Today I want to share Jerry Savelle's devotional! This message is so needful for every born again believer to really know themselves, and to share with others!
You Are God's Special Treasure
For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. (Deuteronomy 7:6 NKJV)
You are somebody special to God. Why? Because the blood of Jesus has dealt with every sin and failure that you ever committed and experienced, or that you ever will commit and experience.
Religion doesn’t teach that you are special. Religion wants you to remain “sin conscious,” meaning you are acutely aware of your shortcomings before a holy God. While it’s true that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, this is the very reason Jesus had to come.
The blood of Jesus washed away every bit of sin and failure in your life—past, preset, and future. As far as God is concerned, you are now holy, blameless, and above reproach in His sight. You are God’s special treasure, whether you feel like it or not.
Religion causes you to focus on your inadequacy and failure, when you should be focusing on the blood of Jesus and all that He did for you. If you have received Jesus as your Savior, you are not a worthless sinner. If you were, then the blood of Jesus didn’t work. I would never dare say the blood of Jesus didn’t work, because it did work!
Confession: Because the blood of Jesus cleansed me of my sin, I am holy and righteous in Your sight, Father God. Thank You that I am Your special treasure.
Amen, Amen and Amen! It is way past time for God's people to stand up in all their God-given authority and BE who HE has made us to be! We ARE the only JESUS that some people will ever see! Let's think like it, speak like it and act like it! THAT will draw people to HIM! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "No Reason To Hide". Let's get those lampshades OFF and SHINE!
Shalom in Him!