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Word for the day: A New Self Value – Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not (1 John 3:1).
If you were the only one on the face of the earth, Jesus would still have come to die for you. He died for you personally. Not many have thought about it. They think Jesus died for the world; and to them, the world means nature and the things in it. He died for you! Appropriate and meditate on this deeply. It happened over two thousand years ago; but let it be refreshed in your consciousness today; and it’ll produce results in you.

You were bought with a price. You’re valuable to God. You’re not a nobody! It doesn’t matter that you seem to be “down” in life right now; it doesn’t matter what the society has made you! It just doesn’t matter that you seem to have been relegated to the background. The best description of you isn’t what people call you or describe you to be; heaven’s description of you is what counts.
You’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21). You’ve been washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 6:11). You’re heaven’s best: “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures” (James 1:18). You’re peculiar, royal, excellent and full of glory; you’re SOMEBODY SPECIAL! That’s why Jesus died for you. He loves you.
Read our opening scripture again and see how valuable you are to God. I love the first word of 1 John 3:2, it says, “BELOVED, now are we the sons of God…” (1 John 3:2). You’re beloved of God. Stop being bothered that nobody loves you. Love others, because God loves you.
Perhaps you didn’t realize how beloved and special you are to God; now that you know, accept it, and endorse it. It’ll give you a new self-value.
Dear Lord, my heart is full of gratitude because you predestined me to be called your son through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of your will, to the praise of your glorious grace. Thank you for loving me with an everlasting love, and inspiring me to extend your love to others always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Isaiah 43:4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Psalms 100:3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Romans 5:1-11,
Psalms 49-51
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 12:1-12,
Judges 5
EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities

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