“Just lay still,” the radiologist directed me. She was preparing me for a full body scan that would make an image of my bones while my body was slowly moved through the “picture-taking tunnel.”|
Having gone through several other similar scans before, I knew enough to close my eyes tightly, to shut out the claustrophobic feeling that would come next. By closing my eyes, I would close out interference from anything which would prevent me from concentrating on the Lord’s presence with me, His words speaking His strength in me.
“Be still, and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10)
And in the stillness of my body, I could hear God’s voice speaking words to encourage and direct me. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5) Although His words are speaking directly to the prophet, Jeremiah, in the Old Testament, God continues to speak through the Holy Spirit to His servants today, appointing and empowering each one who belongs to God to the task assigned.
“Thus says the LORD who made you and formed you from the womb, who will help you.” (Isaiah 44:2)
Now, with the science of man, we can see the insides of our bodily structure, bones that have deteriorated and now give us pain, and yet, God knows us from our beginnings, He creates and chooses us to serve Him! After all, He already knows everything about us. When God calls, He has already provided the means to accomplish His desires. His words will not return to Him void!
“And now the LORD says, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, to bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel is gathered to Him…I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, that You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.” (Isaiah 49:5, 6)
“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”(Isaiah 55:11)
How exciting to know that God who made man in His image, (Genesis 1:27) is still creating and anointing each one of us to be His servant. He moves on each one in His Spirit with varying gifts as is needed to grow the full body of Christ.
Head to toe, He relies on all of us to show Jesus to the world!
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