Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | July 15, 2014

YOU ARE A PRECIOUS JEWEL OF GREAT WORTH

PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT

PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT


I find myself frequently thinking, “Father, what is man that You are mindful of him? How insignificant we must seem and how can You be concerned about a people who constantly disappoint You?” Yet, He does care for us and He loves each one of us and in Psalm 8, man is pictured at the center of God’s creation; a little lower than divine (vs. 5, 6), but also having dominion over the creatures of earth, air, and sea (vs. 7, 8; see Genesis 1; Isaiah 35; 43: 1, 4, 7; Revelation 21: 1-4).

However; when we look to the New Testament it is confirmed that Christ Jesus is supreme over ALL creation, including the spirit world (Colossians 1: 15-20). Jesus is not only equal to God (Philippians 2: 6), He is God (John 10: 30, 38; 12: 45; 14: 1-11); as the image of the invisible God, He is the exact representation of God. He not only reflects God, but He reveals God to us (John 1: 18; 14: 9) and is the firstborn over all creation. God is not only the Creator of you and the rest of the world, He is also the Sustainer. In Him, everything is held together, protected, and prevented from disintegrating into chaos. None of us is independent from Him. We are all His servants who must daily (even moment to moment) TRUST Him to protect, care for, and sustain us.

When we look at the beauty of God’s creation all about us, many may feel they are of no use to the LORD, or that they have no worth in His eyes. This is just not so! You have worth because you bear the “stamp of the Creator” (Genesis 1: 26, 27)! God declared your personal value to Him long before you were even conceived; He thought about you and planned for you. It is hard to comprehend that He saw your whole life before Him (from start to finish) BEFORE He even began creating you! Is that not AMAZING?!

Your very life is a gift; it was a gift to your parents and then to all who have come to know you and will come to know you. You have purpose and destiny built into your core because He says so in His Word; “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” He CHOSE to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all He created (James 1: 17, 18; see 1 Corinthians 15: 20-28). Hallelujah!

If you have rejected Jesus as LORD of your life, it is never too late to experience the LOVE, PEACE, and JOY that His presence brings to every aspect of your life (John 3: 16, 17; 14: 6; Romans 3: 21-26; Galatians 2: 22-24; Ephesians 2: 1-10, 14-18). Repent and receive Him today! God knows your future and His plans for you are good and full of hope. As long as God, Who knows the future, plans your agenda and He goes with us as we fulfill His mission, we can be filled with wonderful expectancy. It does not mean we will be spared pain, suffering, or hardship, but we can TRUST God to see us through to our glorious conclusion (Jeremiah 29: 11-14; 2 Thessalonians 4: 16-18; Revelation 22: 1-5)!

I once managed a jewelry store and in that job I got to know a lot about precious stones (i.e. diamonds, emeralds, rubies, etc.). As I was thinking about how precious we are to God, I saw each of us as a unique gemstone of varying clarity and color, yet all of us having the same value in God’s eyes. In 1 Chronicles 29, king David tells us of his preparation in building the house of his God and in verse 2 he talks about parts of the temple to be made of gold, silver, iron, wood, and then of stones to be set, glistening stones, and of divers colors, and all manner of precious stones in abundance.

In Ephesians we read, “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone. And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit” (2: 19-22). Peter tells us that “…as you come to Him, the living Stone – rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to Him – you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 2: 4,5).

Our true value comes from being one of God’s children. Each of us are CHOSEN by God as His very own precious possession and we have been called to represent Him to others. In the end we will see a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth will be gone. We shall see and hear as John saw and heard, “…the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. … And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. … And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. … And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple in it” (Revelation 21: 18-23). Hallelujah, what a day that will be!!!

The LORD would say unto you…
“I know the thoughts that I think toward you; thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected outcome. You are precious in My sight and you shine as a living, exquisite, and priceless jewel. You and many others are connected together to form My holy, spiritual temple. I will once more shake heaven and earth, the sea and the dry land; and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory! Yes, your eyes will see the King in His beauty; you shall see Him as He is and you will be satisfied, My child. I will dwell in you and walk among you; forever with you.”


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