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Food for Thought – May/June 2011

May 2, 2011 by  
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The God who met with Moses on the mountain is the same God who meets with me. The God who provided the ram for Abraham provided Jesus to set me free. He’s the one great God eternal. He holds all creation in His hands. And, in His eyes I am “one of a kind”. I’ve been made a special person. When I think about all the people in this world, I just can’t understand. How in the world can God know me when there are billions of men?  Then I realize that it’s not in this world, but in His infinite power.  He has made me “one of a kind” especially for this hour.

     Do you realize what a special place you hold in God’s eyes?  When I was growing up, I thought it was amazing that each person has his own identifiable fingerprints. We now know that every one of our 10,000,000,000,000 or more cells contains a genetic DNA code established at conception, and no one else who has ever lived has your DNA code. You had no choice in determining your place or date of birth, your race, parents, siblings, talents and abilities. Each of us has been individually pre-programed by God and placed uniquely into a time, culture and position of opportunity for a special purpose in the fulfillment of His overall plan for mankind.

     When we think about this we often refer to Esther 4:13-14 where Esther’s cousin Mordecai tells her that if she doesn’t speak up, deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but she and her house will be destroyed, and “who knows whether thou are come to the kingdom for such a time as this.”  The Bible is filled with examples of specific people born at a specific time, place and position in history for a specific purpose in God’s plan. We could mention Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and David, as well as Rahab the harlot of Jericho, Samuel, Paul, Barnabas, Timothy, Gideon, Peter, James, John and the list goes on.  We tend to put each of these on a pedestal, but they are no different from any of us except that they submitted to God’s will for their lives. The same God who worked mightily in each of them is still at work today in our lives if we will only choose to draw nigh unto Him and allow Him to work in and through us.

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