Tuesday, November 30, 2010

PRICELESS IN GOD'S EYES

Oswald Chambers once wrote, "Let everything else go, but maintain that at all costs, and God will fulfill His purpose through your life. One individual life may be of priceless value to God's purposes, and yours may be that life."
When I read that, I thought "Wow".
Imagine thinking your life is "priceless" in God's eyes. There are days I know thinking or feeling that I was "priceless" to anyone, let alone The Lord, I would have felt a little differently.
Most days I think lots of us feel "beat down." Whether it is unemployment, relationship issues, a failing marriage, or health issues, it just seems there is always something to deal with. It doesn't take long to feel hopeless, and sometimes helpless.
But when I remember Joshua 1:5, I will never leave you nor forsake you, it gives me hope.
One of my friends asked me just the other day, "do you think the Lord really hears my prayers? I feel so alone." I reminded her to take a look around. She was surrounded by friends.
"Of course God hears your prayers. We're all here with you."
She smiled at the revelation.
Take a look around and then look in the mirror. You are the "one life that is priceless in God's eyes". 

4 comments:

Carol J. Garvin said...

One of my characters asked that very question in my current w.i.p. In difficult times it's hard to see past our noses so it's wonderful to have the reassurance of that scripture. God is indeed good! Thank you for this timely reminder.

Blessings.

Joylene Butler said...

Not long ago I was constantly down on myself and thinking that every day seemed the same. It was when I began to live in the moment that I realized just how precious God's love is. Every single moment I feel that love. It's a miracle.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Carol, I needed the reminder myself. Yes, God is good, all the time!
Hugs and many blessings
Katt

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Joy, HIS and grace are miracles in our lives everyday----so simple, yet I forget they are there sometimes.
Hugs and blessings to you my friend--I miss you
Love you, Katt