7/22/16 The Pursuit
“Don’t override My plans with your unbelief. Please don’t hinder My work in you because you cannot fathom that I would have focused attentions toward you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. I made you with My own hands for Myself. You fit into everything that I have for you. More than that, you fit perfectly into My arms. You have a soft place in My heart. I have designed you to rest there. I love you!”
Genesis 1:26a NIV
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness”…
Gen. 1:27 AMP
So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Gen. 1:31a AMP
And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely….
To hear that God was pleased with what He had created takes on much more meaning when we think about how hard He has pursued mankind over the years to maintain fellowship with Him. All of the Old Testament rings of passionate favor. It is the testimony of a God Who is deeply in love and patiently enduring the ignorance and rebellion of some, so that He could embrace those who chose to embrace Him.
The incredible covenant, implemented at the cost of Jesus, should confirm His love for us once and for all. He could’ve left us in our separated, fallen state. Instead, as an ultimate act of love, He gave His all. He made us to fit into His existence. He formed us to be part of His plans. He made a way and wooed us to choose His presence over whatever else would garner our attentions. He is truly our God; but more importantly, we are His loved creation. His heart has a place for us.
Choosing to go where I belong and fit perfectly,