We’ve been under the weather at our house – nothing serious, just the lay on the couch and feel like doing nothing kind of sick. So today I’m pulling a favorite from the past to repost again. And not just because we have been sick but because it is a really important lesson. So enjoy.
God is big on kids.
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Psalm 127:3 (NIV) – Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
The Bible tells us what God says about our worth and our value in His eyes.
“Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.”
Psalm 136:13 (Message Bible)
Therefore, our worth is not really our “self-worth” at all; rather, it is worth given to us by God. We are of inestimable value to Him because of the price He paid to make us worthy—the death of His Son on the cross.
A buzzword that burst on the scene about 40 years ago was “Self-Esteem.” I can remember attending lots of self-esteem convos during my 21 years in the school system. Teachers, parenting experts & even churches placed a priority on a child’s view of themselves. Yet studies show that people, even with all the emphasis on affirmation and praise for our kids, are more depressed and anxious than ever before and have lower self-esteem.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines self-esteem as: a feeling of having respect for yourself and your abilities. But as Christians, we believe self-esteem is found in God, not our own works, which fall short, but in His grace.
Only in His grace can we do what He has called us to do. I want my children to learn to see themselves through God’s eyes and not through the lens of the world with its unrealistic and ungodly expectations.Read More