You are God’s Masterpiece!

This is an excerpt of the first chapter of my new book “You are God’s Masterpiece,” which will be released on February 22, 2017.

Picture yourself inside this golden frame. This is how God sees you. He created you and sees you as His best creation.

THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL

God’s love is everlasting, never ending, faithful, and new every morning. Psalm 100:5 says, “His love endures forever. In Jeremiah 31:3 it says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” Psalm 103:17 says, “The love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear Him.” In John 3:16 it says God loves us so much He sent His only son Jesus to die on the cross. Even if you were the only person on this earth, He still would have asked Jesus to sacrifice Himself so that you wouldn’t have to go live with Satan after you died. That’s how much He loves you. Why would He not love us? He created us. Psalm 139:13 says, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Verse fourteen calls us His “marvelous workmanship” and “wonderfully complex.” Who else but an all powerful, all knowing and omniscient God could make so many unique yet different people?

Jesus didn’t have to give his life for you. He made the conscious decision to do it. He could have walked away at any time during the walk to the place where they crucified Him. He could have walked away and denied He was the Son of God after they whipped Him. He could have said “You’re right. I’m just a prophet sent by God to tell you to stop sinning,” after they gave Him that huge cumbersome beam to carry up the hill to Golgotha, or when He got to the top of the hill, or before they nailed those huge painful nails through His hands and feet. But He didn’t. He endured all of those things because He knew it was the only way that we humans could join Him and His Holy Father in Heaven.

Here are some other examples of God’s love from the Bible: In Genesis, God created Eve for Adam as a companion so he would not be alone. He gave Abraham descendants as numerous as the stars. He saved Noah and his family from the flood. He saved Joseph from his brothers’ murderous plans only to make him a great leader and save their lives later. He brought Moses from the palace of Egypt to the desert, striping him of his riches. But later used him to save his people from the pharaoh’s wrath. There are numerous stories from the Bible where God showed His love for His people. And He still does it today. I’m sure you can think of a time when God showed His love for you.

So then why do we doubt God’s love for us? Why do we hate our nose or our eyes or our chunky ankles or any number of other body parts. God says YOU are wonderfully made. In His eyes, you are perfect!

My new book called “You are His MASTERPIECE!” will be released February 22nd on Amazon.

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I leave you with Paul’s wish for the Philippians, and my wish for you: “May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation, the right righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ, for this will bring much glory and praise to God.” Phil. 1:11

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