Monday, July 21, 2008

Just think, you're here not by chance but by God's choosing

I received this very encouraging message from DaySpring which sells Books, Cards, Gifts, etc:

DaySpring's Best Loved Message by Roy Lessin

Just think, you're here not by chance but by God's choosing

Just think,
you're here not by chance,
but by God's choosing.
His hand formed you
and made you the person you are.
He compares you to no one else.
You are one of a kind.
You lack nothing
that His grace can't give you.
He has allowed you to be here
at this time in history
to fulfill His special purpose
for this generation.

-Roy Lessin

The Story behind the message:

For almost twenty years, the words above have touched thousands of lives. Now DaySpring Writer and Cofounder Roy Lessin shares for the first time how God placed this message on his heart:

I received an assignment to create a birthday card. I had written many birthday messages over the years and wondered what I could share that would be new and different. My thoughts quickly went to Acts 13:36, "For David, after he had served God's will and purpose and counsel in his generation, fell asleep."

I decided to write a birthday card based on this Scripture because I had recently been thinking about the teaching of evolution and the impact it was having on people's lives. "There are many people who find life meaningless," I thought. "they need to know that life is not by chance and that God has a purpose that they can fulfill in their generation."

I lifted my pen and began writing, "Just think, you're not here by chance, but by God's choosing..." A few hours later I put the final touches on the card.


What an encouragement!

When our life is difficult, especially when struggling with clinical depression or other difficulties, we may question whether there is a meaning to our life.

But no matter what we are going through now or how insignificant we feel our life is, may we be encouraged to know that our life is not by chance but by God's choosing.

We are precious in God's sight.

Life is not meaningless. God loves us and He has purposes for us here.

Thank God for His love for us!

"The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee." Jeremiah 31:3

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11

"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." Psalm 139:14

Thanks for stopping by and for all your concerns and prayers. Thank God for His goodness and mercies daily as I continue to wait upon Him for restoration.

May you have a blessed week!

7 comments:

Mariposa said...

Hi Nancie! This is what I just needed to hear right now...

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Yep, God knew me long before my parents and family did. Thank you God for giving me life! I am wondrously made by an awesome God.

Wellness Writer said...

Dear Nancie,
Just wanted to make sure you're okay.

Fondly,
Susan

P.J. said...

"He compares you to no one else."

What a beautiful line. We (or at least I do) so often compare ourselves to others. God doesn't do that. I read a book while I was away last week, and one line stuck out to me, "If I'm good enough for God, I'm good enough for everyone else."

We are special, and uniquely made by God's own hand. How wonderful!!

Melanie said...

Beautiful, Nancie. How lucky we are that God CHOSE to put us on this earth!

Have a great week!

God Chaser said...

Glory we are not here by chance but for God's special and wonderful purpose. May we not miss it. thanks a beautiful post. God Bless

Nancie said...

Thanks for stopping by, dear friends, and all your prayers and encouragements! May God bless and keep you.