Thursday August 14th, 2014: Treasure That Is What You Are

Devotions

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Today I’m going to touch on the subject of treasure and value through Christ. “Treasure that is what you are. Honey, you’re my golden star.” Although I do not support the rest of that song or Bruno Mars’ music I think those lines capture the heavenly Fathers thoughts about us. Deuteronomy 14:2 says, “You have been set apart as holy to The Lord your God, and he has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be his own special treasure.” You are so precious and valuable to Him that you have been set apart from all the nations as holy as His own special treasure. Yes, YOU!

So what does that mean? How does that affect your everyday life? It’s really simple… Recognize your value. Look in the mirror and repeat to yourself, “I am God’s special treasure.” Whenever you don’t feel pretty, worth anything, average, inadequate, remember Deuteronomy 14:2. Memorize it and quote it when you’re feeling down.

Stop comparing yourself to that girl you stalk on Instagram. Believe it or not she doesn’t have the perfect life. Stop worrying about how many favorites or retweets your tweet may get. It doesn’t matter. There’s no need to post a revealing picture simply to get attention from a guy. You are a beautiful piece of treasure and God called you to be different than that (Deuteronomy 14:2)! You were bought at a high price (1 Corinthians 6:20, John 3:16, 1 Peter 1:18-19). God sees you as a priceless jewel that cannot be destroyed or blemished. Even with your flaws, mistakes, issues, and shortcomings are still beautiful to God.

So the choice is yours. Are you going to believe the lies your spiritual enemy is feeding into your life or are you going to see yourself as treasure? If you’re choosing to believe what God says about you say, “In the name of Jesus, I rebuke the lies I believe about myself. I’m choosing to believe in your truth. You see me as a priceless jewel that cannot be blemished or destroyed and there’s absolutely nothing I can do that will separate me from your love.”

You are treasure!

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