Know the Source
December 24, 2013
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” God made you for a purpose. When you don’t know why something is made, you can easily abuse it. Don’t ask the creation what its purpose is; ask its Creator.
Some of you may be thinking, You don’t know where I came from, the things I’ve done. You don’t know my parents. I came from an illegitimate background. That doesn’t matter to God. Here’s what you need to understand: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you” (Jeremiah 1:5). You don’t come from a background. You don’t come from your parents. You may have come through them, but you didn’t come from them. You come from God. Your assignment can’t be messed up by your circumstances.
Ephesians 2:10 reminds us, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” When you were created, God encoded you for an assignment, and He gave you the power to get it done. The enemy’s job is to pull us out of that divine assignment, out of the will of God.
The good news is that God has the “inside information” on our lives. First John 2:20 says, “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.” Do you have questions in your mind? Do you wonder whom you should marry? Do you wonder what you should do with your life? Do you wonder if you should make that investment? “You have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.”
This means that you can know things you were never educated for. You can tap into a resource, an information source called the Holy Spirit, and you can know things that are beyond your natural education or ability to know. The Holy Spirit is smarter than any human being on earth, and through Him, you can “know all things.”
Father, thank You for the marvelous assurance that through Your Holy Spirit, I can “know all things”! Help me not to take this gift for granted. Help me to cultivate it through an active relationship with You and a desire to serve You in all that I do. In Your precious and holy name I pray, amen.