Topic: (You’re Valuable To God)
SCRIPTURE READING: 1 John 3:1 AMPC
“See what [an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.”
Have you ever truly considered the fact that Jesus died for you personally? If you were the only one on the face of the earth, Jesus would still have died for you! Meditate on this deeply. It happened over two thousand years ago, but let it be refreshed in your consciousness today, and it’ll produce results in you.
You were bought with a price. It doesn’t matter that you seem to be “down” in life right now; it doesn’t matter what society thinks of you! You’re valuable to God. It just doesn’t matter that you seem to have been relegated to the background. You’re not a nobody! The best description of you isn’t what people call or describe you to be; it’s Heaven’s definition of you that counts!
You’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21). You’ve been washed, sanctified, and justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 6:11). You’re Heaven’s best: “He brought us to life using the true Word, showing us off as the crown of all his creatures” (James 1:18 MSG). You’re peculiar, royal, excellent and full of glory; you’re somebody special! That’s why Jesus died for you. He loves you.
Reread our opening scripture and see how valuable you are to God. I love the first word of 1 John 3:2; it says, “Beloved, now we are children of God …” (1 John 3:2). You’re beloved of God. Stop being bothered that nobody loves you. Love others because God loves you. Perhaps you didn’t realize how precious and special you are to God; now that you know, accept it and endorse it. It’ll give you a new self-value.
Isaiah 43:4; Ephesians 2:10; Psalm 100:3
Dear Lord, my heart is full of gratitude because you predestined me to be called your son through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of your will, to the praise of your glorious grace. Thank you for loving me with an everlasting love and inspiring me to extend your love to others constantly, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
One Year Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 13, Proverbs 1-2
Two Year Bible Reading
Colossians 4:10-18, Jeremiah 15
Now you know how much the Lord loves you, extend that love to others by sharing this message with someone today; let them know He loves them too.
The Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo is written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. This devotional is designed for teenagers to inspire, encourage and strengthen them by providing answer-from the perspective of God’s Word-to question of critical concern… read more