What Are You Worth?
Lori FreelandLori Freeland, a freelance writer from the Dallas area, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her other life, the one BK—before kids—she has worked as a social worker and a certified dyslexic reading tutor. Currently, she embraces her status as full-time homeschool mom to three awesome children. Her big dream? Becoming a Young Adult novelist, a goal she diligently pursues during the wee hours of the morning with help from a very large mug of coffee and occasionally some chocolate-covered peanuts. In addition to blogging and contributing regular inspirational articles to Crosswalk.com, The Christian Pulse, and Believe.com, she loves to mentor new writers and encourage people to share their life stories. As a member of the Cancer Mom club, she desires to connect with others in hopes of giving support to those struggling down the messy paths of life. You can find her hanging with the North Texas Christian Writers as a Critique Group Leader and Writing Coach or cheering on her writers on the Faith Team at The Christian Pulse where she recently took on the role of editor. She also loves to attend Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators meetings where she has begun a critique workshop for new writers. You can visit her website at LAFREELAND.COM.
- 2012 Oct 24
The question How Do I Know I Am Worthy? hounds all of us at one point or another.
Two quick answers?
Because God created you and then He died for you.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
What are you worth? What a question. But I know the answer and it's the only one you'll ever need. You are worth a life.
When Jesus died on the cross for you, he shouted your worth across the heavens. No one can take that away from you. Think about what Jesus' life for yours means for a moment.
It means He left paradise to come to earth for you.
It means He chose to suffer for you.
It means He stepped forward with a plan He conceived before you were born, knowing what He faced.
It means He loves you.
Father, let Maddy see just how very much You love her. Help her heart to know she is worthy. Sear her value in You across her being. Check her when she goes to seek acceptance elsewhere and draw her back to where she's safe--in Your arms, at Your feet, bathed in Your approval. Make that real to her today.