Your Spiritual DNA

Fresh Manna
by Pastor Tim Burt

Part 3 Random or A Plan: Your Spiritual DNA

Yesterday I wrote about about you understanding that God has a plan for your life. I laid out why we should believe that! Now I want you to understand something about yourself that is important, and that I believe will really help you walk out your life in a new and refreshing way.
I want you to be aware and attentive to the fact that you have a spiritual DNA that produces within you, a desire or quest to know God and His plan for life and for you!

We all know because science has made it clear, that the human body is made up of DNA that is like a road map of who we are. This is true. If all scientists could only understand that the core of all science should be to prove everything that God has revealed to us in His Word, I believe science would progress so much quicker.

Science is all about the pursuit and understanding of knowledge. That pursuit is not limited to physics, or geology, or biology, or chemistry. It’s the pursuit and study of all knowledge with the purpose of gaining understanding. If those that study science would let the starting place of their original theories and hypotheses, be the truths, insights, and clues that God gives us in His Word, I believe their discoveries and the knowledge and understanding gained would increase exponentially.

As I said, science is a quest for knowledge and understanding. Where did that quest come from? It came from God. God describes Himself in many ways and with many terms. It would take pages to cover and describe the vastness of all who God is. One term God uses to describe Himself is “eternity.” Only God is eternal and frankly, the human mind cannot easily wrap itself around the thought of eternity. To think of something or someone as never having a beginning or end, is beyond human comprehension. That stops many people right there in their tracks. But it shouldn’t. God speaks about things that are beyond human comprehension such as in:

Eph. 3:20 (NKJV) “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…”

Or Philip. 4:7 (NKJV) “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Science will never be able to define ‘the peace of God’ or ‘the power of God that works within us.’ If people of science reject God, how can they open their hearts to understanding these truths? When they shut out or deny God and what He has revealed, they shut out truth―the very thing they seek. God speaks about things that are beyond human comprehension. That means science won’t be able to solve every mystery. Science was meant to confirm what God says, not argue or disagree with it.

When God reveals these truths to us, He is revealing a spiritual DNA that is within each and every one of us. God has placed Himself within every single person to create this quest for Him, for truth, and for the purpose of life that will then ultimately lead them to Jesus Christ. This insight is revealed in Eccles. 3:11 (NKJV) “He (God) has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their (man’s) hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”

This verse tells us that God has placed Himself―”eternity” in every person, and that He has created that quest to know God and seek understanding of life, within every person. It also tells us that no matter how hard man or science tries, it will not understand everything. That is because God keeps some things mysteries or secrets until He is ready to reveal them. Jesus was an example of one of those mysteries or secrets. Although clues were given to His coming all through time, until He arrived and proclaimed who He was, He had not been revealed.

I have taken the time to share this with you to ground you in the fact that God has got a plan for your life as revealed in Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.“

There will always be those that deny God. Psalm 14:1 says, “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God…” We are not them. We want to know His plan. We want to be led by God in that plan and cooperate with it. God has the big picture plan for humankind that is revealed in His Word. He also has a plan for your life that He wants you to seek Him for and pursue!

Next week I’ll pick up here and share about pursuing that plan!

Psalm 33:10-11 (NIV) The Lord foils the plans of the nations; He thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.”

In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt
Published by Pastor Tim Burt

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