3/3 MORE PRECIOUS: Living In Your Precious Identity
The word 'precious', although with different associations for each of us, most commonly means of 'great value, not to be treated carelessly or wasted.'
The Bible uses this word to describe how we are to God. In Part 3/3 we're looking at living fully in our precious identity as He sees us. Read all the way through for some helpful daily declarations and playlist at the end.
Happy Weekend! With love, MP Team x
Have you ever stopped mid conversation to stare adoringly at a stranger's baby?
It’s like something takes over my voice and my mouth and I find myself only reacting to the little mound of cuteness in front of me. Whether we consider ourselves maternal or not, children create an inherent response from us of value, joy and worth. Although children have little to give into the relationship, there is a universal recognition of a child’s worth and potential. In their miniature state, their contribution to society or the family income is squat and yet it is widely accepted that a tragedy where children are the victims is worse.
Each child is born with value and worth, especially to their own parents, and this is true too for us as adults. Our value and worth is not determined by what we give or by our age, it is defined by the one who speaks truth. In Christ, we have sonship to the greatest Father of them all.
For God so loved the world, He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will have eternal life.
The love existed before we even believed, and then righteousness and adoption was given. I love the L'Oreal tagline, 'because you're worth it', yet it seems incomplete. Your worth is not in great hair or make up but as a Daughter of God.
More Precious exists to inspire women to live courageously for Jesus in the everyday. What emanates from this vision however is the core value that, just as diamonds are precious to the beholder, of great value and worth, so we are to Him. Whether we are tossed in the garbage, shipwrecked beneath the ocean, or waiting to be mined from the depths of the earth, we are His treasure (Exodus 19:5). Our value and worth is without measure, comparison or blemish because it defined by Him and rooted in eternity rather than defined by Earth and rooted here. '
Will you choose to see yourself the way He sees you? Here are some key indicators as to how He delights in and sees you:
The Father lavishes His love upon us (1John 3:1).
Those who receive the gift of His Son Jesus, receive the Father (1 John 2:23).
He reconciled us to Him through Jesus' death (1Corinthians 5:18-19).
Those led by the Spirit, are sons of the Father, receiving the Spirit of sonship, heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:14-17).
Nothing can separate you from His love (Romans 8:39).
The Father loves us as He loves His son Jesus (John 17:23).
We are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)
We are formed in His image (Genesis 1:27)
He created us in our mother’s wombs (Psalm 139:13).
He reveals every precious thing (job 28:10)
The Father rejoices over us with singing (Zephaniah 3:17).
He is the perfect Father (Matthew 5:48)
Every good gift we receive comes from Him (James 1:17).
Today may you see the Father through the truth of who He says He is. May you experience His love for you in new ways. May you see yourself, how He sees you. May you grow in awareness of His love and therefore your worth because that is who He has made you. You are more precious.
Susie Moore is 31 years old and from Donaghadee, Northern Ireland. She studied education and taught for one year in Bangor and Clough. In 2007 she flew to Nepal to teach in an international school for 8 months and was privileged to teach there for 8 years. Susie is currently in her third year studying at ministry school at Bethel Church, Redding, California. She is passionate to see Jesus in the nations and people operating in freedom and truth.