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You Matter

Posted on July 31, 2012 by Boyd Bailey There have been 1 comment(s)

“For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession.” Deuteronomy 14:2

 

You matter. You matter because you’re made in the image of God. You are a blueprint of a beauty birthed out of heaven. Your physical makeup is beautiful, because the eye of your beloved beholder is your heavenly Father. Your intellectual capacity is attractive, because in Christ, you know the mind of Christ. Your emotional energy is engaging, because you are accepted and loved by God. You matter because your Master Jesus says you matter.

You matter. You matter because you are chosen by the Lord—you are His treasured possession. Jesus wants you to be with Him like a coach who recruits athletes; He has picked you to be on His team. He calls the plays and He expects you to excel in the position suited for your skills, gifts and experiences. You matter most to the Lord of Hosts. Since Jesus Christ thinks the world of you, He laid down His life for the world on your behalf.

“The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” Job 33:4

What does it mean for you to be a treasured possession of Almighty God’s? Like the Hope Diamond, He values your extreme worth. He protects you, He provides for you, He prays for you and He displays you as a proud trophy of His grace to a lost and hurting world. Yes, you matter. You matter because God owns you. And His ownership displays excellent stewardship. What He owns, He takes care of. What He owns He blesses.

Furthermore, as a precious possession of God’s, your value increases over time. You are an eternal asset that appreciates in worth and significance. The allocations in your heavenly portfolio include faith, hope, love, grace and holiness. You matter. You matter, because you are filthy rich with the riches of Christ. You have been given much in your faith journey, so God expects much. Thus, you matter in helping others know they matter.

“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” Luke 12:48b

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you that I matter much to you, so lead me to help others know they matter to You as well.

Related Readings: Numbers 16:22; Malachi 2:15: Colossians 3:12; 1 Peter 2:9

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This post was posted in Daily Devotion, Wisdom Hunters and was tagged with Job, Luke, Deuteronomy

1 Response to You Matter

  • Caitlyn says:

    God bless you guys! This devotional blessed my day so much, and I am now inspired to share it with others! Praise the Lord! :)

    Posted on July 31, 2012 at 1:07 pm

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