Who decided where and when I was born?
Revelation 2:23b - and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
Over the years as the Lord revealed the amazing way He created and unfolds creation, there was something very beautiful I understood.
There were always questions in my mind, why was I not born in a rich family? Why was I not born in a family which was already born again in the Lord? Why was I not born in another country? Why was I not born in another era? Why did God decide to put me here in this family during this time?
As the Lord make me understand the inner man (hearts) of man, then did I understand it was our hearts which got us in the place we are.
When God created Satan He already knew what he would do and therefore set forth the rest of creation and history; and this is already written in the Bible. Could not have God removed the situation which hardened the heart of Satan to first bring greed, then pride, then deceit etc. into him?
If God had done that, then how could the heart of Satan be exposed?
God has put us in the most perfect situation so that our inner man (hearts) are exposed and are given an chance to change. God wants a perfect heart molded by the will of that person. He could have made our hearts perfect in the start, but that would not have made us eligible to be His sons. God exposes to us our hearts and also gives us the grace to overcome. He will never put us in any situation without giving us a window of escape.
Even His begotten Son's heart was put to the test and was found perfect. During the start of creation when history was written His begotten Son volunteered to be a sacrifice for the redemption of man, for the forgiveness of sins.
So please do not curse yourself or your situation you will be wasting that opportunity to use the grace and overcome. Time is important and precious factor make maximum use of it. That is the reason Paul at many times started His sentences with the word NOW.
Now can be your moment of victory over your inner man and your ticket to be a son of God, surrender unto the Lord and make use of the grace of God, of which abundance is made available through His Son Lord Jesus Christ.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, Your wisdom and righteousness is beyond the understanding of man. You are God and everything about You is perfect. Although your Son was perfect from the beginning You proved His heart to us so that not a question come out of our mouths. Father your grace has put us where we are and is sufficient to help us overcome ourselves. Help us Lord to know the purpose You created us and not to lose focus of the most important reason and purpose of us coming in to this world. Lord, we thank You for making us as we are and the way we are and we most important thank You for the grace You have given us to have victory. We are your sons for we will surely have victory...
We make this prayer in faith in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ Who showed us the way to victory, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 Corinthians 4:5
5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
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