So Wonderfully Complex (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 159)
Psalm 139:13-14 (NLT)
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
When God created each one of us, He took special care and consideration to design us different from anybody else. He did not make duplicates or carbon copies. His mind is far more brilliantly creative and innovative than any human mind. Because of this He took time to make every little part of us work together into a marvelous and wonderful whole.
God wants us to celebrate who we are and why we are here. But He does not want us to use all our energy and time praising our looks and features or serving our own self-interests. He created us to pursue and live a life of purpose. True purpose does not involve us at all. It encompasses serving God by serving others. The life Jesus modeled of unselfish sacrifice and committed devotion is our example for the kind of life we should strive to live.
God created us wonderfully and marvelously complex — in His image. Just as we cannot understand God fully, it has astonished the human mind for thousands of years how intricate the body is. Thank God for creating you the way you are. Ask Him to give you grace not to seek to be served, but to serve. While the world looks to be served, it is also looking for true servants who marvelously reflect the nature of Jesus.
“The measure of a man’s greatness is not the number of servants he has, but the number of people he serves.”
— John Hagee