Deuteronomy 14:2, Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth,
the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession.
I think this bears repeating – the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession. The Lord CHOSE YOU and you are his TREASURED POSSESSION! Just think about that for a moment. A treasured possession is something of great value.
Therefore, you are VALUABLE to your Heavenly Father. He chose you! He values you! He loves you! Do you believe that?
Picture this: a one dollar bill. If I write “Gwen was here!” on it with a sharpie, what is the value of it? It is worth $1. If I wad it up and throw it on the ground and step on it, what is the value of it? It is worth $1. If I rip it and tape it back together, what is the value of it? It is worth $1. Nothing I did to the dollar bill changed it’s value.
The same it true for us.
No matter what has been done to you in your life…no matter what you have done in your life…your value has never changed. You are, have always been and always will be a valuable treasure to your Heavenly Father. One that he adores and loves dearly…with a love that is sometimes hard for us to comprehend.
If we can really believe He loves us and experience His deep love for us, then we can take God’s love and share it with others. Ephesians 3:17-21 says, And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love and my you have the power to understand as all God’s people should how wide, how long, how high and how deep his love really is.
May you experience the love of Christ, through it is so great you will never fully understand it, then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Knowing God’s love and living in the fullness of God’s love will make us more effective as the church. After all, how can we convince someone that God loves them if we don’t believe it for ourselves?
Please know that God loves you. You are the apple of His eye. You are adored by your Heavenly Father. You are God’s treasure!