I was recently asked to speak at a winter conference at a Christian Camp located in New England. Their theme for 2023 is “Created with a Purpose” based on Psalm 139:14:
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
I do not think that you could find a more important truth found in the Bible that we need to understand, embrace, and share with our family and friends. This message tells us that we have great value according to our Creator God. Here is a summary of what I shared:
God has made us:
- Image-bearers – We have all been made in the image of God. (Genesis 1:24-28)
- Individually – We have all been “handcrafted” as a unique person. (Ps. 139:14)
- Intentionally –We have all been made with a purpose. (Ephesians 2:10)
Here is the TRUTH from the Bible:
- God LOVES you just as you are and provided the means to have a permanent personal relationship with Him. God is not willing that any should perish! (Romans 5:8)
- God desires to CHANGE you be more like Christ as you DAILY surrender your will to Him. (Isaiah 64:8 / Philippians 1:6 / Romans 8:28-29)
- God desires to USE you to share the truth about Him to others. (Romans 12:1-2)
Maybe you have been there. Perhaps you have struggled or are now struggling with the proverbial questions: What is my purpose? What is God’s plan (will) for my life? Maybe you’re not sure if you are up to the challenge of what you are going through in your life RIGHT NOW.
I would encourage you to read the Scripture verses in this Bible Study. Notice the first four words of Psalm 139:14 – “I WILL praise thee…” When was the last time you thanked God for creating you exactly the way you are and for having a special plan for your life? Understand, embrace, and then share these verses with others.
Be a “Living Ambassador” of the Truth!