All In, with Kirk Crossing
All In, with Kirk Crossing
How Are You 3 (Psalm 139.13-18)
In the third message of this series, we focus on the truth that ‘You are wonderfully made.’  We are not purely material beings or simply here by accident; we are miracles of God’s creative power.  This truth has several implications for our faith and for our sense of well-being.
First, being made gives us great value.  Artists and craftspeople don’t sit down to make junk.  That’s even more true of God.  By His creative power, each human being is a masterpiece of physical body and spirit.  We can never base our sense of value by comparing ourselves to worldly standards like attractiveness, intelligence, wealth, popularity, etc.  Our value is intrinsic to our being.
Second, being made gives us great purpose.  God did not design and create us to be nice shelf decorations.  He created us to do good works which he prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2.10).  A sense of purpose is vital to our mental health and sense of well-being.  In Christ, we can have a renewed sense of purpose, one that goes beyond whatever job or career we might have to include all the things the Lord has gifted and called us to do.
Finally, being made gives us great perspective.  After reflecting on the wonder of God’s creative power in making us, David declares, “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!”  Knowing he was created made him value God’s thoughts about life more than his own thoughts.  That knowledge should do the same for us as we pursue our Creator’s perspective on all things.  Doing so is beneficial for our well-being and mental health.