The YOU Plan
One day God got an idea in His head… One that He couldn’t wait to begin. Oh how excited He was… He is the Creator, and creating is something God loves to do. This special day, He had the plan of YOU.
Gently He molded YOU, a pinch here a pat there. The Potter lovingly kneaded the special ingredients of YOU. In His mind’s eye He already saw YOU in complete formation. Each kneading with His hands lovingly done. Caressing the makings of YOU. You see, YOU were being created in the image of Him, formed in God’s image. How excited God must have been over the creation of YOU. He knew YOU would be one of a kind. Lovingly He filled YOU with the breathe of life, floating around in amniotic fluid YOU were surrounded by His Holy Spirit, no matter the situation of how YOU came to be – YOU came to be because He chose YOU to be. YOU were never a mistake. YOU were a plan. A God ordained well formulated plan.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
YOU were not a mistake. YOU were not a surprise. No matter your conception – YOU were created in love by God. Oh how proud He must have been as He stood back to see the results of His work in YOU. Watched YOU grow in your mother’s womb with joy and expectation and pride and a fatherly love. He took joy in the creation of YOU.
“You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all.: (Psalms 139:2-4)
God developed YOU. He knew the day YOU would arrive into the world. Like an expectant Father, He watched as YOU took your first breath. Your entrance a gift to the world. How hard it must have been for God to release YOU into the type of world He did not originally create it to be. Your birth was not into a Garden of Eden type of environment that God had originally planned for YOU to exist in. But into a cursed world full of dangers and temptations and experiences that God originally never intended for YOU to have to face. But knowing that in advance, He put into action the plan of Jesus, a chance for YOU to be reunited through Jesus back to Him. Did He kiss YOU on Your forehead before You were born and whisper into your being that along with all the other gifts He had created in YOU for YOU to discover along the course of your life – He had given YOU the gift of free will. Oh how hard that gift must have been for God to give each one of us… Free will… To choose Him or to deny Him. He has loved YOU since He created YOU and in that love given YOU the choice as to whether or not YOU in turn will choose, in the course of your life to love Him in return.
“In the same way, I tell you, joy breaks out in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who changes both heart and life.” (Luke 15:10)
It is not easy for a parent to allow their child to journey on their own, knowing fully well the dangers they may encounter along the way… But your Heavenly Father allows certain things to come into your life that will give YOU the opportunity and the knowledge that YOU need Him. As long as YOU have breathe in your body – breathe that He originally put within YOU, He gives YOU the chance to recognize Him for who He is. He is your Father. He created YOU, He loves YOU, He believes in YOU and the only thing that He wants is for YOU to love and believe in Him.
“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” (Psalms 34:8)
“Lord, I hear you – and I choose You this day because long ago, when You created me – You chose me. I love You, I need You, I want You to come into my life and to be my Lord and Savior. I believe You were born, that You died for my sins and that You rose again. I choose You Lord as You chose me before my days even came into existence. I choose to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Please come into my life and guide me. I love You Lord – and I choose YOU.”