While driving home from the market, I was deep in thought. I've been seeking to understand my worth to the LORD for the last couple of months. Having been saved by Jesus Christ, I'm sure it's hard for anyone to believe my value is in any sort of question, but realizing that I'm loved and worthy in God's eyes has been terribly difficult for me to grasp in the past...What I'm coming to understand is that I've spent my life perceiving God through the scope of other people's behavior. It's a complicated lie that Satan weaves, and it pains me to consider that this web of deceit may never be lifted for some Christians. Although we know that God loves us because He chose to save us, we can't imagine that we have any sort of personal worth, because the hatred in our world tells us we're useless...I'm starting to break out of that fog, and let me tell you, the light shining through is glorious. God doesn't care what other people think of me! When I managed to destroy His perfect creation with my sinfulness, my LORD and Saviour, Jesus Christ gave me back my worth, my life, and my ability to offer love to the world. And not only has God given me worth through His Son, He created me with purpose. He loved me from the beginning. He thinks I'm great because He made me in His GREAT likeness! What a glorious thought...and all by lunchtime!
When I got home, I had lunch with my wonderful husband, Dustin. I'm so incredibly blessed to be his wife. His love is so empowering. If he would have gotten to rest from work, today would have been perfect.