Happy New Year, friends. If you celebrated last night, I hope you had a lovely time. We did sparklers, glow necklaces, and ice cream sundaes for the kids. I think they enjoyed it and tucked away a few good memories.
As you might know, I’ve been thinking through plans for the year, as I’m sure most of you have as well. While doing so, I’ve felt a deep sense of gratitude for what the Lord has done in my life. I went from being a young widow struggling to survive, to thriving out in the country with a family I could have only dreamed about.
And friends, I felt unworthy. Unworthy of it all.
Why should I have these blessings when I’ve made so many mistakes?
Friends, while I was seeking answers, the Lord spoke to me through His Word. He is always good, and is always on time.
Our worthiness isn’t found in who we are, but in Who He is.
We are worthy because He saw fit to form us in His image. We are fearfully and wonderfully made.
We are worthy because He chose to die for us, and He’s given us His righteousness to wear once we truly trust, and surrender our lives to Him.
These are beautiful truths that have carried me throughout the day when I face doubt, fear, or pain. And friends, these truths are real and true for you, too.
Our worthiness isn’t about us, it’s all about Him. When we are blessed, we can receive it with open arms, knowing that the Giver of every good gift chose to give it to us. That is enough. Who are we to argue with what God has chosen to do?
Being grateful and recognizing our blessings is a good thing. It is good to remember and thank the Lord for the blessings of our family, home, friends, food, etc.
And dear reader, you are worthy. Worthy of His love. Worthy of His blessings. Worthy of His promises.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:5, 9 TLV
Really take a moment to read the above verses. Claim them. If you are in Christ, you are chosen, holy, loved, and of value. We are called to proclaim the praises of the One who called us out of darkness, and into His marvelous light.
It is a perfect time to remember this as we work through new goals and plans. Let’s be mindful to glorify the Lord in this coming year.
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