You know there are more mornings than I can count where the hustle of the day begins and I get my morning shower before bed #momlife. My middle eastern hair is in full-on fro action while I progress through the day in my effort to be ‘productive.’ When I finally get my ‘morning’ shower around 4pm, I then can enjoy the luxury of replacing my PJ’s I’ve worn all day, with another set of clean PJ’s to wear the next. Can I get a witness?
So maybe this isn’t ‘normal,’ or maybe it’s perfectly ‘normal’ – who’s to say? What I can say, is that my kiddos receive my love, encouragement, lessons I teach whether I’ve ‘cleaned up’ or not. Because my worth is MORE than what I have, how I look or what I do – my worth is who I am to them. And so it is with Jesus. We don’t have to be perfect. Or have our acts together. Or be the smartest. Or be in shape. Or make lots of money. Or be a missionary. Or be ‘cleaned up.’ Or (you fill in the blank)… I’ll say it this way, your worth is NOT found in what you own, how you look or what you do – even though literally everything surrounding us is screaming that we must look better, have more and do more…. more… more…
Do you have eyes? Read closely. We can come to Jesus just – as – we – are. Receive Jesus in our hearts. Be called His children. And there, my friends is the ultimate definition of your value and worth – being called a child of God. That should be e-n-o-u-g-h for you and me. His infinite love is written from cover to cover in our Bibles. So maybe instead of occupying our time to be ‘productive,’ make the time to read some of the thoughts He thinks about you this week. You’ll be blessed. And those around you won’t notice your crazy hair, they’ll be blinded by His love shining from your heart.
“… But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” John 1:12
“ Do not let your adornment be merely outward – arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel – rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3: 3-4
Come on out this Tuesday (November 14) at 7pm to fellowship and chat about Ruth! This is a powerful Bible study – don’t miss out!