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In today’s culture that has successfully pushed aside any notion of value in being human, many are asking if their life matters to anyone, including God. When self-worth is hidden from this generation’s youth, we see the results reflected in how teens are living out their lives: isolated, hopeless, anxious and looking for a cure for the pain they endure daily; they want to know if there is value to their lives.
We all need to know that we are not a mistake.God speaks loud and clear in the Bible that we are created in God’s image. This means that we reflect God, we are set apart from all other things that God has made. God Himself breathed life into us. Our lives are designed to reflect God’s nature, to walk with God and, to bring glory to His name. Yes, our lives matter to God!
“So God created man in his own image, In the image of God He created him” (Genesis 1:27).
“then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature” (Genesis 2:7).
We belong to God alone andnot to the culture or any other human being. Whatever God owns, there is value and ownership.
“All earth is mine” (Exodus 19:5).
“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!” Abraham Kuyper.
“Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them” (Psalm 139:16).
We, as human beings, matter to God and are called to honor God and by the way we live out our lives. How do we do this?
Spending time with God in the Scriptures is reflective of how God will use us. Quiet time with God should not be an option, it needs to be a part of our DNA in living. There is a difference in knowing about God and knowing Him. There is no substitute in spending quality time with God.
With a solid foundation of truth in our souls, then we can be what God has called all of us to be: agents of love, of joy, of forgiveness and peace. We are to share the hope of the Good News that Jesus died for the sins of all whom He created.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).