Key Scripture – “Yet what honour you have given to men, created only a little lower than God, crowned like kings and queens with glory and magnificence. “- Psalm 8:5
Key Thought – “The transformation of our hearts and lives into a new life in God is rooted in the question, “How does my creator value me?”.”
The moment of our very first breath in this fragile world our earthly drama starts. So consuming is this amazing masterpiece called ‘My Life’ that we are quickly drawn into every action, every thought, every sense and in the maelstrom of every moment we quickly lose all sense of the innocence and wonder that was planted into our hearts. It is not long before we come to the place where the world around us takes over us and we lose the value of who we were created to be.
It is here far away from the truth of the value of our creation that we search for a place of security. And so we hide in the fortress of our own achievements, the value of our existence is summed up by how we measure our success, how much power we hold, how happy we feel inside. And if this value of our lives wasn’t complete we look around and compare ourselves to others, we weigh up our weaknesses, we equate our failures and we try to reason out why we are unhappy. Owning ourselves and equating it to the world gives us value that we can compare to everything around us.
And if this valuation of us is not to our liking, we can start all over again and create a new definition of ourselves. It is here in this valuation of ourselves that we make a fundamental error, when we value ourselves by what have, do, think or feel. In other words, we have valued our existence rooted in the earthy reality of all we see, feel, hear, touch and smell.
The transformation of our hearts and lives into a new life in God is rooted in the question, “How does my creator value me?” This question has the power to make us redefine our perspective of life and propel us to open up and walk through the open door of value and into the chamber of God’s desire to love us and delight in knowing him an intimacy beyond our wildest imagination. And in doing this we align ourselves to His image of us, to His thoughts about us and to His imprint becoming the valuation of our lives.
The realisation of all He has created us to be, brings with it the freedom to be ourselves and live with confidence that we are valued and loved with God’s everlasting love.