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Known by God — June 8, 2018

Known by God

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”

(Jeremiah 1:5)

Isn’t it a wild thought that before you were ever who you are, God knew you? Before any mistake,any sin, any lie, anything you’ve ever done, God knew you? Let’s take a look at what that means: that means that before you ever did anything wrong, He knew who you were to Him: His sweet little girl. Before anything was in place in your life, He already had his mind made up about you. He knew every character trait you have, every strength, every talent, and every challenge. What’s even crazier to think of is how He still chose you, even with all of those things known. It may be hard to believe, but know that it’s true! Before the world was formed, when sin first entered the world, when Jesus came and gave His life to redeem us from sin, He had you in mind because He already knew you. To know someone or something means to be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information. It also means to have developed a relationship with(someone) through meeting and spending time with them; be familiar or friendly with. He already knew that you were more than that poor decision you just made, or what you’re struggling with. He already knew that you are bigger than the times you’ve fallen. God had relationship with us in eternity, and He has spent enough time with us to already have established thoughts about us. Those are the thoughts that matter to us, not the ones that linger from failure.

Our decisions are important to God, and though they matter, they don’t change His mind about us because. He knew that we would mess up and fall short more than we probably should, but He also knew what He saw and instilled within us before those moments. He wants us to know that we are not defined by the world, our own thoughts, or even our experiences. We are defined by the eyes of the Creator, and He says that we are His workmanship! We are complete in Him because His strength is made perfect in weakness. We are more than conquerors through Him. Everything His word lays out about us as His chosen people is truth. However, it’s up to us to believe and receive that. His word matters because He sees beyond our sin, weak areas, and struggles– He sees His truth that He placed within us.

No matter where you are today, know this: You are already chosen. You are chosen, even when the guy doesn’t choose you. You are already chosen even when someone gets the job instead of you. You are already chosen even when it seems you’ve been forgotten. God has your name carved into His hands, His heart, and His mind, and nothing can remove you from those places, except you. Make the choice today to choose God’s heart for you instead of the lies of the enemy that arose from the consequences of your sin. Just as God chose you despite Him knowing all you’d do, I pray that God helps you to choose Him day after day, moment after moment…even when He doesn’t answer when you feel that He should.

Know that your past mistakes haven’t hindered you from God’s love; it actually made you an even greater candidate for it. Despite what your present circumstances display, know that you have already been chosen by God, and He has treasures stored up for His chosen people. That includes you!

 

My prayer for you today is that God helps you to see that you were on His mind from the beginning of time, and even beyond where you are now. Nothing you do can make God love you any less. His love for you was established and etched into eternity, and cannot be removed by any means. Let the confident peace of God reign over you today, and let it clothe you in His love, knowing that you are already chosen ❤

In a free moment today, listen to this song, and let God’s love overshadow you wherever you are. There’s no justification for you to not receive His love♥