Thursday June 2nd ·
Appreciate Who You Are ·
That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus (Philemon 1:6).
As a new creation in Christ Jesus, you’re peculiar; you’re the first and the best of God’s creatures: “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 the crowning beauty, and the highest of everything God made. You’re His excellently crafted masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10).
Psalm 139:14 says you’re exceptional, and wonderfully made; you’re God’s marvellous work of art; and the Psalmist said, “My soul knows this very well!” You should know it too and be conscious that you’re God’s best. Therefore, love and enjoy yourself. Appreciate who you are. Don’t wish you were someone else.
There’re so many good things inside you. You’re a pearl of great value. If you don’t love yourself, you can’t really love anyone else. Don’t wait for others to compliment you; stand in front of a mirror and appreciate what God made. Compliment yourself. Affirm that you’re beautiful, and then, give God praise for making you so excellent and full of glory. Look at yourself in the mirror and say, “Lord, I love what you made!”
Understand that you exude His glory. Therefore, love Him, and love what He made—YOU. Enjoy every moment of your life. Look always at the positive side of things. Appreciate good things everywhere you see them. Appreciate you, and then appreciate others around you. Challenge your mind in the positive direction of life; and you’ll be amazed at the results.
You’re God’s number one! This is what you should say to yourself always. Never judge yourself by what people say about you; what matters is what God thinks of you. And you know what? He thinks highly of you, which is why He invested so much in you. Glory to His Name forever!
Dear heavenly Father , righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. Thank you for making me the expression of your glory and grace, and for adorning my heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit! O, what a joy to know that I’m your excellently crafted masterpiece! I’ll tell of your wonderful deeds and wondrous love always. Amen!
further study: James 1:17;1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 2:10 (AMP)