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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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April 30, 2010 - Infinite Worth

By Gary Rogers

Don’t place your “God-worth” in the hands of anyone other than God.

People freely offer their opinions. News programs invite everyone and anyone to call in, e-mail, or Facebook their comments concerning current issues. It used to be considered wise to keep your opinions to yourself, but the norm today is let everyone know what you think. This excessive freedom of speech has given rise to constant criticism, outlining shortcomings, voicing weaknesses, and pointing out every imperfection.

It can be emotionally and spiritually destructive when you let other people influence your self-image. If you listen when other people tell you that you are ignorant, ugly, worthless, or without redeeming qualities, the outcome is disastrous. When you let others’ opinions determine your value and self-worth, you are giving them what should only belong to God. It should be God’s opinion of you that you value over all others.

Here’s the good news. God wants to give you His approval. God wants to let you know how special you are to Him. It is frustrating to seek the approval of people who will never give it. Why not seek the approval of the One who wants to give it?

In Jesus, you find your true value. Jesus died in order to wipe out every shortcoming and every sin. Jesus paid the price for each of your faults, flaws and failures. In Jesus, you are made clean, pure, holy and acceptable in God’s eyes. With Jesus in your life, God looks at you with approval. He sees great potential for your future.

Yes, mistakes will come. Mess-ups will happen. But God looks at you through His eyes of divine love, seeing your potential and wanting to redeem you. You are safe when you place your worth in the hands of God.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV).

— Gary Rogers is senior pastor of First Assembly of God in Coweta, Okla.



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