I Knew You
January 22, 2006
I Formed You
ÿ God alone is the author and creator of all life.
6 You alone are the Lord. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve and give life to everything, and all the angels of heaven worship you.
ÿ This whole idea of God being the creator and giver of life is central to our faith and the hope that is ours in Christ. (It is through this that we find order and direction. We believe that God is the one who has established our universe and the order that is in it. Therefore, we are to honor Him by following that order.
3 By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
I Knew You
ÿ God has created us for a purpose – He knows us before we even leave the womb.
5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
13You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it. 15You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
ÿ We are different from the rest of creation in that God desires to have a relationship with us.
26 Then God said, “Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves. They will be masters over all life—the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the livestock, wild animals, and small animals.”
I Set You Apart
ÿ God sets us apart and bestows upon each of us gifts that He desires to use in service to Him.
Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.”
10 God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you.
1 Peter 4:10
I Appointed You
ÿ God has called each one of us to be a herald of life and hope for His creation – especially for His chosen creation.
“…and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.”
Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.