Today is the first blank page of a 365 page book called, ” You are Valuable!”
2018 is the year to be valuable, for you are Valuable. The unconditional love of the Lord should make you feel valuable. God loves you, that is the King of Heaven and Earth loves you. Think about it: A Royal figure loves you, not just any royal figure, but the most royal of royal loves you unconditionally. The king knows you personally and cares for you.
Do you recognize your value? If you don’t, it is time for you to feel valuable.
You are Valuable BECAUSE GOD CREATED YOU IN HIS IMAGE.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
You are valuable because God knows you personally by name.
Isaiah 43:1-2 But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are mine.*
You are Valuable because God provides your daily needs.
Matthew 5:45-“That you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”
It is 2018 and it is a new beginning with God’s blessings and abundance. But, DO you feel blessed by the kindness of our Lord? And how is God kind to you?
You are reading this that means that you are alive!
More than 153,000 died yesterday.
You turn on your tap and you have clean water,
2,1 billion people do not have access to clean water.
You have food in your refrigerator and cupboards,
815 Million people do not have enough food to eat.
You have a roof over your head as many as 1.6 billion people lacked adequate housing (Habitat, 2015).
You have a job be thankful, for unemployed people around the world was about 201.8 million in 2013. (the United Nations’ labor agency.)
Do you still question God’s kindness to you?
You are valuable because God gave His only son for your sins. (and mine)
God’s mercy and forgiveness is unmerited. Whatever mistake you have made God forgives you. Do not live in the past for our God is a loving God, and although we do not deserve his endless love, He loves you and me. God sent His only son to deliver us from our sinfulness, and by His blood we are redeemed.
Do you feel like God couldn’t possibly use you because of your mistakes? Remember:
~ Noah was a drunk
~ Abraham was too old
~ Isaac was a daydreamer
~ Jacob was a liar (and a cheat)
~ Leah was ugly
~ Joseph was abused
~ Moses had a stuttering problem (Moses stuttered)
~ Gideon was afraid
~ Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
~ Rahab was a prostitute
~ Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
~ David was an adulterer and a murderer
~ Elijah was suicidal
~ Isaiah preached naked
~ Jonah ran from God
~ Naomi was a widow
~ Job went bankrupt
~ John the Baptist ate bugs
~ Peter denied Christ
God who is perfect loves you no matter what. So, don’t let others keep you from becoming who you are destined to be by bringing up your past and failures and shortcomings. Forget those fake friends and judgmental families who keeps bringing up your past for God has a future for you. True families and friends love you for you; not for what you have done or have not done. Don’t focus on your sinfulness, focus on the purity of God.
Get rid of the naysayers in your lives. Those who constantly criticize you do not deserve to be in your life. Do not listen to the dream slayers who have given up on their dreams and want to snatch yours away. They are all like crabs in a barrel who try to pull down the crab who climbs to the top of the barrel. Don’t scratch for worms in the dust with the rest of chickens, when you can soar like an eagle in the skies.
You are Valuable because the greatest King of Heaven and Earth made you in His image, knows you by name, provides for your daily needs, and, gave His only son for your sins.
2018 is a fresh beginning God has given us. You have 365 days ahead of you to start anew. This day is a new creation. You have 1440 minutes today to start afresh and make innovative chapters in your lives. You could do so by being positive, and by thinking positive and great things, and to always remember that you are valuable.
Have you ever noticed whatever God gives us is immense?
Our skies are spacious.
Our waters are expansive.
Our lands are magnanimous
Our foods are lavish.
And our opportunities are bountiful.
God is not a God of Lack or limit.
So, let us declare our greatness in God and God alone.
Start 2018 and go ahead and claim grand things in Christ. Seek ambitious destinies, or magnificent relationships, or fulfilling jobs, or far-reaching adventures. Write that book that you’ve always wanted to. Jump into that business that you’ve been yearning to start. Take the plunge and move to the State that you are always dreaming of. God does not want you to live a mediocre life for He is a mighty God.
May GOD Richly Bless you all in 2018, and May His declaration in Jer 29:11 becomes true for you:
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.
2018 is the year to feel valuable for you are valuable!
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