Someone said this to me one day when I was at church. They walked right up to me and gave me a word from God at a time when I was feeling less than wonderful. Have you ever had one of those days when nothing about you seemed to be going right? When your esteem was down, your head hanging low, and then all of a sudden, someone steps in and helps you see yourself as God does? Well for me, this was that time. Now, being reminded of this time in my life by God, I want to share some encouragement with you all.
YOU ARE GOD’S MASTERPIECE! CREATED FOR GOOD WORKS IN CHRIST JESUS
AND SEALED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD!
Have you ever seen something spill on a laminated piece of paper? If it’s sealed in completely, the document inside remains untouched by whatever got spilled on it. Once the lamination gets wiped off, the document looks brand new and untouched. The spill happens, but it is unable to destroy what remains inside. Did you know, the Holy Spirit is to us what the lamination paper is to document? He is our protection and our sealant.
“So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.” Galatians 5:16 NLT
As we walk in the Spirit of God, meaning, we are in living in agreement with what God has said and wants us to do, we are kept under the sealant of the Holy Spirit. Life may happen, things may shift for better or for worse, but nothing will be able to reach in and snatch us from the hand of God and communion with the Father. As sons and daughters of God, we have been brought into His family through adoption, and living with the Holy Spirit leading our lives is proof of this. I heard it said like this, “the Holy Spirit is our [adoption] paper as proof that we belong to God”.
Do you know that you are valuable to God? So valuable that He was willing to sacrifice His most prized possession, His Son Jesus Christ, for your redemption just so you could be brought into a restored relationship with Him?
“ And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to Himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to Him.”
2 Corinthians 5:18 NLT
YOU MATTER TO GOD!!
Your life, your soul, your mind; all that concerns you matter’s to Him. Your character, your self-esteem, your self-worth, the state of your being; it ALL matters to God.
You are His joy, His jewel, His love, His marvelous work, fashion by His hands and set apart for His glory.
You have been created in such a way that your very presence and existence is an answered prayer to a problem in the earth.
You are so loved and cared for that His thoughts of you outnumber the grains of sand in all the earth. He knows you in every way possible, and His love for you has never changed. Your beauty is matchless and your purpose is uniquely divine. You are an exquisite work of art, brought forth by the hand of the Master Creator.
You were created on the tapestry of creation. Once you invite Christ into your heart to be Savior and Lord, you enter into the gallery of priceless artwork and you become enclosed with the frame of the Holy Spirit. Its frame is one that is embroidered with the love, grace, and mercy of God. Held together by the sacrifice of Christ. You are set high on display to shine the grace and splendor of your Creator. You are a living, breathing, moving, in penetrable, piece of art. You are matchless in all of your splendor.
Pause for a moment, and breathe in the truth of who you really are.
There is nothing that can be done to take God’s love away from you. There is nothing that can be done that will cause Him to look at you less than who He has created you to be. He wants you near Him, and He wants you to share in all that He is and in all that He has planned for you.
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart…” Jeremiah 1:5 NLT
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 NLT
He wants you near Him. Being close to Him is the only way you will ever truly be able to accept who you are.
No matter what happens to us, no matter what life brings to spill on us, we are covered and sealed and by the Spirit of God. Every life event, every hard hit, every bad day and broken heart, can only cover us for a moment. They may seem like they will overtake us and destroy us, but God is always there covering us with His protection. That’s His promise.
“Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.” Proverbs 30:5 NLT
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17 NKJV
Things may get on us, but it cannot blot us out..we cannot be destroyed. We are God’s and God’s alone. Let this sink in.
“He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” Psalm 91: 4 NLT