Due to the fact that my father is still dealing with health issues, today and Friday I'm going to repost a couple of old blogs. I'm working on bringing you some new content soon!Who do you allow to set a value on your life?
Is Hollywood's' idea of perfection what you aspire to? Or do you feel the need to attain the perfect life of those that are around you? Unfortunately, if your answer was yes to either of these questions then, I'm sorry to say that you're setting yourself up for failure. Actually, the standard that Hollywood holds people to is unattainable. More than likely if you could look into the lives of those so called perfect people that you admire so much, I think you'd be shock at what you see. The truth is is no ones perfect. So who should we allow to determine our value? There is only one person who knows us completely and that is God. He knows the good, the bad and everything in between about us. He was even there the very moment we were conceived and he lovingly watched as we grew and were formed in our mothers womb. The Bible puts it this way;
You made all the delicate, inner
parts of my body
and knit me together in my
You watched me as I was being
formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the
dark of the womb. (Ps. 139:13, 15).
O lord, you have examined my heart and
know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!(Psalms 139:1-6 NLT)
Take a minute and personalize this thought.
God who is big enough to hold the oceans in his hand. Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers loves me (Isa 40:12). He values me so much that death was not to great a price to pay for me. There is nothing about me either good or bad that he does not already know and yet God still loves me. He has placed a value on my life.
Who has placed a value on your life? I know who I'm gonna allow to have that power. Will you please join me. It'll be worth it in the end!
Have a blessed day
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