deaf and the fourth child had tuberculosis. The mother is considering an abortion. Would you advise her to have one?" Most of the students agreed that she should have an abortion. The teacher then announced, "If you said 'Yes' you would have just killed the great composer Ludwig von Beethoven!"
You and I were created in response to the loving plan of God.
Psalm 139:14-16 "I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well. You saw my bones being formed as I took shape in my mother's body. When I was put together there, you saw my body as it was formed. All the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old" (NCV).
We were created in love ... for love. God Himself supervised our formation. We were created for a special purpose and with a unique plan for our lives. In other words, we were created by God for God!
Psalm 100:3 "Know that the LORD is God. He made us, and we belong to him; we are his people, the sheep he tends" (NCV).
In this verse, "LORD" literally means "Father" or "dearest daddy." We were not created to be His puppet. We were created for an intimate relationship with God. He created us and chose us. He has a special plan for you.
Jeremiah 29:11 "I know what I am planning for you," says the LORD. "I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future" (NCV).
The best plan for our lives rests solely in the hands of the One who created us. In the early days of the automobile, a man's Model T Ford stalled in the middle of the road. No matter what he tried, the car wouldn't start. Finally, a chauffeured limousine pulled up behind him and a wiry, energetic man stepped from the back seat, offering his assistance. After tinkering for a few moments, the stranger said, "Now try it!" Immediately the engine leaped to life. The well dressed man then identified himself as Henry Ford. "I designed and built these cars," he said, "So I know what to do when something goes wrong."
God is our creator. When our lives are broken, He can heal them. When the plan falls apart, He can fix it. We are wanted, loved and cherished by God. We belong to Him. We are chosen.
Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for the plan You have for my life. I want to follow You and obey You each day - for Your glory, Lord. I want others to examine my life and know that the only possible explanation is You. When I am in trouble, remind me to turn to You first for the answers I need. Help me to walk in the Light, to doubt my doubts and to celebrate the fact that because I am chosen ... I am blessed. I love You, Father.
In Jesus' name,