Source: Mary Padgett Ministries, Inc.

Scripture: Job 33:4 “The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.”

There are two special things about us that we need to understand so that we can enjoy life the way that God intended for us to enjoy it. First, the Spirit of God made us and that makes each one of us special in our own way. We did not evolve from some lower beings, nor were we were created by chance.

We were made in God’s own image and according to His special design.

Our voices are different and we do not act or think the same as anyone else on Earth.

We are individuals and this is a marvel of God.

God has created millions of people since the Earth began and yet we all look different and each of us can be identified by our own personal fingerprints. It is a miracle that God could make a half inch square on our thumb totally different from that of the other millions of people that have lived and not duplicate Himself in the process.

God is an awesome Creator and we are His awesome creation.
Most of the times, we do not think in these terms and may even look at ourselves and wish that we were someone else or wish that we could at least be like them. Yet, God’s choices are sovereign and we should never question His work. The same people that we admire may be looking at us in the same manner. We can’t afford to be envious of each other or complacent about who we are. Red roses are my favorite flower but it would be sad if all the flowers of the field were red roses. Where would the variety be? Can you imagine every floral arrangement being a dozen red roses?

God is creative and His work is never boring and that includes you and me.

The second special thing about us is that the breath of the Almighty gives us life.

We were alive within the womb, but the first gift that we received when we exited our mother’s womb was breath. God was there at our birth and He, Himself, breathed His breath of life into our being.

Without His breath, there is no life.

Yet we seldom think about our ability to breathe or give thanks for our breath. We take it for granted and it is only as we experience some sort of episode where we are unable to breathe that we give thought to this awesome gift.

As we make our way through today, let us realize that life should be exuberant and exciting.

God loves each and every one of us and we should love ourselves just the way that He created us.

We are definitely one of a kind, fingerprints and all.

So let us acknowledge and give thanks to our Maker, cherish our life and breath, celebrate who we are, and enjoy every moment of the day.

Source: Mary Padgett Ministries, Inc.


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