Wednesday, July 27, 2016

You Are Worth Fighting For!

This is a teaching that I posted several months ago. It seems fitting to revisit it as we learn that God is on our side fighting for us. God sees someone worth fighting for when he looks at us. But until we start seeing how valuable we are to God we'll never fully believe that he  really wants to fight on our behalf.

  Who determines your worth? 
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? 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. And 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 shocked at what you see. The truth 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
mother's womb. 
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).

    God is big enough to hold the oceans in his hand (Isa 40:12 NLT). He is the king above every king. There isn't one thing that was or will be created that didn't start with Him (John 1:3). He truly is worthy of all of our praise and adoration! But as powerful and important as He is, He still lovingly watched as we grew in our mothers womb. He didn't stop there either, statistics say that there have been over 100 billion people born on this earth and he knows each one of them by name. Can you image a powerful all mighty God loving each of us so much to know something like that? I don't know about you but I find that very cool.

This same God can see the end from the beginning (Isa 46:10) so he's known from the moment of conception what our every thought and action would be, both good and bad. He knows ahead of time when we're going to really mess things up but he still loved us enough to be willing to die for us (John 3:16). 

“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

We are so precious to God. When you realize how loved and valued you are by him then it doesn't really matter if you fit into Hollywoods mold. The creator of the earth loves you and that kind of makes everything else pale in comparison.

                                  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. To him I am highly valued.

Who have you allowed to place a value on you life?

As humans, the things that are important to us are the things we will fight the hardest for. It's the exact same way with God. We are very precious to Him and because of that, he will fight tooth and nail for us. No matter how hard the current season that you are in may be you can rest assured that God is fighting on your behalf!

Have a blessed day

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