I may, or may not, talk to my plants when I go into the garden. I may, or may not, be heard speaking words of affirmation and encouragement throughout the rows of growing produce. I’m not admitting to any of it, but there is a possibility. Just saying.
Show me a gardener who toils over her crops, and I’ll show you a gardener who cares for what she has planted, and what she has grown.
I’ve felt a tug on my heart this week to write a simple message of worthiness.
Of your value, and of your place, in God’s heart.
Of His concern and care over what He has planted and what He has grown—you!
In a world that screams at us daily, of our worthlessness, our shortcomings, our less-thans, we have a Father who says, “No child, you are not! You are so much more. You are worthy in every aspect of the life I gave you.” It is His walk, through His garden, daily, affirming to us.
I don’t want to add a whole lot of “christian-eese” words, or flowery statements, or high-brow language—I just want to remind you, right now, today:
YOU. ARE. WORTHY!
You are worthy through the love of the Creator, to the creation.
I think so many of us forget that. We think of all we “do wrong," or “haven’t done right," or "failed religiously," and believe we are so far from God; that we are not worthy of His love.
Oh, but you are, friend!
You are beyond worthy!
You are His child, His pride and joy, His everything!
Dearest friends, whatever you are facing, whatever your past, whatever your current, whatever your decisions, whatever your regrets, whatever your doubts—you are the child of God!
He has a love for you so wide and deep that He gave His son, just for you.
When we lean our hearts into to that, we lean our value into so much more.
YOU. ARE. WORTHY!
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16-18