Some days I measure my worth by the undone items on my to-do list. Being un-done, they can take first place in our desires. We end up focusing on what we’re not instead of who we are–and whose we are.
Here are a few verses to bring the focus back to who we are in God’s eyes. His opinion is the only one that matters, and his view of us is always based on a greater love than we can imagine. Take that, to-do list!
“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”
1 John 3:1
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
“When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.”
“You are the people of God; He loved you and chose you for His own.”
“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”
and my favorite:
“For the Lord takes delight in his people.”
So there you have it from the mouth of God Almighty, who rejoices over you with singing and who doesn’t just put up with you — he takes delight in you, every moment of every day. I challenge you to bring that to mind when thoughts of unworthiness start to creep in from an unfinished to-do list!
Other overlooked things in the Bible
Did you see Matt Swaim’s tweets this week on motor vehicles in the Bible? I discovered them on churchpop.com and had to share. Enjoy!
Inspiring, and hilarious!
Glad you enjoyed it, Barb!
I was drawn to Mary’s Fiat. It has the worn utilitarian look of a telephone booth or my toothbrush. People and dentists (I think they’re people too) tell me “You’re neglecting yourself. Get a new toothbrush.” But the bent bristles reveal the dailiness of a well worn relationship. So I pick it up faithfully; it’s a friendly toothbrush. An acquaintance once said “I do dishes with God.” I can have an exchange with God at the strangest times, in the strangest places, doing the most ordinary tasks.
Thanks for the description of what it is to “pray always.”