Manufacturers’ Guaranteeby Cynthia Jennings on May 10, 2023
“Manufactures’ guarantee” --- means if something went wrong with the item you bought there is a promise or assurance from the manufacturer or seller that the product will work as described. If it does not you can return it for repair or replacement at no cost to you. This assurance is offered because the manufacturer knows what to do if something goes wrong.
But how often do we call upon this guarantee?
When our lives are broken, when the plans fall apart and everything goes wrong, we need to wait on God to show up. God created us, He knows and loves us, and He knows what is best for us. Thus, He knows exactly what to do when things go wrong.
When life breaks us, we need to claim Gods’ manufacturers’ guarantee of restoration.
We were created as a living (Genesis 2:7) fleshed out depiction of God’s love (Psalm 139:13-16).
Think about it this----when a product is being manufactured there are step by step instructions and intricate details that must take place before the product is released for its specific purpose. When that same product is damaged by daily use the manufacturer goes back to the initial plan of design for optimal function.
God supervised our formation the same way. He had step by step instructions and intricate(Psalm 139:15 details that had to be in place prior to us being released(born) for our specific assignment and purpose. However, when life damages us, His initial formation and design of us did not change. He must often remind us of how wonderful we are in His plans for us to optimally function in our purpose.
So, we can rejoice knowing we have an iron clad manufacturers’ guarantee.
“Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture” (Psalm 100:3).
With an iron clad manufacturers’ guarantee there are usually some stipulations. The product must be used for the purposes for which it was designed.
Do you want to be able to reap the benefits of Gods’ manufacturers’ guarantee?
Then ask yourself, “am I operating in the purpose I was designed for?”
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me where I am. I thank You for your grace that sustains me as I navigate the trials of life. I accept Your love as the priceless gift it is. Holy Spirit teach me to understand that my worth and value rest in You and You alone. Father, I am asking for wisdom, courage, and knowledge to step out in faith and walk in the purpose You designed for me. In Jesus Name, Amen.
PEARLStoPONDER: Gods’ manufacturers’ guarantee last more than a lifetime, it last forever! Allow God to perform a factory reset in you—restoring you to your original state of goodness and wholeness.
Galatians 1:15-- But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace.
Lamentations 3:22-23-- The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Isaiah 44:24-- Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: “I am the Lord, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,
Ephesians 2:8-10-- For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Deuteronomy 31:8-- It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
Zephaniah 3:17-- The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.