by Barbara Latta
This is the sixth and final week of the series on Foundations for Intimacy with God.
We have explored The Love of the Father, Our Spiritual Make-up, Our Identity, God’s Character and our Spiritual Authority. Today we will find out about God’s view of us.
|We are gems in the kingdom of our heavenly Father.|
The most common view of God is of an overbearing, club wielding being ready to pounce at the first sin anyone commits. We usually try to please God by doing the right things or making up for the bad we did. As we have already seen in other posts, relationship with God does not depend upon our actions, fellowship is possible because of what Jesus did.
Who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before time began (II Timothy 1:9).
When we realize that God sees us the same way He sees Jesus, we will get a new vision of ourselves and self-centeredness will fall away. We will not be sensitive to offense from others because we have become aware of how important we are to God. Things other people do to us won’t matter anymore because we are gems in the kingdom of our heavenly Father.
And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one (John 17:22).
We are one in Christ and have become like Him.
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world (I John 4:17).
When we see ourselves as God sees us, we will see others differently and be able to respond to their needs the way God does.
Obtaining God’s point of view about ourselves takes time because we are conditioned to
believe what the world feeds us through books,
movies, news, talk shows and other people’s opinions. Dwelling in His presence
and feeding on His Word will bring our mind into subjection with His. Christ’s
death and resurrection makes us valuable when we accept Him into our heart. To
disagree with God’s view of us would be to treat the sacrifice Jesus made as
|Christ's death and resurrection makes us valuable.|
I want to agree with God’s opinion. How about you?
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