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17 Aug – Know Your Value

There’s an account of a man who lived in a tiny apartment and died in extreme poverty. He’d never had any success to speak of or noted victories. He lived and died as just another face in the crowd.

After the funeral, some family members went to his little run-down apartment to clear out his belongings. They found a painting hanging on the wall, so they decided to sell it at a garage sale. The woman who bought it took it to a local art gallery for an appraisal and was shocked to discover that the painting was extremely valuable.

The painting that had hung for so many years in a little run-down apartment was painted by a famous artist who lived in the early 1800s. The woman decided to auction it and ended up selling the painting for several million dollars!

Just think how that man’s life might have changed if he had known the value of what he possessed. He was a multimillionaire and didn’t even know it!  

How many people today live with priceless treasures inside of them, like the man who owned this painting. They have treasure locked up inside of them and they don’t even know it.

God says you are a masterpiece, created by the most famous artist of all, but if you don’t understand your value, you’ll go on thinking, I’m just average; I’m not that talented; I’ve made so many mistakes.

Don’t allow negative thoughts to play in your mind. Instead, every morning when you get out of bed, declare I am important; God handpicked me, I am precious in his sight, honoured and loved and a person of extreme value and significance.

Ask God today to help you see yourself as He does so that you can enjoy what you have been given and make the most of the treasure that is within you.

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT)

“You are precious and honoured in my sight and I love you” (Isaiah 43:4)

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book”.(Psalm 139:13-18)

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that I am your masterpiece. I give you permission to keep working and shaping me into all that I can be. Help me see myself as you see me. In Jesus Name Amen.

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