Sunday Morning Word: Standing Tall

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well . . . Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
Psalm 139:13-14; 16 (NIV)

Joseph Solomon’s performance of his poem, “Standing Tall,” should remind every Christian believer why they were put on this earth. We were created in God’s image and likeness, not under the duress of the world’s opinions. And contrary to what is often said and assumed, He didn’t make someone tall to play basketball, another person black to be ashamed of his race, or another person rich to abuse those beneath him. We all have a purpose and a calling sent from God, and most of us know that from an early age. From the moment I sat all of my toys into perfect little rows and repeated to them what I had learned in school that day, I knew I was meant to be a teacher. So what is your spiritual gift? What is your calling?

In my church, we define grace as the empowering presence of God, enabling us to do what He’s created us to do and enabling us to be who He’s created us to be. Close yourself up in that secret place and seek His power so that you can learn what He’s created you to do and be. Accept your appearance in the mirror. God has a plan for that person staring back at you.

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