What does God think of you?*
I too often tell myself what a failure I am, how unlovable I must be. In a Facebook exchange I was assigned the letter “d,” and was supposed to send that to my friends asking them to tell me something about myself that starts with “d.” My immediate reaction was to call myself a “dumbs***.” Oh oh.
God’s wonderful truth
The wonderful fact, however, is that God loves me. He loves me!
I underestimate His love for me, and don’t comprehend the enormity of my position in Christ. Perhaps the same is true of you.
What God says about you, His child
It is helpful to periodically review God’s love for His children. Prayerfully read the following, inserting your name in the verses:
But God demonstrates His own love towards [your name], in that while [your name] was yet a sinner, Christ died for [your name]. (Romans 5:8)
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on [your name], that [your name] would be called a child of God. (1 John 3:1)
He predestined [your name] to adoption as son through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will.” (Ephesians 1:5)
For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call [your name] brethren. (Hebrews 2:11)
Therefore there is now no condemnation for [your name] who is in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set [your name] free from the law of sin and of death. (Romans 8:1–2)
[Your name] is a temple of God and the Spirit of God dwells in [your name]. (1 Corinthians 3:16)
[Your name] was sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of [your name’s] inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.” (Ephesians 1:13–14)
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for [your name], who is against [your name]? (Romans 8:31)
This is the truth, God’s truth
Believe what He says
We can—and must—believe what He says about us. Almighty God, Creator of the heavens and the earth, the creator of you and me, loves us. Don’t believe your negative lies about yourself. Believe God.
God–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–please help me comprehend and feel Your love for me. Please help me grasp the truth of who I am to You. Please make Your Truth penetrate my mind, my heart, and my thoughts, words, and deeds. Please help me substitute Your truth for my negative lies.
*This post is strictly for those who believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and trust Him, and Him alone, for salvation. This is for the children of God.