God gives us life. Did you know that God created you with unique gifts, abilities, and talents (1 Peter 4:10-11)? There is no one in the world like you. We each have unique fingerprints, DNA, and retina in our eyes. Our voice has a unique frequency and sound. In our world today, all of these can identify us. We may have similarities with others, but there is no one exactly like us! God created us in His image, and He has given us a purpose and destiny (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7). He has even put us uniquely in the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:18-30; Romans 12:4-5). No one else can fill our spot. He is always thinking about us and has good plans for our future (Jeremiah 29:11). You are loved (John 3:16; Romans 5:8; 8:38-39; Jeremiah 31:3; 1 John 3:1)! You are special to Him!
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashion for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You. Psalm 139:13 – 18 (NKJV)
Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn Your commandments. Psalm 119:73 (NKJV)
But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8 (NKJV)
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)
Have you ever wished you weren’t born? Or wondered why God created you as He did (Isaiah 29:16)? Have you ever hated something about yourself, i.e., a particular physical or personality trait? Perhaps someone deposited words into your life that helped create this wrong mindset, such as “you’ll never amount to anything.” Or they called you names such as you’re too skinny or fat, etc.
We must not allow distorted thinking into our thoughts because they will become a wrong mindset. We need to tear down these lying thoughts and perspectives and replace them with the truth of God’s Word (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). The Word of God will renew our minds and transform us (Romans 12:1-2). Ask the Holy Spirit, where you have believed lies about yourself, and let Him then show you God’s truth from the Word. Repent and renounce these lies, then declare God’s truth about yourself.
We should not compare ourselves with others. God has made us unique, and we are special to Him. He has chosen to use everything about us and what we experience in life for His purpose and glory, to advance His kingdom, as well as to learn to trust and know Him. We are free to be all that Christ created us to be (John 8:32, 36). To be who God is in us and who we are in Christ!
God is good, and He created humankind in His image. But when sin came into the world through Adam and Eve’s disobedience, our world and lives became distorted from God’s original creation. Sin, sickness, disease and death, and poverty and lack came in.
Some may think that God created you as a homosexual or lesbian, but He didn’t. Very often, sexual sin is a result of rejection, hurt, or trauma in life, which can open the door to the devil and his demons to bring a spirit of rejection and perversion (Hebrews 12:15-17). Some of the demons that operate in Satan’s kingdom of perversion are disclosed in Romans 1:28-31.
All sin originates in the heart. Perversion is a heart issue (Romans 1:21-25). So if you are struggling with homosexuality, lesbianism, or any other sexual sin, you must deal with your heart to obtain lasting freedom from this demonic oppression, or you will never get victory in these areas. God needs to do work in your heart. It is the Holy Spirit who can examine and reveal where deliverance and healing are needed.
That is why every believer needs to do the following three things; 1) receive the gift of salvation, 2) receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit or to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and 3) receive deliverance. The Holy Spirit gives us the revelation and insight into the issues of our heart and provides us with the power to be victorious and walk in victory. We are to guard our hearts for out of it spring the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). It is often beneficial and recommended to receive prayer for deliverance in a community of believers with spiritual leadership present (Mark 16:17) or by a Pastor or Deliverance Ministry Team.
We must fully grasp how much God loves us (Ephesians 3:17-19). We can only do this by having a revelation of how much God loves us through the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). When God the Father looks at us, He doesn’t see all of our mistakes and failures. He sees Christ’s image in us and His blood that redeemed us (2 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Peter 1:18-20; Hebrews 9:11-15; Romans 3:23-26). We are the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21).
We can’t change how God created us. Still, we can do things to help develop our gifts and talents and keep our body, which is the Holy Spirit’s temple, in shape (1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 12:4-8; Galatians 5:22-23), i.e., nutrition, exercise, healing, taking classes, walking in the Spirit, etc. He makes all things beautiful in His time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
Today is November 4th, which is my birthday, and I am thankful that God created me and has a good plan and purpose for my life that will give Him glory and advance His kingdom on the earth. God celebrates us, not just on our birthday but every day! Each one of us has a God-given destiny. This month, we will look further into what God says about our destiny.
Perhaps you have not received the eternal life God wants to give you through His Son Jesus Christ. He died for our sins and shed His blood on the cross to reconcile us and make peace with God. He was raised from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven. He is alive and has made way for us to be alive in Him.
That if you confess with your mouth, the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:9-10, 13 (NKJV)
Don’t miss this opportunity for the greatest and best decision of your life! If you would like to experience the love of God and to have peace with Him through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you can receive Him right now. Remember, it is not words or prayer alone that will save you. Prayer is a way to reach out to the Lord and must be done in faith (completely trusting in Him alone to save you). He even gives us His faith (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 12:3). Christ will save you when you ask Him, believing that He will. Faith is not a feeling but merely believing God by taking Him at His Word, which allows you to receive His salvation gift. Pray these or your own words out loud:
Your Word says that whoever calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved. I ask You to forgive me for my sins. I repent and turn from them and turn to You. I am calling on You and ask Jesus to come into my heart and be Lord over my life. I believe that Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for me. I believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead, and He is alive today. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me the Holy Spirit to live inside of me. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and Your healing power in my life. I now belong to You. Help me to live for You and obey You all the days of my life.
In the name of Jesus, Amen.
If you just received Jesus as your Savior, then I welcome you into the Family of God! For more about how to grow in Christ, see: https://alexiscarucci.com/welcome-to-gods-family/
Perhaps you didn’t realize that life began at conception in the womb before birth and aborted your unborn baby (Psalm 139:13-16). It is essential to recognize that your decision to abort your unborn baby by any means took their life. In the Bible, we see that God hates the shedding of innocent blood and the killing of babies (Ezekiel 16:21; Jeremiah 19:4; Deuteronomy 19:10; Proverbs 6:17). You may not even realize how this action has affected you.
But God wants to forgive and heal you. After you repent and ask for God’s forgiveness, then ask Him to heal the wound of your heart and soul. Because where sin abounds, God’s grace abounds more (Romans 5:20). If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). If this applies to you, you can pray the following prayer or in your own words and receive His forgiveness and healing:
I ask you to forgive me for the sin of taking my baby’s life. I ask you to forgive me for not believing you had a plan and purpose for my baby and my life. Forgive me for yielding to pressure from others, my circumstances, or my self-centeredness. I receive your forgiveness and ask you now to bring healing and restoration to my heart and soul. Thank you, Lord. I no longer yield to or partner with guilt, shame, condemnation, or accusation from the enemy. I believe Your Word that I am forgiven and healed.
In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Believers can rejoice in knowing that they will see their unborn child in heaven (Matthew 18:10; 19:13-15).
In closing, I would like to share an encouraging word the Lord recently gave to me when I felt down about myself concerning prophesying. (Last month, we looked at prophetic ministry and lifestyle). I came across it as I was preparing my blog, and the Lord prompted me to share it with you. I believe it is for you and will encourage you too. Listen to the Father’s heart for you!
I am with you always. I love you and carry you in My arms as we walk together. Do not be afraid. You are more than enough because of Me. I am in you, and you are in Me, seated with Me in heavenly places. I have put My words in your mouth. Don’t compare yourself with others. I have made you unique. You are special and special to Me. As I run my fingers through your hair, know how precious you are to Me. You are My beloved, and I am yours. Lay your head upon My chest and rest in Me. Feel and hear My heartbeat!
Next week as we look at our destiny, we will see that God knows us!
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 2:20 – 21 (NKJV)
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