01 October 2013

Worthy

According to dictionary.com, Self Worth is the sense of one's own value as a person.  In other words, self worth is how we see our personal value. 

How do you see your own value as a person? Do you feel that you have value? What gives you your value? How do you define your value? 

After answering these questions for yourself, maybe you feel the need for some assistance in the area of Self Worth. Then you came to the right place ;) Below are just some of the verses that demonstrate how much God values you. 

Titus 3:5
He came to save us. It’s not that we earned it by doing good works or righteous deeds; He came because He is merciful. He brought us out of our old ways of living to a new beginning through the washing of regeneration; and He made us completely new through the Holy Spirit,

God brought us salvation because "He is merciful" meaning that God brought us salvation because he chose to show us mercy. Therefore, God shows us mercy because we are worth enough to him to be redeemed. God values us enough to redeem us, to make us new. God values us enough to experience life as we experience it and to sacrifice that life so we can have an opportunity to experience eternal life in Heaven. 

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have because He has said, “I will never leave you; I will always be by your side.”

God values you enough that he promises to never leave you or forsake you. 

Luke 12:6-7
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Matthew 26:41
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

I have great news friends! God values YOU!!!

But how do we use God's value for us to value ourselves? I think this next passage says it well. 

Acts 10:9-16
About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”
“Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”
The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”
 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.

“Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” This includes you! If God has made you clean, you are indeed clean!!! It's time to claim your cleanliness (i.e. your self worth). A great way to do that is through prayer. On our own, it is very difficult to change the way we value ourselves but with God all things are possible. 



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