I have a journal and as I find things that bless me, I write them down and make notes to myself. Scriptures that bless me.. Things to remember…. Things God has shown me. A lot of what I write is a “conglomeration” of these things. What I am learning right now is about my great value to God. I don’t think I ever knew that….that I am valuable to God. Most of my life I have spend hiding from God. Or running from Him. To find out that not only will God “allow” me to have a relationship with Him, but He wants to have a relationship with me. He pursues me. He loves me. This, more than anything has changed my life. Beth Moore says “We act out what we believe, not what we know”. When we truly believe what God says about our value to Him, our life are dramatically altered. It frees us from hypocrisy. The great pretend. “It is easier to act than to clean up our act”. It frees us from unnecessary fear. We can be real about where we have been, where we are, and where we want to be. We are in His fold and we are called His friends. “Do not be afraid; you are worth more than the sparrows”. I love that. Sparrows are like the “itchy scratchy people” of the world. They are not the redbirds or the bluebirds, but sparrows. Plain, brown sparrows. Not the beautiful people of the world, but plain ordinary people like you and me. My relationship with God has changed from hiding from Him, to running to Him. Arms outstretched…boldly…shamelessly. I can hardly keep quiet about what God has done for me. You and I are treasures to God. We are His Heart.
“For you are a people holy to the Lord Your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be His people, His treasured possession.” Deut 7:6