Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Looking at Myself and My Past with Forever Eyes

If seeing yourself as others see you is challenging, seeing yourself as God sees you is more so. It definitely requires Forever Eyes. You must first know how God sees you and then you must intentionally set your mind on that knowledge.
So, how does God see us?

We Are God's Intentional Creation

For by him, all things were crated: things in  heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. ( Col 1:16)

Since you are earth and you are visible, you can be certain that you, too, were created by Him. Yet consider the last two words in that verse: you were created for Him! Not just by Him, but for Him! To create is to cause something unique to come into being. A creation is something that comes from a person's own thoughts or imagination, like a work of art or an invention. When you create something like that, it belongs to you. The depth of this truth is life changing. The Almighty God created you and me, and we were created for Him—for His purposes, for His reason. That knowledge alone brings significance into our lives. 

Worthy Because We Are Loves 
In his book Reaching for the Invisible God, Philip Yancey quotes from a sermon he heard by Ian Pitt-Watson: "Some things are loved because they are worthy; some things are worthy because they are loved." We are worthy because we are loved by the eternal God. When we can see ourselves through Forever Eyes and not only acknowledge in our heads but rejoice in our hearts that God loves us just because He loves us, it begins to change the way we see ourselves.

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