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I was talking with my daughter today about the costs of having babies and how it increases as the child grows even after the age of 21 and between the ages of 21-30 for most folks. She mentioned that her last pregnancy hospital stay for 3 days was 360k. GASP! So I said to her you didn’t cost that much 29 years ago, actually you were cheap. I told her she was worth 9.2k, my 31 year old was worth 6.7k, and the youngest one, who is 22, was worth 35k per the hospital bill.
Yes I kept copies of the hospital bill. Didn’t I mention that we hold on to things in one of my last posts? So I told her, only the youngest of my three was worth the most and it appears they were worth mere pennies per the youngest child. She said “Oh hush Mommie, I am worth more than them both, I’m your only daughter”, and we laughed. I expected her to say that…”I’m the only girl” was always her reasoning for things.
So, anywho…..It got me to thinking about some things…. just how much are we worth to ourselves and others? Do some of us realize how much we are worth to God? I know how much we all are worth to God. Our worth is immeasurable to Him, for He sent His ONE and ONLY begotten Son to us and to die for our sins, just to save us. After an earthly death for us, His Son returns to Him, and then what does God do? He sends us the Holy Spirit as our Comforter. Is it worth your life to die for an ungodly person? Is it worth anything to you to give your child’s life for another? Aren’t we a hallowed bunch of humans? God’s Grace is amazing!
Then I said to self…. “Self, lets write a quick blog about what we are worth to God, and the Holy spirit will jump in when He wants to.” Self said “ok”. 😛
You read it here folks! Extra! Extra! Read all about how much you are worth to God!
God gave Joshua a wonderful pep talk to let him know how much he and future generations are worth to Him.
Joshua 1:5-6 –No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
I will make this post message kinda between short and lengthy, depending on where the Holy Spirit leads me, I promise. Did you catch it? Let me point it out once more.
- “I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU”
God told Joshua, just as He is telling us to day through reading, and the hearing of His word. Whoever has ears, let them hear, huh? If one cannot hear, hopefully they can see or have sign language. If one cannot see or hear, then what? I’m thinking. (Jeopardy music playing) Come on Holy Spirit! Yes! Yes! Yes! One can FEEL and understand His Word with their heart.
The Lord gave Moses a pep talk too when he thought he would be afraid and alone. Let us read what He said to Moses.
Exodus 4:11-12–The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” Oh! Thank you Holy Spirit for leading me to the following scripture:
Matthew 13:15-17– For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Remember, this is from God’s mouth….“I will NEVER leave you or forsake you.” In French, Spanish, German, Greek, and all other languages and in layman’s term…it still means no matter what others think of or say about you, you are worth more than you know to Him and you are NEVER alone. God is ALWAYS available to you and for you. That’s how much you are worth to Him.
2 Peter 1:3 – His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.
- “YOU WILL INHERIT THE LAND I SWORE TO YOUR ANCESTORS TO GIVE THEM”
Not only was this mentioned in the Old Testament, but also in the New Testament. Only God can give life and call those things into our life when it is not even evident to us. Who else is going to give you anything of earthly or heavenly value and ask for no taxes? Who else will keep a promise forever and ever through all generations? What’s exciting to know, here comes the Holy Spirit again guiding us to scriptures. God mentions this first in the Book of Genesis, the books in between AND He mentions it last in the Book of Revelation. Here we go riding and reading with the Holy Spirit!
- Genesis 1:27-31
- Genesis 9: 1-17
- Genesis 12: 1- 3
- Genesis 3: 7-8
- Isaiah 45: 2-8
- Isaiah 49:8
- Isaiah 51:8
- Romans 4:13-17
- Romans 6: 9-10
- 2 Corinthians 1:20
- Galatians 3:29
- Revelation: 21:1-8
- Revelation 22:1-5
- Revelation 22:19
Let me tie it up here with a pretty yellow ribbon around the Tree of Life to prove what you are worth to God.
…that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
And that my beautiful beloved sisters and brothers in Christ is what you are worth to God. EVERYTHING. And might I add that what God has for you is tax free. Jesus paid for it all.
In the memorable words of George H.W. Bush, 1988 – “Read My Lips- No New Taxes.” I’m done. Amen.
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