30 Jun 2019
You Are The One
There are so many books published in the last decade about heaven, and our journey back to God. It speaks of a reality and a place outside of time. It is the assumed destiny of all believers, but the argument we sometimes struggle with is that heaven has always been our home before we even came to earth. For we have always had an existence in the mind of God, and in whatever form that may have been, because God says He knew us before we were even conceived in our mother’s womb. He not only knew us, but He pointed at each of us and said, “You Are The One.”
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will. (Ephesians 1:4)
I believe that the fullness of what it means to be human is still a mystery that eludes us. God speaks well of us in Scripture, and His definition of us is seemingly unattainable for mere human flesh. But there is more to us than meets the eye. The value God places on us, that He would be willing to leave His divine throne and come to earth as a man, to live, suffer, and struggle against status quos, indifference, and ignorance is beyond understanding. Why would a perfect God do all that for imperfect beings who had no value, unless He sees and knows something we don’t. The goal then is relationship, getting to know God…to see His heart for humanity — to see as He sees. If He choose us before the foundaiton of the earth, then our true value must elude us for us to keep believing we are nothing.
God knew we would be here, right now and in our particular geographical location. Scripture plainly tells us our names were written in the Book of Life before the world was created. It also says our names can be blotted out based on the choices we make during our appointed years. You have a grand opportunity and responsibility to make sure your name remains in that book, because you are indeed the ‘One’ God choose before the earth’s foundations were established.
Father, thank You for choosing me. Thank You, that even though I may not feel like it, or understand Your choice to see and treat me as something of great value, I can choose to receive Your love. You must have chosen me for a reason, and a specific purpose, so may You bring enlightenment and understanding to who I really am in You, in Jesus Name. Amen.