you are valuable to god

February 12, 2020

One of the greatest needs in any human is the need to be validated.  To be validated in this sense, means having value and having a reason for your existence.  Down deep inside we all ask the question, why am I here?  Does anyone care?  

There are so many mental and physical issues that stem from someone not feeling needed, wanted or having any value.

The Word of God is filled with words such as encourage, exhort, comfort and bear each other’s burdens.  We are told to have compassion, pity and to assist others in need.

One of the greatest messages in the Gospel is that Jesus came to die for you.  He paid the price for your sins from the day you were born to the day you die.  He was the Lamb of God, slain from the foundation of the world. (Rev. 13:8)

What does that mean?  Before you were even created, God sent Jesus to die for you.  If God is truly omniscient, knowing all things from the beginning of creation to the end, He knew for whom He was sending Jesus to die.

You were valuable enough for God to send His son to die for you!

You were also so valuable to God that you were first created by the thought of God.  

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee…”

Even though this scripture was referring specifically to Jeremiah it tells us that God created us even before we were conceived.  Your creation began as a thought of God.  He planned your creation and your life.  You are so valuable to God that He thought that you would be valuable enough to be part of His overall plan.

You are so valuable to God that Jesus tells us in John 16:7 that it was necessary for Him to leave this earth so He could send us the Comforter, the Holy Spirit who would guide us and possess us with His power and comfort.

You are so valuable to God that Jesus tells us in John 10:10 that He came that we might have an abundant life here on this earth.

You are so valuable to God that God gave us some great things as mentioned in II Peter 1:3-4 “According as His divine power HATH given to unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that HATH called us to glory and virtue.  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

Notice the word, hath, which means He has already given us these things while we are on this earth.  You are valuable to God!

If you ever have a day where you feel lonely and wonder if you have any value to anyone, remember all you have just read and repeat this wonderful truth: I AM VALUABLE TO GOD.

- Pastor Jim