Book introduction : Known Before Birth...
By: Pieter G K M Bos
Looking for direction and encouragement, this book might be just the tool you need.
The book "Known Before Birth" is published by: Infinity Publishing
In paperback form, but also for your kindle.
Also available through www.amazon.com : ISBN13:978-0-7414-6639-6 (books)
- Relational - Inspirational - Educational -
We live in a time where conservative values, Christian principles, and Biblical truths are challenged day by day, and the value of human life has been put to a vote.
But one thing is sure, *God's integrity, faithfulness, and promises will never change !
Those involved in the secular field of psychology, acknowledge that all mankind possesses the need for security, significance; love, fulfillment and stability. It is my goal to offer some encouragement in each of these areas - from a very personal and Biblical point of view, compatible to the difficult time we are living in.
In my writing, it is my hope that you can relate, and be encouraged by the stories, and ultimately will be stimulated and / or become more motivated to align yourself to God's
plan for your life.
As this book includes my own life's story, every chapter shows a different phase of my walk with God, and is followed with several important Biblical principles I have learned along the way, on how any person can become the complete person God desires them to be.
This book could be a great encouragement for anyone who is looking for answers, direction, and affmnation; it could also be used as a practical guide to help others in their spiritual growth.
"... so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever: Amen ". -1 Peter 4: 11
(*John 14:6; 2 Corinthians 1:20; 2 Timothy 2:1-13; Hebrews 6:17-20, 13::8)
- Biblical - Scriptual - Personal -
Chapter 1. God's Plan From the Beginning....
Through writing this book, I am hoping to encourage you, challenge you, and motivate you to become all that you could and should be, as God placed you in the world we live in.
When God spoke to Jeremiah several thousand years ago, I believe He is communicating to us all today, the same message.
He wants to reassure us that we are not placed on this earth to walk around lonely or aimlessly.
His plan is one of hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11).
The Bible says that God is the potter; we are the clay, and the work of His hand (Isaiah 64:8).
God, being the Master Potter, He is affirming us by saying, that He knew why, and what He was doing, long before He made us. He has placed us on this earth for His purpose. He wanted us !
No matter the circumstances of our birth. We might have been born and raised in a good family setting, we could be the result of sin in a parent's life, or we could be the victim of a dysfunctional home. Whatever it may be, our sovereign God knew us, and wanted us, long before you and I were born.
Other Biblical references
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. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. - Psalms 139:13-16
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. - Romans 8:28-30
For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will- to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. - Ephesians 1:2-6
"...He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began...". - 2 Timothy 1:9
"...you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood ...You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light". - 1 Peter2:5, 9
When God created us, He might have had a different plan for each of us; however His ultimate goal is for each person the same. This is, that our lives might bring glory to His name, and that the world will know Him, as we allow Him to reveal Himself through us (John 17:4-20).
Because of this, we will never feel totally complete, unless we are somehow involved in living out His purpose.
"For we are God's workmanship... created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. " - Ephesians 2:10a.