Monthly Archives: August 2011

Ephesians 1:11

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will

There is great joy and freedom when you realize that you didn’t choose God, but He first chose you! This great love is what every person faces when they come into the kingdom of heaven. God’s activity didn’t just happen at salvation, but this continues throughout our lives – God is working things out in ways that we don’t see. So take heart; God is actively involved in your life, both in ways that you can see and ways that are invisible to your view. Rejoice in that truth. Trust in His unending love.

Genesis 2:7

Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Man is unique in all of God’s creation for he holds the breath of God in his being. We are created with such wonder that our inclination is to worship a spouse, a child, a leader, or another human that inspires us. Yet our misguided attention to others is rooted in the recognition of something divine. We are filled with God’s breath. Every human being is a reminder of the Image of God, and our awe needs to go beyond the created order to the Creator.

1 Timothy 6:17

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

Proverbs 5:21

For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.