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 1:5
Jeremiah was a prophet of the southern kingdom of Judah almost 600 years before Jesus was born. He was a great man and was called by God to encourage the rebellious people of Judah to repent and turn to God. Jeremiah felt inadequate to do the job that God called him to do, though he loved Him very much and had a burden for the lost. When Jeremiah questioned God’s call, telling Him of his inadequacies and limitations, the Lord spoke these words of Jeremiah 1:5. Before Jeremiah was even born God knew him and had a purpose and a plan for his life. Oftentimes, in our own lives, we hear of the great needs there are to meet the commands of spreading the Good News in our churches, communities, and throughout the world. But, we feel incompetent and inadequate to help, just like Jeremiah. Just as God called him, if we are called, God will equip us also. He has a plan and purpose for each of us. Remember this: God equips the called; He doesn’t necessarily call the equipped.
My Dear Heavenly Father: You knew me before I was born and You have a great plan for my life. How absolutely refreshing that is to know. Thank You for caring about me, even then, and thank you for orchestrating my life so that my purpose would be real and exciting as I follow after You. Equip me Lord to do Your work and help me show others how they too might follow after You. In Jesus Name, Amen.
You knew me Lord before I came and had a plan for me.
Show me how that I might do those things You want to see.
1 can cream of chicken soup
4 ounces chopped green chilies (optional)
2 cups Cheddar cheese
2 cups cooked chicken (2-3 breasts), diced
¼ to ½ cup butter, melted
8 small flour tortillas
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese
Combine soup, chilies, Cheddar cheese and chicken; mix. Melt butter in a 9×13-inch baking dish (put in warm oven to melt butter). Dip both sides of tortillas in the butter. Add a spoonful of chicken mixture to each tortilla and roll up; place in baking dish. Sprinkle the Monterey Jack over top. Cover with foil; bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.