3 Cs – God’s Claims on You – Part 1
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 1 Corinthians 6:19
Two people talk outside a house. One says ‘this is my house’. The other replies ‘How come?’ The first one says ‘For three reasons. I built it. I paid for it. I live in it.’ For the next three days we’re looking at three claims God has on your life.
1: Creation. (‘I built it’).
We usually think of this from the point of view that, if God made you, that means you’re designed, you’re hand-crafted, into a beautiful, gifted, valuable child of His. Great. Today though, we’re looking at it from a different angle… If God made you, that means you belong to Him.
God cares for you not just because He took a personal interest to you, but because He made that personal interest that is you. You belong to Him, in a way that should both empower you, and also make you stop and think ‘What am I doing for Him?’ Even before we look at Jesus’ sacrifice for you (tomorrow), the very fact that He created you means that ‘you are not your own… therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s’ (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
Don’t get us wrong, this is no guilt-trip. We’re saying: if God made you, and God called you His, then He knows best what you’re for. He knows the plans, the purposes and the abilities that He gave to you. He knows the problems that only you can solve. If you know that you belong to God, you have status, and you have purpose.
Heavenly Father, thank you for Making Me! Help me fulfill that unique purpose for me! In Jesus’ Name, Amen