As a father it is easy to sometimes forget how precious a gift my children are. In Psalm 127:3 we read, “children are a gift from the lord; they are a reward from him” “Jesus said, ‘let the little children come to me, and so not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” “ Matthew 19:14. As a father I have no greater joy then to hear that my children are walking in the truth (3 john 1:4).
Life’s noise can make it hard to hear God. God speaks in a variety of ways and if we’re not listening for it, sometimes we may miss it. We need to STOP and LISTEN. The next time you find yourself distracted by the noise of this world, stop and take a moment to reflect and listen for God’s voice.
You are more loved and precious to God then you can ever know.
God has placed great value on your life. God loves us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die for your and my sins. (John 3:16, Romans 5:8) He then sent the Holy Spirit to be our helper, our comforter. (Acts 5:32, 2 Corinthians 5:5) You are an heir of salvation. (Ephesians 1:5) You are not alone. Be comforted that your heavenly Father is watching over us at all times. (Psalm 121:5-8)
You are so valuable to God, not because of anything you have done, not because of anything you will do but simply because He chose to love you. (Titus 3:5) All glory deserves to go to God.The same God of scripture is the same God the is living today. (Psalm 33:11, Isaiah 40:8)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalm 51:12)
God created you in His image, for is glory. (Genesis 1:27) No matter how small, irrelevant, or unimportant you feel, no matter how insignificant you feel, you are valuable to God.
Brokenness can lead to true surrender
Have you ever been completely and utterly broken? A place of brokenness can be a humbling, painful, and yet beautiful place to be. It’s easy to forget the beauty and joy that can emerge from this bittersweet place. In these moments of complete brokenness, one this remains:
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in the spirit.” Palms 34:18
What does it mean to be humble? Simply put, it means we do not use others to benefit ourselves rather we offer ourselves to benefit others.