It’s worth a deeper study, but what we do know is - you’ve always existed to God.
In Jeremiah chapter one verse five God tells him this: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
Wow! What an encouragement for Jeremiah, but what an encouragement for you too! Not only does God give away the fact that he is the great Midwife but that he creates our purpose before he creates us!
Imagine being built with a purpose in mind!
If this is true, then several things become extremely important to know:
- you are meant to be born: how’s that for confidence! You are meant to be on earth. Not a random collection of evolving cells but a perfectly designed, intention of God.
- you are meant to be here, now: it’s no accident that you’re alive in the current timeline of humanity. God knows why you are here for such a time as this.
- you have value: purpose creates value. Because you are one of a kind, you are priceless.
- you have a part to play to change the world. God knows what it is and he wants you to know it too.
So today, lets ask God to use 2018 to reveal his purpose for our lives. But let’s also be confident: we were born for a reason. Before there was a ‘you,’ there was a ‘why’ and that’s good news.
Read a little more…
Jeremiah 1 v 5 - 10
Isaiah 49 v 1 - 7
Ephesians 1 v 1 - 23
Cornerstone Prayer Focus: Today pray for our amazing Advance Team, who prepare our buildings for church. This team helps create a physical environment in our venues that help visitors and guests find their way and feel welcome.