No one is to come before me without a gift. You must work for six days, but on the seventh day you must rest—even during the planting season and the harvest season. Celebrate the Feast of Weeks when you gather the first grain of the wheat harvest. And celebrate the Feast of Shelters in the fall. Exodus 34:20-22
Do you ever feel unworthy of God’s gifts?
During communion one Sunday, I looked at the bread and juice and pondered…am I worthy? It was my opportunity to check my relationship with God.
Am I worthy?
Well…no. But I’m not worthless either.
What do you consider to be your weaknesses?
I often get weaknesses and strengths mixed up. I’m weak in the way that I question my worth instead of seeing myself as God created me. What I think is a strength, such as trying to be self-sufficient, is weakness. Who am I to decide what is my strength or weakness?
Out of my weakness
And into Your strength
Humbly I come to the cross.
The lyrics of I Come to the Cross sank into my marrow as I sat in church.
I am strongest in my humility. I am strongest when I rest completely in Jesus, when I acknowledge my weakness. For a recovering control freak, that’s tough to accept.
As I ponder Am I worthy?, I realize I’m thinking of my worthiness as a mom, daughter, employee, volunteer. Those relationships and roles, while important, don’t define my worth. They reflect the worth I have in Jesus. When I humbly rely on him in my weakness, for his strength, I am worthy in all areas of my life, because I am reflecting him.
I find my worth in Jesus.
How do you need to adjust your thinking and living so that you find your worth in Jesus?
With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. 2 Thessalonians 1:11