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Friday, 16 August 2013

'Something is only worth the amount that someone else is willing to pay for it'

The Worth of you started long before the Birth of you

The issue of our worth & our value as people, is something I've listened to so many talk about time & time again, particularly from young girls, & it's certainly something I've struggled with for a long time. In today's society were the value of everything is measured up against the value of its rival, how can we avoid getting caught up in the lie that we are worth very little or nothing because there is always someone more worthy or more valuable than us? There is always someone better than us at the thing we are best at - & maybe that is true. There is always someone prettier, thinner, smarter, richer, more athletic, more talented, more dedicated, more patient, more 'Holy', more popular... than we are.

But you know what? Something I have taken away from a camp I went to last week (Detling Celebration 2013), was that 'Something is only worth the amount that someone else is willing to pay for it'
Put it plainly... we are worth what God was willing to pay for us. EVERYTHING. The ultimate price for the ultimate possession.
God was willing to give up His son in order to be reconciled with you. He allowed Him to die on a cross so that God Himself could spend time with you & delight in you.
This is GOOD NEWS people. This means that on the contrary to what we might feel in the mundane & dark days of our lives, and contrary to what the world might tell us; we are in fact worth everything to the one who matters. You are His jewel (Malachi 3:17), & His own special treasure.
Yes, we will go through the refiners fire & life will be hard sometimes. Yes, you might not feel loved or worthy or of value all of the time, but in those moments you can hold fast to the truth that the Lord of all is purifying you like gold & one day He will declare you as His son or daughter (Zechariah 13:9).

<<< Song of Songs 4:9
'You have captured my heart, my treasure, my bride. You hold it hostage with one glance of your eyes.'

1 comment:

  1. I've loved every blog post darling Becks. You are inspirational.