You are an arrow made by God for a specific and detailed journey to the target of eternal life. You are not mass-produced with cheap materials and poor direction. There are many liars and a father of lies who desire you to believe you are cheap, but that is not true. You are beautiful and priceless.
Psalm 139:14 “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
God makes only the best of everything, including you, Your design is perfect, and you have a purpose. This is who you are in Christ, the Son of God, and you will find your way to your design and purpose through Him.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not die but have everlasting life.”
You are God’s special arrow. If you stay in the quiver, you will not find your destiny. Ask him to be sent forth. Ask for your path to be straight and true. When you are set free from God’s bow, you will not fall short of the target. He is both your archer and your target. His is a no fail system. You can trust him, but you can’t trust yourself.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight.”
Start here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1&version=NLT
Psalm 29 describes what can happen when God’s voice sounds over creation. His voice echoes thunderously over the sea. His voice splits trees and mountains skip out of the way, His voice strikes with lightning bolts and makes the desert shake and quake. His voice twists mighty trees and strips entire forests bare.
You can see that King David, as he wrote this Psalm, is comparing hearing the voice of God to the power in lightning, raging seas, earthquakes, and tornadoes. The voice of God is filled with power and majesty and greater than all these events put together. Think of the power of a tsunami. Everything in its path is washed out in the moment of its arrival, and nothing escapes. God’s voice is even greater.
Because God can speak and everything he made by his word can also be unmade, consider his awesome mercy to us. Jesus Christ the only begotten son of God is the word of God come to live with us and save us from the wrath of God. Jesus paid for out sin that separated us from God with his own body, giving himself up to death in the ultimate sacrifice. Then he rose from the dead even defeating death itself and to all who believe he offers his eternal life with him.
He puts his own spirit in us so that we can hear God right inside us and there is as much power in his still, small voice as there is in the sound that makes mountains leap aside.
He chooses us and teaches us to hear his voice and speak what we hear to the dying world so that all might be saved.
Do you desire the power and majesty of almighty God in your life? Begin to seek him in his written word, trust him to teach you, and signs and wonders shall follow. Give him honor for his glory and strength.
God rules over the floodwaters, and he rules over you. He is king forever. He gives his people strength, and he blesses them with peace. (Ps. 29:10-11)
Almighty God, the Creator of all things, deserves our reverence and obedience. Did he not make us? Did he not make this beautiful Earth? When you look up, up, up into a clear night starry sky, can you doubt that there is One God, Creator of All Things? How could the universe hold together without a power greater than any human mind can understand? It has to be God. There is no other answer.
So we must fear God. His almighty power is fearsome. His love is also great and mighty and fearsome. God is Love.
Please listen to what God has done for us. He has made a way to be our companion and friend and to show us his love, and to give us the measure of his power we need to love others. Truly loving others in the power of God is what makes us more like him. This comes about through our believing in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
We love because he first loved us. We can open our hearts to all people when the love of Christ lives in us and the life of Christ is lived through us.
These are not high falutin’ words. These words are based on God’s Word, the Holy Bible, which you can read and believe for yourself. God’s Word is absolute truth. It loses nothing in translation, as modernists will argue. God is God. He has absolute power. He can protect his Word. He says it is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting deep into your physical life to reveal the spiritual life within. What is in your heart? What does the Word of God reveal? Is Christ living there unashamedly so all is well?
Let us work toward complete purity because we fear God. (2 Corinthians 7:1b)
God has said most specifically that it is mankind’s work and privilege to care for the earth and all created things. To plant and water and harvest good food, and to care for the animals, especially. This dominion is for our benefit.
However, there is a war going on over the earth that we cannot see. There is satan, a fallen angel, and his host of demons who oppose the will of God, and satan’s place of opposition is the earth. He is known also as the prince of power of the air. A spiritual being working constantly against man to keep all men and women and children from knowing God’s love and grace if he can. Satan is the father of lies. If he can distract you from God, he will, making it very, very hard for man to take care of creation and live from its fruit. One of satan’s big lies is distracting us so much we forget what we are even up against and give in to despair.
IS it possible, then to obey God when this powerful enemy is waging a war we cannot even see?
Yes. It is totally possible. God has provided for his children to know that we know we have the ultimate weapon against the enemies of God. We have the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Jesus is the Bread of Life. Call upon his Name and receive everything you need for life and godliness.
The Way God has made to obey him is Jesus Christ.
Today, put away your to-do list and tell the Lord every little thing and ask for his help. You will know you are fully surrendered when the distractions fade, your thinking clears up, and the peace that passes understanding wells up in you.
Need a place to begin? Psalm 8, then Romans 12:1-2. When you turn to God and give everything back to him, especially what he has already given to you, that is worship, and that is where every victory is.
Be faithful to Christ and press on.