Monday, October 03, 2005

MADE - The Introduction...

Psalm 100:3
Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has MADE us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

MADE is not about being self-made, as in self-made millionaire. Being MADE is a partnership between you and God. This partnership is always initiated by God whether you know it or not. He has a purpose for you and plans to Make you into something. He does not stop there and leave you to your own plans, but he takes you through the process of Making you. Finally you end up MADE. Your part in the partnership requires you to Discover, Develop and Deliver on this revealed purpose for your life.

When he promises to Make, you Discover; as he takes you through the process of Making you, your responsibility is to Develop; finally you end up MADE and your responsibility here is to Deliver. The partnership is not a one-time thing but a continuous rolling life long partnership. If you have known God long enough, you discover that you (man) are the pinnacle of his creation and that he has an insatiable desire to have a relationship with you. This MADE partnership covers every part of you life –your career, education, choice of friends, your children, your sleep time, everything; often at the same time! But he never unilaterally takes it (you) over; remember it is a partnership.

Every major character (Adam, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus, Paul) in the bible passed through this 3-step circle. You will find that there are lots of obstacles and potholes in the path of this circle of partnership as it rolls through the course of your life. These characters and their stories provide us insight on how to overcome these common potholes and obstacles.

As you read the posts to this blog (MADE) you will find that these insights from the bible are still very applicable today in the 21st century.

MADE – the song
God will make you
He’ll make you as gentle as a dove
As brave as lions in the wild
He’ll make you soar like eagles mounting into the sky

God is making you
Into what he wants
He knows the way to go
So hold on tight you’re a diamond in the rough (X2)

Now that God has made you
Now its time to know
that there’s a reason why
like Joseph for his brothers
it’s for someone’s sake that he’s made you what/who you are (X2)



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