Daily Bread, August 18, 2017
You’re an Original
Each of us is an original from God’s hand. There are no self-made men or women. No one ever became talented, buffed or bright all by himself or herself. God made each of us all by Himself. He thought of us and formed us out of His unspeakable love.
God made your body, mind and soul. And He isn’t done with you; He is still making you. His single-minded purpose is our maturity: “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6). God is making your braver, stronger, purer, more peaceful, more loving, less selfish – the kind of person you’ve perhaps always wanted to be.
“[God’s] unfailing love continues forever and his faithfulness continues to each generation” (Psalm 100:5). God has always loved you (‘forever” goes both ways), and He will be faithful to you to the end.
You’ve been given a love that lasts forever and a God who will never give up on you. That’s a good reason to have joy and to “come before him with joyful songs” (Psalm 100:2).
If you can’t carry a tune, just give Him a shout-out: “Shout for joy to the Lord” (Psalm 100:1).
– David Roper