I have made you
You’ve been at work for about an hour when your wife phones you to tell you, “I have baked you your favorite cake.” Do you believe her? Absolutely! The rest of the day you work with anticipation and an expectancy of going home to eat a slice of cake. You don’t query your wife or spend the rest of the day wondering whether she was telling the truth or not. You believed her on the basis of what she said. You haven’t seen the cake, but she said so and therefore you know there will be a baked cake when you get home.
You won’t be able to eat it immediately, you need to wait. It’s still early in the day; you have a full day of work ahead of you, before you can go home to eat the cake. When the day is almost at its end, and it’s almost time to go home, your manager calls you, and gives you a last minute task that has to be done immediately. It can’t wait until tomorrow. Instead of going home, you spend another two hours at the office.
At last the day is done, and you get into your car; you’ve been thinking about the cake the whole day. On your way home you are stuck in a traffic jam caused by an accident. Instead of arriving home at 5:30 pm, you arrive home almost three hours later.
Did the delays cause you to question whether your wife really baked the cake? No, it probably made you more determined to have a slice of the cake.
You get home and when you walk into the kitchen, you expect to see a cake on the kitchen counter. Until that moment, you haven’t seen the cake. There it is! A beautiful cake on the counter, exactly the way your wife had promised you with her phone call hours ago.
I have made you
When Abram was 90 years old, the Lord changed his name from Abram, which means exalted father, to Abraham, which means father of nations.
No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. (Genesis 17:5 ESV)
Isaac, the promised son, wasn’t born yet, when God told Abraham he HAS MADE him father of nations. In the spiritual realm it was done. Abraham believed God and he lived accordingly. He waited another 10 years before Isaac, was born. How long are you pre
I have plans for you
What are the promises God had given you? Did you believe in the fulfilment of the promises? Do you still believe, after everything you have gone through? Do you still take God on His Word?
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 ESV)
God is not saying He is going to make plans for you. He says He already has made the plans; you are not an after-thought. What promises has God given you where He said: “I have….” not “I’m going to”? How long are you prepared to wait for the promises of God to come into fulfilment?
It is so because God said so.
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