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Belonging to God


When life is hard, I often question my self-worth. Am I good enough? Will I be able to make it? Fortunately, the Holy Spirit reminds me that my worth does not depend on me, but on the One who created me. 1… greet the church of the Thessalonian Christians in the name of God our Father and our Master, Jesus Christ.

I am somebody – not because of who I am or what I do, but because I belong to God. You and I in the first instance belong to God because He created us. Secondly, we belong to God because Jesus paid for us with his blood on the cross. This price was extremely high. How can I doubt myself when the One who made me is God?

There’s an old saying: God made no junk. How can I then allow my mind to play games with me, pushing me down a dark hole?

I have worth! I am more and much more, because I belong to the Almighty Father. I am one of his children. I can take on the world, because I enjoy support from above. I don’t have to live like some worthless, useless person. I am a prince, because my Father is the King, the Almighty:

No longer bound by fear
No longer found in shame
Here we are now, children of a mighty God
We have been marked, marked by grace
We have been called by name
Here we are now, children of a mighty God

I belong to God, I belong to Jesus
Saved by Your power and bought with Your blood
I’ll say to the darkness
You do not own me anymore
Oh-oh, I belong to God

We look upon Your scars
We see a God who heals
Here we are now, children of a mighty God

Written in red, in red for us
Your everlasting love
Here we are now, children of a mighty God
You’re a mighty God

I am defined by Your heart for me
I am defined by the power of Your cross
I’m so alive with Your life in me
Now everything within me knows that I belong to God

When you realise that you belong to God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, you have no choice but to lift your head and dance. To God every one of his children is precious. Every child is his favourite. You included. No one is more important than the other one. No one is worth less than the other.

You are the child of the King. Jesus Christ has guaranteed your place in his family. Believe it and live like the child of the King.
Scripture

2 Thessalonians 1:1-2

Reflection

Do you sometimes feel worthless?

Who or what gives you worth?

What is your position in God’s family?

Prayer

Father, thank you for choosing me to be Your child. You are King. Thank you for the worth I have as Your child. Help me to live accordingly and to show the world what a child of the Almighty King looks like. Amen.

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