But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
I Peter 2:9
You have value! Just about everyone goes through a time in their life feeling not valued, acknowledged, loved or treasured. It’s as if no one else can see your worth. The good news is Jesus see’s your worth enough so that He sacrificed His life so that you could experience a greater love and freedom like no other.
There is not a single thing that we experience in this life that the Lord God Almighty does not know about. He can see and feel all-of our hurts, pains, ups and our downs. He also see’s the desires of our heart as well as the intent of our hearts whether good or bad.
Today, know that you are a “Kings Kid” and He has called you out of darkness into something marvelous. You have an important role to play in the kingdom and to show other’s around you that they also are loved and have worth. Striving to listen and seek to understand one another is taking the time to find value in someone else’s story; misinterpretation of someone’s life journey can lead to false judgement. For we all have fallen short but have been redeemed through a gracious savior and we are His special, chosen people.
If you have not had the opportunity to make Jesus part of your journey, He’s longing to hear from you. Making Christ the certain of your life is the beginning of finding true value, worth and fulfillment. Will you trust Him today with your insecurities, worthlessness, loneliness, bitterness, unforgiveness, things that make you feel less than whole? Allow the Lord that space in your life. He’s able to do more than we can every expect or imagine. You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood!
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.
The season is changing, summer has begun its descent and fall is making its arrival. The morning light comes later, and the evening light becomes shorter. Change and transition in seasons may not always be clear. Weather patterns are no longer a good indicator of a changed season, but atmosphere indicates otherwise.
Do you recognize your season of change? There’s a shift occurring can you sense it? Oftentimes, we cannot move forward because we’re holding on to a past season, like hanging on to summer by wearing summer clothing when it’s beginning to rain. Rain brings refreshing and a washing away of the dust and debris that has built up over the summer months. We need the rain and refreshing of the Lord to wash away old thought processes, methods that are no longer useful or effective, relationships, jobs, careers etc. and any other remnants that hold us back from experiencing Gods best for us.
What I love about the fall, is that it brings a new type of refreshing. It’s a time to refocus on the Lord’s plans for my life. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
The season is changing, do you recognize your season of change?
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for seasons of change. You are the orchestrator of change. Help me to be aware and in step of where you are leading me in this season. Lord-what am I holding onto that keeps me stalled? Show me where and what I need to put off and let go of that prevents me from moving forward. I welcome your guidance today. In Jesus Name ~Amen!
For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of timidity (fear) but power and love and discipline.
II Timothy 1:6-7
During a church service, the pastor speaking asked the question “is Jesus enough?” He began to share about our purpose on the earth and that we were made for Jesus and not just for our own promotion. There were several more points he made during his exhortation to the congregation. But as I was listening to his message, the Holy Spirit began to speak to my heart saying “there are many people sitting on their gifts. God the Father has given so many gifts that are not being used, they are left unopened. They’ve gathered dust some have rusted, some have been placed in a closet and forgotten about. Some gifts you’ve thrown out because you have felt that it is too late and no longer useful, I’m too old, I’ve experienced trauma, gone through heartbreak, hurts and disappointments. We’ve said but God, how can you use me now? But God, I’m running on empty! But God, no one recognizes me! But God, I’m not ready!”
But God! God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable they cannot be withdrawn (Romans 11:29.) God did not give you His gifts so that He can take them back. He gave them to you because He knew that you were uniquely formed and shaped for a particular task to be carried out in this earth. He had you in mind for His Kingdom assignment! Proverbs 18:16 says A gift does wonders; it will bring you before men of importance. (TLB)
Some of us have sat in the same place for far too long and have gotten comfortable. But in that place of comfort you’ve become stale and dissatisfied. You see, Jesus is enough for us in every season and His love for us is limitless and He goes above and beyond more than we can ever imagine when we trust Him with what He has entrusted to us.
This is a season of shifting, let’s move forward and begin to unwrap, take out the closet, remove from the shelf all that God has purposed in our lives!
Dear Lord, we are grateful to you for all that you have blessed us with. You are amazing and you are gracious and merciful to us even in our misfortunes, trials, heartaches, and mistakes. Dear Lord I ask that you will begin by your Spirit to stir up and awaken once again the gifts that are within us. Lord let us not be afraid or make excuses in moving forward, stepping out on faith and trusting your lead. Open doors that are to be opened and shut doors that are to be shut. In Jesus Name! ~Amen