Contemplating the oneness of Truth while guided by the Voice of Truth produces the evolution or maturation of the soul, spirit and mind, so reality can begin to reflect Truth's immutable, divine attributes, which manifest the highest good for all. This blog reflects an ever-deepening understanding of the Truth a soul gains as its mind is renewed by Truth's pure Light.
November 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm
Rachel… An excellent video on our worth and value… it is so true that we live in a performance based culture in which our value is determined by our performance…sadly in “religious circles” this is also the standard… by which virtue is measured. What people miss is that it All started at God’s initiative…He Loved…as you say.
below, a reflection on that theme written about a year ago..just to share.. Blessings..
A LIFE OF PURPOSE , DIRECTION AND DIGNITY
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds ]][[b]a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
Your life has value, purpose and dignity. On a deep level we know but seldom grasp the implications of this. God has planted eternity in our hearts and minds- described above as a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy.
The staggering statement here is that your life has been designed to have a dignity and direction which can only be found in relationship with God. Nothing of the earth’s treasures or trinkets can satisfy the the deep inner longing for completeness which is found only in Christ.
To think that the Lord of the universe has ,in His majesty and Grace and Love, given thought and attention to your life—you have value and significance in God’s eyes.
11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
12 Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.
13 Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. [Deut 4:29-30.]
These verses speak of God’s loving grace and attention toward us, affirming His purpose for our lives to provide assurance and hope in our final outcome. All that is required is that we seek to be in relationship with Him… as a vital necessity. His promise is that He will be found by seeking and teachable hearts.
Ps. 139;16 tells us…in Your book all the days [ of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there were none of them.
What a marvelous example of the provision and intimacy and loving concern the Lord has for us. Why would this be so?
10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
What Amazing Grace!! This verse illustrates God’s Purpose, Direction and Destiny for those who are His. He has a life prepared for each of us that He would have us live out and walk day by day in the power and leading of the Holy Spirit.
Be encouraged today… Your life has a worth, value, dignity, purpose and destiny which has been prepared before the foundation of the world. His plans and purposes for your life are for your welfare and His glory.
November 19, 2011 at 2:58 am
Thank you, Rachel. I think you really addressed an important issue here. There is confusion when we hear someone saying that we are unworthy or are nothing. I understand what they may mean, but also see what you are saying and how that can allow in lies that He didn’t intend for us to believe.
I have been thinking about how in some areas there is severe poverty or severe persecution. Here in the US there is severe deception and lies.
God bless you, Rachel, as you stay in the truth and share it.
November 21, 2011 at 3:54 pm
Hi Debbie — this concept of worthiness has been greatly distorted and has caused so much harm on many levels. It’s my prayer that people will know how valuable they are and how deeply loved by their Creator.
November 30, 2011 at 4:04 pm