12.17.2012 – Max Lucado
Your identity isn’t in your possessions, talents, tattoos, kudos, or accomplishments. Nor are you defined by your divorce, deformity, debt or dumb choices. You are God’s child. You get to call him “Papa.”
According to Scripture, Ephesians 3:12 invites you to approach God with freedom and confidence. I John 4:9-11 promises that you will receive the blessings of his special love and provision. Romans 8:17 says you will inherit the riches of Christ and reign with him forever.
If God loves you, you must be worth loving. If he wants to have you in his kingdom, then you must be worth having. God’s grace invites you—no, requires you—to change your attitude about yourself and take sides with God against your feelings of rejection. Let these words cement in your heart a deep, satisfying, fear-quenching confidence that God will never let you go.
You belong to Him!