How Much Am I Worth?

You will not Amount to Anything!

How much are you worth? “You will not amount to anything. These words were said to a young man by both his father and his mother. Today this young man is in the closing years of his life, yet those words still haunt him. Everything he does, everything he accomplishes he measures by those words. He would often say “if my parents could only see me now; if they could only see what I have accomplished”! You see Saints, whatever he did was never good enough because he could not figure out what his parents’ standards were. If he came home with an A Grade in all subjects except one, they would focus upon the one with lower the grade. One day he brought home an A grade in all subjects and he was so excited. But upon presenting his report card his parents reply was “on your last exam you should have scored grade of 100 not a 98”! He said, “There were times I actually felt worthless; I felt I was not worth anything as if I had no value”.
He said, at times I felt worthless
He said, at times I felt worthless

Words Can Cripple But…

As I pondered his story I wondered about others. How many people today live their life almost as an emotional cripple, because of some negative word spoken or a negative situation encountered? How many persons measure their accomplishments against the words once said or the situation that once impacted their lives? Eyebrow burners, yes the words of parents, teachers and those close to us can affect and shape our outlook on life, only if we allow them. Yes your parents gave birth to you but it is God who is your Creator; your teachers may have said all manner of things over you but it is God who is their Creator; situations may have devastated you but it is God who is Master over all. What man, what situation what power is there that is any match for our God? Let the naysayers say what they want. We know that our God, he is mighty one; the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords; the high and holy one: He is our God. It is from our Lord that we receive our value and not from man! As powerful as word can be the Word of God is more powerful to the pulling down of strongholds.

Words Can Cripple But the Word of God Breaks Strongholds
Words Can Cripple But the Word of God Breaks Strongholds

The Word of God Pulls Down Strongholds

Why do I say this; I say it because the Bible tells us that despite what anyone may say we are a people of exceptionally high value. If you do not believe me then read the following bible verses:

Genesis 1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness
Genesis 5:1
This is the written account of Adam’s family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God
Genesis 9:6
“Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.
Psalm 139:13, 14, 17
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!”
Ephesians 2: 10
For we are God’s masterpiece; He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (New Living Translation)
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Ephesians 1:13
In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit (English Standard Version)

I Am Worth What?

If that is not enough to encourage you then read on and be encouraged to a higher level. Do you know your eyes balls are worth $1,525; your scalp is worth $607; your skull and teeth are worth $1,200; your bone marrow at 23,000 per gram is worth in total $23 million; your DNA is worth $9.7 million; your antibodies are worth $7.3 million; 1 lung is worth $116,400; your liver is worth $157,000; your kidney is worth $263,000 and your heart is worth $119,000. Some in the medical community estimates the human body to be valued at $46 million dollars. This figure is across the board; for whether you are rich or poor, tall or short, whatever your size or race you are valued at $46 million dollars and your value goes up with inflation. You are highly valued; you are a person of worth to the amount of 46 million dollars! (Adbusters.org; discovery.com; wikianswers)

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I Am Worth Whom?

Just imagine Jesus suffered like this for you and for me.
Just imagine Jesus suffered like this for you and for me.

Click on this link below for a short rendition of the song listed in the column to the left: Listened and learn of his love for you:-

For a traditional melody:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ddNnVa1vsQ

For a contemporary melody click below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtf4hWZZeyc

Eyebrow burners there is more; if reading the bible verses did not encourage you; if knowing your body is worth 46 million dollars does not float your boat then maybe this will. You are of such great value, of such great worth and you are so greatly loved that God the Son left the pristine holiness of heaven came down to a filth-stained sinned-filled world. He stretched out his arms on the Cross and died for you. Even when you may not have known about him or cared for him, even when you were a sinner, He loved you so much he died for you. Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”. If you were of such great value to Christ as a sinner, how much more are you valued now that you have taken Him as Savior? John 1:12 “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God”. Come on Eyebrow burners I pray that you get this; that you grasp how deep and how wide God love is for you. How much are you worth? You are worth the life of the Son of God-Jesus the Christ.

How Much Am I Really Worth?

Get Up and Declare Your Worth in the Lord
Get Up and Declare Your Worth in the Lord

Are you feeling worthless, discouraged, abandoned, and rejected? Then remember the great price paid for you on Resurrection Sunday. Please remember that Jesus the Christ came to earth to suffer for you; to walk the road of agony for you; to be flogged till his flesh hung in shreds for you; to be beaten upon his head for you; to be nailed on the cross for you; to take sins upon himself for you, and to die for you. Why did he do it? He did it, because, to him, you were and are worth it and are a person of great valuable. I want to stand where you are right at this moment and declare the following out loud.

  • Parents may not value me, teachers may ridicule me; people reject me but I know this: Jesus died for me, I am worth at least 46 million dollars ; I am fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God. Whether I win or lose, Jesus died for me; whether I have success or failure, Jesus died for me; whether I am praise or rejected, Jesus died for me, whether I am loved or hated, Jesus died for me, whether I am accepted or ridiculed Jesus died for me. I am worth the life of my Savior; he died for me. Whatever goes on I know I am worth 46 million dollars; I am fearfully and wonderfully made; I am sealed with the Spirit of God! That is what I am worth.
"He paid it all for Me! I am worth it!
“He paid it all for Me! I am worth it!

Eyebrow burners celebrate Resurrection Sunday: Jesus died and rose from the dead for me because I am worth it. How much am I worth? I am worth Jesus the Christ, because He died for me!

Eyebrow Burners Glorious Resurrection Sunday

You are Worth it!

 

His Servant and yours

Pastor Donna A. Baptiste

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