Value and Worth
How the world evaluates and how God does is different. Our value is derived from Christ.
Simple does not mean crude.
How we see ourselves vs. How God sees us
We see ourselves as human beings, people going about life. God sees us as vessels, made by His hands, meant to contain the Holy Spirit and spill over with His glory pouring into/over others.
Know the truth so that you can tell the lie when you hear it.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.2 Corinthians 4:7
We have this amazing treasure – the Gospel. It’s all through Him, by Him, and for Him. That means it’s not on me. When I fail, I am not a failure.
When in that battle against the enemy in the desert, Jesus used the Word of God.
It’s easy to criticize from the outside. Harder and better to be on the inside and part of the solution. Not to be responsible for others, but to be responsible to Christ and be a model to others.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.2 Corinthians 5:17
Understand the enemy’s tactics & put your sword (God’s Word) where you can use it.
What is God asking me to do?
It might feel impossible.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.Romans 12:2
The battle is fought in your mind and heart.
Sometimes you go to a place and it’s a dead-end, and that’s ok. The things where you fail or crash is where perhaps God equipping you and showing you where you need to be.
These are my notes and thoughts while listening to Rachel Norris from Joy Pottery during a Women’s Retreat.