Unspeakable Joy Devotional

12th July

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What’s Your Worth? Luke 12:6-7 “Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.”

I’ve read this story many times, but here it is again:

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of two hundred, he asked, “Who would like this $20?” Hands immediately started going up. “I am going to give this $20 bill to one of you but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumble the dollar bill up. He then asked, “Who still wants it?” Still, hands were up in the air. “Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground, spit on it and started to grind it into the floor with his shoes. He picked it up, now crumbled and dirty. “Still want it now?” Surprisingly, hands still didn’t go down. “My friends, I think we’ve all learned a valuable lesson here. No matter what I did to this money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was worth twenty whole dollars no matter what I did to it.”

Often in our lives, we are dropped, crumbled, spit upon and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. No matter what has happened, we will never lose value in God’s eyes. To Him, dirty or clean, crumbled or finely creased, we are still priceless. The worth of our lives does not come in who we are but by whose we are! Let’s give our lives back to the Lord today, our disappointments, our suffering, our feelings of worthlessness. He is the God of healing. He has made us clean and worthy of our calling in Him!

Ephesians 3:17b-19, “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”

 

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