YOU ARE GOD’S PRIZED POSSESSION
On December 25, 2021 the largest and most powerful space telescope was launched to further probe the mysteries of the universe. Recently people gathered in small groups all around the world as some amazing pictures, never seen before, were beamed back to earth. By use of its infra-red lenses the JWST telescope can examine objects over 13.6 billion light-years away.
I was sharing this with our men’s prayer group. I then read James 1:17-18. “Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” James then adds, “He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.” Wrap your mind around that one!! Out of every galaxy and star in the universe; out of everything he made; you and I became his prized possession.
So often we let troubles cloud our belief that God cares. We allow setbacks and losses to undermine our trust in his goodness. And we let the circumstances of life obscure our confidence that God is in control. (Rom. 8:28)
One of Satan’s key tactics is to inflame all sorts of feelings of insecurity and low self-worth. So many today – even some of you – carry heavy feelings of helplessness, purposelessness, rejection, thinking you were somehow shortchanged by God when he created you. This is a lie! It’s a lie that has been planted in you by Satan himself to ultimately “steal, kill and destroy.” (John 10:10)
Today God would have you realize that out of everything he has created in the universe, you are his prized possession.
In the book Bridges to Freedom a recovering addict wrote, “The truth is, ‘I am enough.’ I am enough just the way God created me. I am a child of God. I have worth, and I have value. I am worthy, not because of what I’ve done, not because of what I do, or not because what I own. I’m not worthy because Jesus died for me. His death for me shows my worth to him. I am worthy simply because I exist.” That key single realization marked a significant turning point in this person’s life which resulted in a breakthrough that led to his compete recovery.
“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers – the moon and the stars you set in place – what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority.” (Psalms 8:3-6 NLT)
That same Psalmist prayed, “God, I invite your searching gaze into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting way – the path that brings me back to you.” (Psalm 139:23-24 TPT)
God made you worthy. Christ’s death on the cross for you proved that! God made you of value. You are his prized possession.
Be blessed my friend.
The Barnabas Group / Loads of Love
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18, 23-24; Psalm 8; Romans 8:31-39