When we judge our self according to the scale, which the world holds for popularity and success, we may come up lacking. We may fear giving up control of our life to God, because He may require things from us, which would further tarnish our popularity and success. However, if we actually gain our personal identity and status for success from Christ in us, rather from our personal talents and achievements, we realize that our worth is only based on the love of Christ to die for us.
Sometimes, life seems unfair. Others have greater advantages than we do when we consider the temporal blessing they may receive. Possessions never satisfy us, however. Spiritually, the children of God have the richest of all blessings. We have Christ in us, who is both our hope and our fame (Colossians 1:27). God is the hope of all people, from the ends of the earth and to the farthest seas (Psalm 65:6). He gives us more than this world could ever offer us. He gives us Himself.
Take a moment to meditate on all of His works. Remember His wondrous miracles for the children of Israel. Consider all of His mighty deeds. He is great indeed. He reveals His strength through and in His people. He redeems us by His power (Psalm 77:11-15). He is feared in the council of the holy ones, and more awesome than everyone who surrounds Him. No one is like Him. He is the great King over all the earth (Psalm 89:1-2, 5-8).
His greatest gift of all was that of His own Son (Revelation 13:8). Jesus paid the price of our redemption and freed us from a worthless life of sin, giving us His free gift of salvation (Romans 6:23). The Lord scoffs at the determination of sinners to rebel against Him and to provide a living for themselves during this lifetime (Psalm 2:4). Yet, those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High God will rest in Him. He is our refuge and our strength in whom we can always trust (Psalm 91:1-2).
Prayer:Father God, because we love You, You will deliver us. You protect us as we acknowledge You. You answer us when we call on You. You deliver us from trouble and honor us. You satisfy us with a long life of salvation (Psalm 91:14-16). We give You thanks, because You are so good. Your loving kindness endures forever. Your unfailing love produces wonderful blessings for us. You satisfy our thirsty soul and You fill our hungry soul with many good things (Psalm 107:1, 8-9).
Thought for the Day:Forget none of His benefits and bless His holy name. – Psalm 103:1