“The word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’ ”

– Jeremiah 1:4-6

Today I have comforting news, “Before you were born, He knew you.“ God called Jeremiah as a young man to be a prophet. The Bible states, “The word of the Lord came to me saying ‘before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart. I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’ ” Isn’t it reassuring that God feels this about you as well? God was looking forward to you being born. Before you were born, He knew you. He knew you would have failures and make mistakes; He still has a dream and a plan for you.

Out of fear, Jeremiah stepped into the classic response of denial, rejection, and self-sabotage. He told God, “No, no, no, I’m not the one for this assignment.” Jeremiah 1:7 states, “ ‘Alas, Sovereign Lord,’ I said, ‘I do not know how to speak; I am too young.’ “ He was full of excuses. Excuse number one: I don’t know how to speak. Excuse number two: I’m too young. But the Lord told him not to repeat those excuses. God reassured Jeremiah, instructing him to go to everyone He was sending him to and to say whatever He told him. God said not to fear them because He is with him and will rescue him. God gives us this assurance as well.

Friend, when you’re going through hard times, you can receive peace knowing that God looked forward to the day you’d be born millions of years ago. Isn’t that good news? He knows you, and He loves you. Don’t be afraid of your assignment, because God is with you!


Father, thank You for looking forward to my being here on earth. Show me how to embrace what you have called me to do.


Do you give excuses when God gives you an assignment?

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  1. No I don’t give excuses.Always ready to do my best.It doesn’t matter whether it’s a minister of the Eucharist.Music, or the Word.It is an assignment from God that was given to me.Although I miss doing my lector duty,It is much more important right now to make sure that my health is protected.Very soon hopefully,I will resume being a lector,But not yet,It is still a very precarious situation,People are not getting the recommended doses of Covid vaccines, and or wearing masks in church.Although I am fully boosted,There are many more sub variants out there that could cause serious illnesses.I pray for Pastor Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family.And also for the musicians and choir along with their directors,I pray for Sarah Grandpre and also the Voices of Hope Children’Choir.I also pray for the worshiping community of Shepherd’s
    Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church ,that they are protected from sickness and disease
    As always,I remain a faithful viewer, and happy and wholesome student of Jesus Christ
    May God bless all ,and especially.The United States of America

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