Wednesday, May 8, 2013

You’re Worth Than You Know

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” 1 Peter 3:3-4 NIV

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30 NIV

But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. For out of the heart come evil thoughts - murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.” Matthew 15:18-20

The media and the worldly view of things have been lying to us on where our source of worthiness should come from. The Bible is very clear of this. The outward appearance should never be the source of our worth! The Bible also says we are fearfully and wonderfully made by God regardless of how we look like on the outside. As long as you were created and made by El Shaddai (God Almighty), you are worthy because wonderful are God’s works (Psalm 139:14).

And I absolute believe God loves it when He sees us enjoying life, looking good, dressing nice, eating and sleeping well. For it is God’s pleasure and will to see us enjoy and appreciate His beauty and the marvelous of His Hands and creations.

But our looks, what we do, and ability to achieve in any area of our lives should not be the measure of our worthiness. God loves us because we are His Children and not because of our stature.

So don’t let the media lie to you to make you think owning many degrees, businesses, clothes, shoes, cars, being skinny, wearing of lots of makeup, and people’s opinions of you will make you feel worthier than you already are. You don’t need those outward things to declare your worthiness. You are already worthy to God whether you are fat or skinny, tall or short, rich or poor, black or white, et cetera. God did not intend to create the outward things to measure and confirm our worthiness.

Do not mind other people opinions of you when they try to compare themselves to you on how good-looking you are, what you have accomplished, and where you have come from. It really doesn’t matter what others think of you. They may have accomplished a lot, but with lots of schemes and for the wrong motives.

Believe what The Word of God says about you. Friends, God looks a t our hearts (Matthew 15:8-9). So ask God to work on your heart and strengthen in you those of great worth in His sight. And only value God's opinion of us.

We thank God for creating the wonderful us. We thank God for enabling us to attain all these things we have so far accomplished. We just should not let the outward things determine our worthiness and cause us to also badly influence others to believing the same.

You are worth than you know.

HM


Aren’t two sparrows sold for a small coin? But not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father knowing about it already. Even the hairs of your head are all counted. Don’t be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31 CEB     

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2 NIV
 
For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. But God found fault with the people and said:
“The days are coming, declares the Lord,
    when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
    and with the people of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant
    I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
    to lead them out of Egypt,
because they did not remain faithful to my covenant,
    and I turned away from them,
declares the Lord.
This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel
    after that time, declares the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds
    and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.
No longer will they teach their neighbor,
    or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
    from the least of them to the greatest.
For I will forgive their wickedness
    and will remember their sins no more.

By calling this covenant “new,” He has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.
Hebrews 8:7-13NIV
 
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make HIM out to be a liar and HIS word is not in us. 1John 1:8-10 NIV

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