You Are Precious in His Sight

Verse of the Day:  Isaiah 43:4           

Because you are precious in my eyes, you are honored, and I love you.           

Are you seeing yourself the way God sees you? Here’s a little reminder for you just in case you have forgotten. You are God’s own creation and God doesn’t make mistakes. You have worth, you are a jewel and you belong to God. You have been adopted into His own family, you are His child and an heir to His kingdom. God has given you gifts and talents to use for His purpose because He has a plan for you. He loves you so much He gave His Only Son so you could have eternal life. Stop worrying about the way the world sees you and start seeing yourself the way God sees you, as His precious child.

Heavenly Father, Thank You for your love and patience. I admit that sometimes I forget my worth and I forget how much You love me. Sometimes, I even worry about what the world thinks of me when deep in my heart I know that what You think of me is what really matters. Help me Lord, to remember that I was chosen by You and that I am precious in Your sight. Help me to remain confident in Your love because I am a child of God almighty. Amen

We Three Kings

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Verse of the Day:   Matthew 2:11      

And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 

The magi, also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men or (Three) Kings, had followed the star to Jerusalem and when they arrived they asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?” Upon finding Jesus they fell down and worshiped Him bestowing Him honor and acknowledging Him as King. After they worshiped Him they presented their gifts. The three gifts they brought had significant spiritual meaning. They gave Him gold, a gift for royalty, which represents His Kingship. Second, they gave Him frankincense, a symbol of His priestly role and mediator between God and man. And finally, they gave Him myrrh, a burial ointment because Jesus was the Savior who came to die for our sins. Like the magi we can come to Jesus and worship Him and offer Him the gifts of our heart, talent and service.

Spiritual Gifts                   

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Verse of the Day:  1 Peter 4:10

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

 

God gives each of us talents, abilities and gifts that He expects us to use to serve others.  Gifts of wisdom, faith, discernment, teaching, administration, service, mercy, hospitality and encouragement have been given to us for His purpose, not ours. If we want to please God we must faithfully use our gifts to bless others and to build His kingdom.

Treasures in Heaven

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 6:19-21

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

 

There’s nothing wrong with having nice things, the problem is idolizing material things over treasuring what we have in Christ. It’s more important to focus on eternal things which are more valuable than anything here on earth that are only temporary. Using our money, gifts and talents for God’s purpose should be a priority in the coming year.

Spiritual Gifts

 

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Verse of the Day:  1 Peter 4:10

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

 

God gives each of us talents, abilities, and gifts and He expects us to use them to serve others.  Gifts of wisdom, faith, discernment, teaching, administration, service, mercy, hospitality, encouragement and others have been given to us for His purpose, not ours. If we want to please God we must faithfully use our gifts to bless others and build His kingdom.

Use Your Gifts for His Purpose

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Verse of the Day:  1 Peter 4:10

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

 

God gives each of us talents, abilities, and gifts to use along with the unique life experiences we each have to realize our purpose in life so we can fulfill our responsibility of serving others as a result of God’s grace.  God expects us to use the gifts we have been given by making ourselves available to be used by him.