God has been pressing these thoughts on my heart and really giving me a love for a group of girls that I don’t know. That I have never met. They are part of Delight, an organization that exists to encourage, educate, and edify teenage girls that are involved in the creative arts. I love this ministry! So I have been contributing a little to their blog when God gives me another thing to write about. The latest post I wanted to share on here, because it is such a good thing to hear and just know it. To take the words and put them away in our hearts.
God created you. He formed you, knew you, and had designs for you before you were even born. Don’t you know what that means? Your personality, the things you love about yourself, God made you just that way. But it gets better, because our God is so much more than we can even imagine. He didn’t just create you and leave it there. He created you in a very specific way for a very specific purpose and at this very point in time because God has a plan for you, because He cares about you. When we die to ourselves, it means we are seeking God above ourselves. When we seek Him, we will find Him. It’s a promise God makes in His word. “If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.” Jeremiah 29:13.
Putting God first will transform your life. When we die to our self, it means that we are dying to our sinful selves, not our personalities. We are nailing that sin to the cross. Christ already died for your sins, and if you believe that, then you have to own it and act like you believe it. You are no longer sinful, but a child of the King. You are royalty! You have the power of Christ within you, you have access to the Holy Spirit. You are blessed and empowered. You are a soldier and must polish that armor and put it on daily (Ephesians 6), but guess what? The battle is already won! And you are on the winning side.
And the best thing of all: you are loved beyond human comprehension by a God who never changes and is always good.