“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” Matt. 10:29-31
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
When I start to get down on myself (as current advertising is constantly reminding me of how I do not measure up, as-is…) I have to remind myself of what GOD says about me. We are all made in His image! The variety of people and personalities and personal quirks are what make life interesting! God gave all men different gifts, to glory in ALL of our collective talents and abilities. For example, I have a habit of putting myself down, because I am not good at math. Well, from today on–no more! I glory in the fact that man has invented computers and calculators just for disabilities like that. I have better things to do than feel ‘less than’ because of my math ‘flaw’. I can focus on my other strengths…like my talent at cooking healthy dinners, decorating on a strict budget, and my resistance to Burger King french fries. (When I haven’t eaten in 5 hours…Now, THAT is a feat!) At any rate, God made us unique, and it is healthy to try our best, but to also embrace the uniqueness that sticks!
“Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you that you thought of it all! You made life so interesting, with all the varieties of cultures, political views and personality traits that define us. I ask that you give me a healthy attitude and not see these differences as something to separate, but as something to celebrate! We are ALL uniquely created from the mold of your image. What an honor! Let us glory in healthy self esteem that does not think to highly (or too lowly) of ourselves, but give us a balanced perspective. Lord, help us to improve on the character qualities that you don’t appprove of. Give us the mind of Christ as we go about our daliy life. Thank you for your patience, your creativity and your love for each and every one of us.
Help us to see our neighbors as you see us. Amen.”