Fresh Hope – 26th July 2019

As you read the following statements ,
start each one by first inserting your name where you see ##### – as though someone were talking to you.
(Insert your name and read the following statements out loud).
‘####’ you are unique
  • ‘You are the only one of your kind…
  • You are unlike anyone else – distinctive, individual, special
‘####’ you are significant
  • ‘you are important enough to be worthy of attention’
‘####’ you are beloved
  • ‘you are greatly loved, you are dear to the heart’

Did those statements encourage you and set you up well for the rest of the day?!

 

Perhaps they may have been a wake up call to stop talking over yourself negatively.

 For others, although you’ve spoken the words out loud, they remained superficial statements because you wouldn’t necessarily attach so much importance to yourself, or believe such statements could describe you.?

 

Life has its ups and downs and it can be all the more difficult if we do not believe that our lives, our very existence has significance or value.

 That’s why I love the Bible.

It is the best manual for life that there is.

A love letter to humanity, to people who continually fall short in thinking that they can get by on their own.

I believe it can help people come into the knowledge of a God who places value and purpose over their lives.

God forged a plan to ensure that people could truly live their best life- not just by trying to be good, or thinking positively or even by being nice to people .

 

The Bible shows that the key to a significant life is through encountering Jesus (God become man).

Through Jesus, people can encounter a God who desires to be in relationship with them.

 

John 3 :16 MSG This is how much God loves the world.

He gave His son, His one and only Son. And that is why no one need be destroyed by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.

 If you know Jesus today, be reminded again what He has done for you and determine to live from a place of security – nothing can separate you from the greatest love that ever was and still is today.

 

If you don’t know Jesus yet, know this: He longs to know you and to be known by you.

He desires above anyone else for those statements to ring true in your heart and to bring you to fullness and significance in life that you could have only ever dreamed of.

 

Jacqui Cartwright

A daily devotion for a better way of living.