We seem to be on a “trust” theme today on social media. Totally unintentional on my end. I grab images from a variety of places on Facebook.
But I can feel this one in my soul – yall! So often, it is very easy to believe the lie that we aren’t worthy.
In Christ, we are far more worthy. May our identities rest in Him. And allow Him to be the single relationship that determines who we are.
Only the Lord Jesus can help me to really believe my worth… and it starts at the suffering of Jesus, the cross, and His beautiful resurrection!
Humans are worthy of other humans’ love.
But we get the amazing opportunity to be known by God and **bonus** to actually KNOW and walk in our friendship with Jesus Christ!
Even though we were once enemies of God, we are now called His friends. He gives us the gift of salvation and eternal life, and what that means is this…
We get the opportunity to communicate and live with the God of all universe forever!
And all we have to do is call out to God and thank Him for His Son Jesus the Christ. The promised Redeemer. The One who wants to come and rescue us!
And this is 100% based on the Bible and what it teaches us in several places. One of which is Ephesians 2.
“I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. This is my command: Love each other (John 15:11-17).”
“We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus (Romans 3:22-26).”
“Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else. But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago (Ephesians 2:1-10).”