TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY
GOD’S A BIG FANIsaiah 43:4
‘…You are precious to me...’ Isaiah 43:4 NLT
Look for love in the wrong places and you’ll end up feeling spat out. Even if you feel adored and respected one minute, you may end up feeling discarded and thrown away like chippie paper the next. Perhaps you’ve actually grown up with that sense of being discarded, unwanted and unloved. Maybe you feel now or have felt unlovable. Here’s the thing: that sort of ‘love’ is a tremendous lie and it’s a pleasure to introduce to you someone who sees you with a truer, clearer love. And He sees you as perfectly lovable! More than that, He put you together in your mother’s womb, so as far as He’s concerned you are a masterpiece. The security and stability in your worth comes from seeing yourself as God sees you. 1) You’re loveable to Him, ‘You are precious to Me. You are honoured, and I love you. Do not be afraid, for I am with you…’ (vv.4-5) 2) Valuable. ‘…The Son of God, who loved [you], and gave himself for [you]’ (Galatians 2:20 NIV). Jesus gave His life for you so that you could have life and have it to the full! 3) Capable. You are God-made with God-given talents. He’s ‘…given…you…special abilities…’ (1 Peter 4:10 TLB) There are things that God alone has given you. This is hope that God alone can give you. Turn to Him, and find love in the right place, a hopeful place (what’s that… Rihanna…?)
You’ve been found and you are loved. If you’re not feeling like it today, why not check out the pull-out poster in this issue and the explanation on the back of it?