You belong to God

Tuesday August 29, 2023
Bob Gass
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“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!” Psalm 139:14 NLT

Do you remember the old TV series The Six Million Dollar Man? He was built and equipped with powerful bionic limbs and implants. Well, he has nothing on you! You’re unique, one of a kind, a genuine marvel of God’s creative genius. For example, your tongue – 400 little taste buds, each one capable of discerning the difference between asparagus and lemon meringue pie. And how about your intestinal system? Twenty million little mouths capable of digesting almost anything. Then there is your cooling system. Frigidaire has nothing like it; 350,000 sweat glands per square inch. And how about your sensory system? A network of ten million nerves, the branches of which send and interpret messages and also formulate a response for each. You’re one in seven billion! Nobody else has your voice pattern, fingerprints, or DNA. When you were born, God didn’t stop and say, “What are we going to do with this one?” No, you were given your Father’s name (see Isaiah 43:1). You were bought with a price (see 1 Corinthians 6:20). You were made a member of His redeemed family (see 1 John 3:2). Your steps are ordered by him (see Psalm 37:23). He has already planned your success (see Jeremiah 29:11). He loved you when you were unlovable and chose you before you could do either right or wrong. Doesn’t that give Him the right to say, “I want your praise and obedience, I want you to spend time with Me, I want you to read the letters I’ve written to you, and I don’t want anybody or anything to come between us”? The word for you today is – you belong to God!

The Word for You Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from Celebration Enterprises, Inc. Copyright © 2024

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