I know you are maybe surprised to find me posting so soon after my declared departure. I've made an important decision regarding this blog, and it seems only fair to include you, my readers in it. When I began this blog, my goal was to share my own faith reflections with you and allow you to share yours too. While I still want that to be the cause,
On to the above pin, do you believe the above pin about yourself and others- What do you believe about the above pin? I remember the first time someone challenged me about my views on personal worth with regard to myself and others. A couple times in my life, I have heard people say, so-in so- is just worthless, because he/she does not do ABC or does not know this or that. So naturally, when I was challenged by someone with the question, do you believe your worth and worth of others is based on what they do or don't do or what they know, with hesitation I responded yes. The person who asked me this several years ago, looked at me with sorrow in her eyes, as if to say you poor thing... I knew of course that salvation was a gift of grace after all I had heard it often in my amazing Southern Baptist church, but didn't make the connection that just as my salvation comes from God, my worth is not dependent on my performance, but rather because I simply by existing, and therefore have even before I took my first breath outside the womb, am a reflection of my Creator. No that did not, nor does it mean I am saved from birth, but it does mean that we have value/worth before we are ever born. Gen.1:26 Psalm 139. Not long after that discussion, I discovered a biblical way of thinking changed me slowly, but nonetheless it changed me. Sanctity of Human Life. It clicked like a fully lit Christmas tree! God is the Author of life, that means He cared enough to create us uniquely and save us from the effects of death spiritually. It means then, that you and I have value, we have worth, as hard as it is to accept sometimes, we have worth and there is nothing you and I can do or not to change that. .Believe me I've tried to look for every reason possible reason to claim, myself worthless, but it a lie, and the truth remains human beings have worth, yes we are sinners, any church in America should tell us that, but likewise scripture tells us God values us, and has a plan for us. Luke 12:7 Psalm 138:8. Why am I telling you, because somebody told me, and It changed everything. Yes, I battle lies that I'm worthless, that I'm a mistake, a burden, not smart, but since I know the truth now,I am accountable to live according to truth. It is not anyone's fault that I followed a trail of lies for a good portion of my life, I have an amazing family, awesome church great friends, but the world feeds us lies, everyday, and I have spent years believing those lies, and I don't want believe these anymore, and I don't want you to either. I'm not there yet, but will you come with me as I continue to take off the rags of lies, I've been wearing these a long time. it isn't easy to put new ones on. Come with me! I'm sure you will find some new stuff to put on too!