Week 4 - True Value: Our Intrinsic Worth
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Psalm 139:17-18 TPT assure us, "Every single moment you are thinking of me! How precious and wonderful to consider that you cherish me constantly in your every thought! O God, your desires toward me are more than the grains of sand on every shore! When I awake each morning, you’re still with me."
Friends, value is intrinsic to God.
Our truest value is God in us and God with us.
The origin of value is worth.
He is worthy.
His inherent worth, which is fixed, inseparable and innate, is sealed in our spirit, where His legal approval, substantiation and confirmation flow congruently.
1 Peter 2:7 TPT tells us, "As believers you know his great worth—indeed, his preciousness is imparted to you..."
But do we know this truth deep in our soul? In our mind, will and emotions? Do we know that Jesus is our validator, our strength, that He is our Treasure, and that we are His (1 Pe. 2:9).
Do we know that He is the Pearl of Great Price? Gold?
Do we know in our soul that, of everything God willed into creation, He values us most?
We were bought by Jesus’ priceless blood, which is worthy beyond measure.
He pursues us with His relentless love.
To reconcile us to His greatest intimacy.
He is a father to the fatherless, a husband to the husbandless.
He is our Creator.
And we are His handiwork.
He loved us while we were still wayward sinners and brought us into His Kingdom full of rich promises by His amazing grace.
A royal inheritance.
Of security and provision.
For us--His beloved sons and daughters.
The sum total of His precious thoughts of us are vast (Ps. 139:17).
He is our gateway to righteousness.
He gives us His understanding and priceless wisdom to triumph over fear and foolishness.
Praising Him is a strategy He gave us to triumph over wickedness that tries to defeat and destroy us, to steal our anointing, to diminish our hope.
God puts His own everlasting faith inside of us, so we cannot lose when we cling to it (1 Pe. 1:7). Faith—the great and consistent equalizer of value, honor, and respect—the confidence of our hope for God to produce His promise.
He helps our unbelief, to know Him as strong when we are not.
So, we can value what He values.
He renews our mind and puts a new heart and spirit in us, so we always have a compass of true life when we tap into Him.
We can receive His blessings that are tied to the condition and action of our heart.
"When our faithful obedience, which is the righteous action of the faith God puts in us, meets God’s faithful grace, a synchronicity of blessing occurs. Good fruit is produced. Treasures are discovered and recovered. Much of value is realized."
We prosper as our soul prospers (3 Jn. 1:2).
Our soul prospers when we value God, above our ways, as our ultimate authority, who exalts us in due time.
With God we cannot lose.
But without Him we will surely fail.
Did you know that poverty is rooted in insecurity, the cracks of our foundation?
A lack of knowledge of God and His ways leads to a lack of trust in God, which leads to a lack of submission to God, which leads to a lack of His blessing.
Feeling insecure in any particular area of life is a red flag to trust God more. But it’s hard to trust God intimately when we don’t know Him specifically in Word, deed or character.
Our path to finding security in God is to repent from holding onto all that makes us feel insecure, all that opposes His truth, such as fear, hurts, injustices, unforgiveness and unbelief.
To honor God’s infinite glory-worth, we must repent from walking on any path of pain instead of His way, which is faith, love and truth.
When God highlights our insecurity to us, we can thank Him for inviting us up higher. We can simply pray and receive His help to overcome:
Psalm 118:5 TPT tells us, "Out of my deep anguish and pain I prayed, and God, you helped me as a father. You came to my rescue and broke open the way into a beautiful and broad place."
In Psalm 139:24 TPT, David invites God to "See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting ways—the path that brings me back to you."
Luke 3:5 NIV reveals God’s will, which is that "Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth."
God's Glorious Presence with us reveals His infinite, intrinsic worth. His substance. His essence. His true value in us and for us.
His will is to prosper us (Jer. 29:11).
He desires we know this.
Partnering with God, on the narrow path, honors Him as an expression of respect for His worth and the value He extends to us.
Pray with me if you will . . .
Lord, Thank You for Your worthy Presence in me. I renounce all forms of poverty and receive You as my inherent true value. By Your grace, lead me to experience a deeper inner awakening of Your truth, value, love, life and rest for my weary soul. Purge from me any contemptuous false treasure—especially the idol of hopelessness—by overthrowing it. Heal and deliver me from all that does not please You, so I can have a pure heart of honor toward You and others. Make me into a person of valor, determined to trust and obey You. Help me to guard against entering into any type of bondage forward. Enable me to receive Your finest blessings. Thank You, Lord, for doing that which only You can do. And now, I declare Psalm 139:5 TPT over my life: "You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness you follow behind me to spare me from the harm of my past. With your hand of love upon my life, you impart a blessing to me." Thank You, Lord. I love You. In Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.