And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.
Luke 12:7 NLT
You are valuable to God.
Just think about that for a moment. The creator of all things, the God of the universe values you and has created you for a purpose. The universe is not filled with examples of chaos and randomness, but it is designed with a beautiful order and complexity, with each component playing it’s part in the greater whole. If we examine with a microscope, we find a world of particles and order and logical design where every part has a purpose and where they work together in unity.
Even the world around us, and not just the Word of God points us to the undeniable conclusion that there is a design, a plan, an order for everything. And we should understand that in that plan, we have a purpose, we have a value to the creator. In fact, He loves us enough to make us self aware, capable of thought, capable of choice, capable of deciding whether or not to praise and honor Him. Isn’t that amazing that we as humans are able to reflect upon ourselves and upon the greater things of life and are not beings wired only for the simple purposes of living, reproducing, and dying? Isn’t it wonderful that these physical bodies hold something oh so much more valuable?
When a loved one takes their last breath, it is not their physical body that we value. It is not their physical presence of their body that we miss, but the ability to interact with that soul, that life, that thing of value that was carried around in their earth bound vessel. Yes, we know the part that God values, because we can see the value ourselves. We can know the difference between the valuable eternal soul and the perishable physical body.
So we schools know where those things truly valuable exist, and they are not in this physical body or in the things that tickle and please it – but in the things that are pleasing to our soul, the things that nourish our eternal spiritual nature, not our temporary, carnal, flesh nature.
So why do we find ourselves worrying more over the things of this physical world – what we will eat, what we will wear, where we will sleep? When we should know that these things are temporary and not nearly as important as those things eternal. Why do we let ourselves become distracted by our senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing and seeing in the physical – and forget that we have a more important spiritual component of our lives that allows for a connection to the one true God that is far more important.
If you have not yet received the gift of the Holy Spirit annointing upon your life, I encourage you to ask, seek, and knock at the gate in prayer until your eye is opened to see and your ears are restored to hearing the voice of your Lord and Savior, the Good Shepherd, the Word of God, Jesus Christ who sits in the authority of God the Father Almighty, and who lives in those of us who are Chosen as Sons and Daughters of God.
You see, you have a value that far surpasses your title, or your possessions, or your wealth, or your beauty, or your knowledge, or your strength – for all of those things will pass away and your body will be c returned to the ground to root and decay upon your death. And if all you have done during your brief time in this physical body is to feed the desires of your flesh, to fulfill the urges and fancies of this temporary physical body – what good will that serve your eternal soul?
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?
Matthew 16:26 NLT
So I encourage you to understand what is valuable and eternal, friend. Know your value, know your purpose. Learn to love God and love each other. Choose to walk with Him today.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Romans 8:28 ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Proverbs 16:9 ESV
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Acts 26:16 ESV
But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you,
John 15:16 ESV
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Matthew 28:19 ESV
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Ephesians 1:11 ESV
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
Let this be our testimony –
“But he knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold. For I have stayed on God’s paths; I have followed his ways and not turned aside. I have not departed from his commands, but have treasured his words more than daily food.
Job 23:10-12 NLT