From God’s word – The seal of God’s signature on our lives

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By Toni Ford

Have you ever struggled with how God sees you? Have you ever felt as if you have no purpose here on this earth? I want to encourage you this week with God’s Word. There is no greater way to build your faith and your identity in Christ than through His Word. Most of these thoughts come from a ministry called The Father’s Business and was written by Sylvia Gunter.

It is my personal prayer that as you read this column, you will know God’s seal of approval is over you. He created you and has a purpose for your life!

Proverbs 8:30-31. “Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.”

What does it look like to be a craftsman at His side? God is the greatest craftsman in the heavens and on the earth. He longs for us to sit beside Him and learn from Him. Did you notice how one is filled with delight day after day? By rejoicing always in His presence; regardless of what my circumstances are, I still rejoice!

Ephesians 2:10. “For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah Yeshua for good deeds, which God has prepared beforehand so we might walk in them.”

God delights in how He made you. You are one of His masterpieces. You are His song to be sung in a key of music that is unique to you; in a rhythm, a harmony and an orchestration that God rejoices to sing inside of you. The music of heaven graces your life as others see and hear and touch who you are, so that they receive from Him the awesome display of His delight in you. Appreciate the delightful work of God’s hands that you are. God designed what you do to be built on the foundation of who you are in Him.

Ecclesiastes 3:11. “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men, yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

You are not a tool designed to function to do good works because the world needs them done. God has given you the authority and compassion to be a part of meeting needs; higher than that, you are beautiful and complete, like the portrait that God painted in 1 Samuel 16:18 of a man after His own heart. You are a worshipper who sings back to Him the songs of heaven. You are brave with holy boldness, kept by the One who stands strong in you. You are a warrior who fights the right battles because you listen to your Commander. You have wise and gracious words that come from the wellspring of a righteous heart. You are fine-looking as you reflect the image of Jesus. You possess the signature that the Lord is with you. He “signed off on you.” Receive the seal of His signature on you. In your spirit, you are blessed to live in the beauty of being well-pleasing to your Father. You are dressed beautifully in royal robes designed to express the position and privilege of being the King’s heir. You have a royal inheritance of authority. You are a display of His splendor from His throne room. Be blessed with fulfillment in the grace and beauty of heaven seen in you. Be blessed with the peace and joy of heaven about you. You are blessed with the perfume of heaven about you. You are blessed with the color and light of heaven reflected upon you.

Psalm 104:31. “May the glory of Adonai endure forever! May Adonai rejoice in His works!”

God is investing in you, caring for you and nurturing you. Be blessed with becoming everything He has called you to be and being all that He has designed you to become, so that all of heaven rejoices. Be blessed in the name of the One who rejoices in His works – you!

Thank You, Lord, for rejoicing in us, for loving us and seeing us to be a beautiful creation. Thank You for giving us a purpose for living. Please use us to share the goodness of God with others!

If you would like continued prayer, feel free to email me at tonif77@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you!

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