Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”….(Matt 13:52).
You are a treasure to behold. Yes, that’s right, you are one of God’s treasures. He longs to show you off to the world as His handiwork, made in His image for the purpose of shining His light and reflecting His grace.
I don’t always believe that truth. That I am a treasure of God. That He sees me and is well pleased. More often than not I feel like a disappointment to God and the problem child.
Until we fully embrace the reality that we are a treasure, made by God, we will always live out of what we believe is wrong with us, instead of all the things Christ has said about us. We’ll live in our bankruptcy instead of our sufficiency in Christ. We’ll live trying to prove ourselves instead of trying to project Christ. We’ll live believing the lies that tell us we’re not good enough, we’ll never measure up and God could never use someone like us.
Don’t you see though, God has made you with His hand. He knows the numbers of hairs on your head. He knows when you sit and when you rise. He knows you. Isn’t that a wonderful truth? That you are known by God and He doesn’t turn His face away from you, but continues to shower His love upon you?
Yes, you my friend are God’s handiwork. A messy piece of art who is being refined day by day under the power of His grace. Let Him show you off today so that you can, with great joy, show others just how God great is, because of who He is making you into.
Lord, I am one of your children. What a wonderful truth! You love me deeply. You pull me out of the pit of discouragement. I am your handiwork. May I live in that truth today for your glory, in Jesus name, Amen!