Why Have You Made Me Like This?

 

But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” Romans 9:20 ESV.

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You are one of a kind. There has not been nor will be another you. You are distinctly designed, gifted, and empowered for the work God has prepared beforehand specifically for you (Eph. 2:10).

When you compare yourself to others without the light of God, you may be easily led a strayed. Humans like to compare themselves with each other to make themselves feel more important. It is the outcome of insecurity and immaturity. Generally, the importance they place on themselves is measured by the value system of this world’s gods. This value system may have truth blended within it. However, the system is broken because the center-base is not the Creator and Sustainer of Life.

Most often this question is asked by people outside of Christ. For when a person begins to understand who Jesus is and that our identity is found IN him, than that person longs to discover how he may best serve His King. He doesn’t focus on his human condition, resources, or position in life. Instead, he learns to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit.

Through the Spirit’s leadership, one learns to walk in harmony with the God who made and sustains all things. She begins to witness miracles in their life. They watch as hearts are changed and blessings are poured upon them not because of how they fit into the world’s way of doing things, but because God abundantly cares for them.

Instead of focusing on what one doesn’t have, one’s health, one’s financial challenges, or one’s family situation, we begin to focus on the Triune God’s work. We pray and seek His will, His purpose, and His season. We discover a life of adventure and bliss. Not as the world pursues it, but as God designed it to be.

You were created for more than what your dreams, desires, and ambitions will eventually realize.  You were born to be reborn into the inner house of the Family of God. Today we learn through our daily routines how and what that means. Tomorrow we will take our training and expand our role into the universe. Yes, God knows why He made you, you. Are you ready to find out what that is?  I dare you.

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Executive Director & Founder
Marketplace Bible Institute
& Resource Center, Inc
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WHAT ARE SOME MINISTRY ACTIVITIES THAT REFLECT A BELIEF IN THE APOSTLE’S CREED STATEMENT ABOUT “GOD, THE FATHER ALMIGHTY?”

There are a number of activities that turn belief in the Apostle’s Creed’s statement “God, the Father Almighty” into ministerial activities.  They include: 1):pro-life activities – from making decisions to keep ones baby to foster homes for the discarded child. 2) creation education – from Christian schools teaching creation to individual ministries emphasizing the factual account of creation rather than evolution. 3) exercising creativity – God is Creator and His creation reflects His artistic skills.  Ministries that emphasize the Arts in worship or the writing and development of music, books, film that glorifies God and His Life is an expression of creativity that focuses on God as Father and Creator. 4) Stewardship – God is a Steward of His creation.  He practices conservation and effective management of His creation.  Ministries that teach proper stewardship of ones resources is a prime example.  Also, ministries that focuses on the environment and conservation of our resources is another means of expressing these types of activities.  5) Restoring Father/Son relationships – Ministries that provide counseling or activities that improves the bond between Fathers and their children is another example of a ministry built on the belief of God as our Father.

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All the above ministries are practiced by certain individuals in our local church.  Coming from a small church with very few formal church-wide ministries, most ministries are conducted by a few individuals motivated and led to fulfill their calling in life.  These ministries include all the above from one degree to another.

One approach to emphasis our God’s Authority is to conduct a series of sermons  about His relationship to us as a healthy Father.  Taking scriptures from Genesis, the Gospels, and Epistles, we can show His desire to have a close, intimate relationship with His children.

Isn’t it amazing the many activities we conduct only mimic our Heavenly Father God’s attributes?  What other ministry activities would you add to the list?

Dr. Mike