Finding Your Worth

Finding Your Worth

finding your worthDo you know how precious you are? Do you know your worth? Do you know how loved you are? I hope you do. Because you are all that and even more. You’re not a mere mortal, you are an eternal being called into life by God himself.

You find your true worth and identity in Christ. God sent Jesus to die for us so he could save us and then lavish us with the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us. God planned all this out of the great love so he could love us even more.

What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. (1 John 3:1, MSG,*)

You see, God does not only love you but he loves to love you. Also, there’s nothing you could do to separate yourself from God’s love. Nothing. God created you and knows you better than you know yourself. And nothing will make him to stop loving and caring for you.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39, NLT, emphasis added,*)

When you’ve found your worth in the Word of God, you find it easier to love yourself. When you’ve experienced God’s love and grace, you’re ready to extend grace to people around you. When you’ve embraced all the promises of God for yourself, you are ready to live bold, love much, laugh often. Because all is more than well. You are a beloved child of God and you will never be forgotten.

Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] (Hebrews 23:5, AMP, emphasis added,*)

Finding your worth in God opens up your future in a new way. Life is not about your imperfections and limitations. It’s about God and his perfect plan for you and the whole wide world. You do have purpose. You do have hope. You do have life upon life.

 

Gracious God,
You are so marvelous.
You are more than I deserve
but I so thank you for your love for me.
Thank you for giving me life
with meaning and purpose.
Enable me always know my worth
and extend your love and grace to others.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Have you found your worth in the Bible? How has that helped you?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you stake your life on the promises of God!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].

Image courtesy of creationswap.com, design Mari-Anna Stålnacke.  Linking up today with Dance with Jesus, Faith-filled Fridays, Five Minute Friday, Faith Barista, and WordswithWinter.

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