We can feel as if we never get it right. We get can our eyes so focused on our mistakes that we miss all the wonderful things about ourselves. The truth is each and every one of us is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
God made us to bear His image and that makes us intrinsically valuable. God made us on purpose for a purpose and designed all of our gifts, talents, strengths and abilities.
When we wanted nothing to do with God, He loved us. He sent Jesus to earth to rescue, redeem, restore and reconnect us back to Himself. God saved us not on the basis of our deeds but on His mercy.
Now we can have a thriving relationship with our Father God through Jesus Christ our Lord. As we meditate on His loving kindness, we will experience peace that transcends all understanding and transformation from the inside out that comes from beholding the Altogether Lovely one, Jesus Christ.
Titus - 3:5-6 (MSG) - 3-8 It wasn’t so long ago that we ourselves were stupid and stubborn, dupes of sin, ordered every which way by our glands, going around with a chip on our shoulder, hated and hating back. But when God, our kind and loving Savior God, stepped in, he saved us from all that. It was all his doing; we had nothing to do with it. He gave us a good bath, and we came out of it new people, washed inside and out by the Holy Spirit. Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously. God’s gift has restored our relationship with him and given us back our lives. And there’s more life to come—an eternity of life! You can count on this.