Thursday, December 8, 2016

I Matter

"God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." —Voltaire

Today, December 8th is my birthday. In my quiet time with the Lord this morning two scriptures came to my mind—2 Samuel 7:18 written in the photo above and Psalm 8. The Psalm, I selected for my birth day.

3When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels
    and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their feet:
When we look at ourselves in light of God and the vastness of his creation, we feel small. However, we need to see ourselves as God does. God looked over all of his creation and saw that it was good. Humanity was the pinnacle of his handiwork.
From the dust of the earth, God created us in his three-fold image—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, giving us a three-fold nature—a body, a soul, and a spirit. Then, he breathed life into us.
Our spirit man most reflects his image. He’s given us the capacity to know him and to reflect his character so others will see him and realize their value in his sight.
The next time you question your worth as a person, remember God ascribed a high value to you. So much so, he sent his Son to die for you so that you can spend eternity with him.
Don’t let anything mar the image of his glory in your life. It matters. I matter. And so do you. 

Now it's your turn.

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