Knowing that my worth is found in Christ alone, starts with the understanding that we are created by design, and not by chance. That God, our Creator, made us in His own image to show our special relationship to Him. We are His handiwork, not mass produced, but intentionally and wonderfully made for a relationship with God. That is the foundation of God’s valuation of us….
What Does it Mean to Find Your Worth in God?
The knowledge of God’s love has the power to transform our lives – to wash away the dross of other people’s opinions which may have negatively influenced our self-worth. Instead we can be secure in the knowledge of the lavish love that God has poured out for us – there is nothing that we can do to make him love us more. When we come to repentance it is there that we find reconciliation and rest for the soul.
“For here is the way God loved the world – he gave his only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life. God did not send his Son into the world to judge and condemn the world, but to be its Savior and rescue it! So now there is no longer any condemnation for those who believe in him…”John 3:16-18 TPT
We are no longer condemned in sin, we receive forgiveness and righteousness in, and through, Christ Jesus. Our minds are being renewed in God’s word, and there is the possibility of change. We can leave our past behind, knowing that our sins are forgiven, and have a fresh start in Jesus.
The transformation is ongoing, as the Holy Spirit renews our minds by replacing all the negative though processes that life has laid on us with the truth of God’s word. He teaches us who we are in Jesus, and who He is to us. We learn our worth to God, how He thinks about us and how He regards us – we come to know our true identity!
True Worth – Reflection
As a horse owner, I have often been asked the question, “that’s a nice horse – what is she worth?” Or even, “she must be worth something?” And whether I think the question is rude or appropriate the answer is the same – nothing and everything!
It depends, of course, what you are basing your valuation on.
With horses a value is placed on them, in part by their breeding and confirmation, but also by their potential, what people think they will be able to do. Whatever discipline they are looking at, racing, eventing, dressage or show jumping – the horse’s value, ultimately will be based on their performance and their results.
Now my horse had average to good breeding, good confirmation, and a lot of potential when I bought her as a youngster. And the more I trained and competed with her, her value went up but unfortunately, due to injury and a major illness her value then went down again. I no longer compete, and she has signs of wear and tear with an old injury to her legs. Due to her illness I can no longer insure her, because the insurance company paid out more than her worth for her last hospital bill. Although she is fit and able for light leisure work, she is no longer fit enough for a competition career. She is also getting older.
So what is she worth? To other people, nothing. Set against the cost of keeping her, they would not see a positive return on their money.
But what is she worth to me? Everything. We have had twelve years together, enjoying the highs and dealing with the lows, and through those experiences we have developed a bond of mutual trust. We have built up a close relationship.
How can you place a financial worth on a relationship? It has worth beyond what money can buy. Relationship is everything. Relationship brings meaning and value to life.
Knowing Your Worth in God
Thank God that our worth is based, not on our performance or results, but on relationship, the gift of God.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”Ephesians 2:8-9
Our worth does not go up or down, we are precious to God, so much so, that He was willing to send His Son, to redeem us from our sinful lives and to restore our relationship with Him. God bases His valuation of us, our worth, on the life of Jesus, His one and only Son!
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If you are feeling worn down and weary from life, reach out to the Lord, let your thinking be renewed as you read through these next Scriptures. I pray that God will reveal how much He loves you, as you reach out to Him.
You are valuable to God – 12 Scripture Verses
These verses are a gentle reminder, and there are times when we all need that prompt, of how much we are loved by God, and how intentional He is for our relationship with Him. The last verse is a prayer, that when we know our worth there will be a response from our hearts to live for Christ alone.
“Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3
“For you created my innermost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:13-14
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
“But now in Christ Jesus you who were once far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” Ephesians 2:13
“And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” Ephesians 2:22
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
“We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:9-10
16 thoughts on “My Worth is Found in Christ Alone”
“Relationship is everything, it brings meaning and value to life” Amen, my FMF friend! Excellent thoughts.
Karen FMF #7.
Thank you Karen
This post really touches my heart. It inspired a poem; I hope you like it.
I first met you as a foal,
then trained a yearling bold,
but now the years have taken toll,
and friend, we are both old.
We rode the herds till dusk, from dawn,
in rain and blazing sun.
you were the one I counted on;
I hope that you had fun.
And now we walk a slower pace,
you nudge me with your nose,
a simple bit of God’s own grace,
a touch where Heaven shows.
Soon you’ll cross His golden sea;
on that bright shore, please wait for me.
Thank you Andrew that is a beautiful poem – it brought a lump to my throat – and such a good summary, I have copied and saved it into my documents!
This made me all teary, Andrew. Another one of your beautiful poem, that I have saved.
Praise God our worth isn’t based on merit but on His grace! Thank you for this reminder and beautiful illustration.
I, too, am grateful our worth isn’t based on a checklist in God’s eyes. I am forever grateful and renewed daily by His grace!! Thank you for the reminder.
Amen! God’s grace is amazing! How amazing it is that our worth is not based on anything we can do but on the unconditional love God has for us.
Annie FMF #12
Your post really touched me–as did Andrew’s poem.
Lovely post. My dog is like this to me. We have been through so much together.
Exactly Claire, they are like members of the family – precious!
Precious post – your relationship with your sweet horse:) and the reminder of my worth all because of my relationship to the Heavenly Father!!
Yes!!! Some days I really need to be reminded of this.
“Our worth is based, not on our performance or results, but on relationship, the gift of God.” And the precious gift of His love is precious to me!
These verses are a great reminder of the value God places on us, and I loved the illustration of the value your horse has to you.