Something occurred to me this weekend that I had never thought about before. You know how you know certain things, and you know other things, but then you put them together and BAM! That's what happened.
Now this might be old news to you, but for me....I'm loving it. Here's what occurred to me...
So, in Ephesians my Bible tells me that God "chose us in him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love, he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ." That's one thought I already knew.
The other thought is in Psalm 139, where it says "My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth." Yup, God made me. I knew that already, too.
What I had never contemplated before was the order of events, God chose me BEFORE he made me. That means when he made me, he already knew I was his. He knew I would be his child before he put me together with my personality and preferences. So, when I became a Christian these things needed to be redeemed NOT removed. As my husband so eloquently put it, God made you weird and that's the way he wants you! A redeemed weird!
This makes me so happy! Just knowing (being reminded) that I do not need to fit into any "Christian mold" to be pleasing to my Maker makes me SO very happy. Too much of my life has been spent trying to be what I thought I needed to be to please God, when really He was pleased with me when he made me - just the way he made me.