The Recipe, Summer Adventure Series Day 11

The Recipe

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, Psalm 139:13-14, NLT.

I am doing a Bible study with a group of wonderful ladies at our church. One of the themes of the study is recipes. The author adds cooking tips and family recipes at the end of each week for us to try in our own kitchens. The idea behind a recipe is that if we follow the instructions, add the same ingredients in the proper amounts, we will get the same dish that she was able to make and to enjoy the same flavors and experience the same good tastes.

There is a misnomer about God as Creator. There is this notion that God followed a recipe when He made us. When a new child comes into the world, God threw in a dash of mom and a sprinkle of dad and followed a recipe for a human being. While He does have a pattern—our bodies have the same number of fingers and toes (most of the time) and we each have a heart, lungs, and a brain—the idea that He just follows a recipe to whip up a batch of new human beings could not be further from the truth.

When God created us—you—He put together unique, one-of-a-kind souls that have no duplicates. We are each so complex. God did not follow a recipe—He made a masterpiece! And He does it each time a new life is created. Each one of us is so “wonderfully complex” and each one of us has a specific purpose. There is no repeat of a recipe when God makes us. There may be similarities—you may have eyes that look like your earthly daddy’s, and it may seem you have your mommy’s smile, but they are yours, and only yours. God gave you each intricate, intimate part as He knit you together. As He took creation time to make each one of us, His “workmanship is marvelous”, not run-of-the-mill, factory-type reproductions. We are not mass made people—we are God-made individuals without comparison and without copies.

Today, as we pause to see the amazing work of the Creator in each of us, we need to stop the negative thought-flow about ourselves and realize we are His idea, His creation, and believe it to the core of our beings. Praise Him for who we are today—and we can do it in our own individual, one-of-a-kind, God created ways. Praise Him.

Thought-provoker: Do we accept our uniqueness and praise our awesome Creator, or do we believe we are mass-produced from a human perspective and of little value? Reject the lies of this world and rejoice in your Creator’s intimate involvement in who you are today!

Abba, thank You for creating each one of us unique. Thank You that there are no duplicates, no comparisons and no recipes needed to be who You made us to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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