“And how much more valuable you are than birds!” Luke 12.24
Our value to God shines through the pages of the Bible. The care that God took over creation, the individuals he raised up to call people back to him and the love for us that was demonstrated in the giving of Jesus are impossible to miss. Many people know all this, but their real question is – but what about me? Am I really of value to God?
People can argue about this until they are blue in the face! However, it is the work of the Holy Spirit to write these truths in our hearts and we need to give him the space to speak to us, and then co-operate with what he does. Simply set aside a short time of quiet when you can ask Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, to reveal your value to him. Be aware of any thought that comes to you - it may be in the form of a picture or a verse from the Bible. Write down anything that comes and then choose to believe it.
God is longing for you to accept his love for many reasons: he knows how this will bless you personally, what joy it will bring to him, and the way it will affect how you are with other people. So choose to believe that you are far “more valuable than birds!”
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The Revd John Ryeland, Director of The Christian Healing Mission