Sunday, December 5, 2010

{Scripture Challenge 2} Challenge #25, Worth

Challenge Word #25: Worth

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “worth”? Do you think of someone that has wealth, natural beauty, or a higher education? People think that their worth in life is based on how much money they have, the house or cars they own, the college degrees they have earned, the outward beauty they may have, or the recognition they receive from their accomplishments. What if you do not have any of that? Does that make you less worthy? Absolutely not! The world looks at what we have done or accomplished to determine our "worth,” but God looks at our heart. 1 Peter 3:4 says “Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” God created you perfectly as He wants you. You are worth everything to Him because you are His not because of your degree, money, beauty, or lack thereof. We are all of equal worth to Him. Psalm 139:13-14 says “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Now, what if you do have some or all of these things? What happens if you lose them? Would you still feel worthy? We need to place our lives and worth in His hands not in what we have or have accomplished. All of our worth should be in a relationship with Him not in someone or something else. As believers we know that the world cannot make us happy. No person will truly fulfill us. No experience, no possession, nothing will fulfill us like God does. Proverbs 11:4 says "Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath but righteousness delivers from death." In whom or what are you placing your worth?

For my page this week, I chose Ephesians 4:1-2 "As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." I also used Romans 8:31b "If God is for us, who can be against us?" How so very true! I am Christ's representative here on earth. I need to place my worth in Him, live as He has called me, and let others see Him in me. My worth should be placed in living for Him and nothing else.
Papers: Webster's Pages Waiting for Santa & Sweet Season
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Flower Frames, Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 3
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink forest moss
Embellishments: Paper Trey Ink spiral notebook page die & rustic twine, Zva Creative pearl flourish, Hero Arts flowers, Maya Road small organza rose ribbon & mini tag, Making Memories tiny alpha stickers

When sharing your page for this challenge be sure to use Keyword SCRC210 when posting in galleries. Also, please leave a link to your creation here using Inlinkz! To see all of our previous lessons, please visit this post here. I will be back with our last study for this year on December 19th.

And lastly, I wanted to let you know that as I prepared for this study today, God has given me insight on what He wants me to do with this study for next year. So, be watching for details in the next week or two. I pray you will join me and invite others to join in too so that they may know the Lord, live for Him, and know that their worth is in Him and nothing else! Have a blessed Sunday!



Traci S. said...

Hi Patter~

I LOVE when you get all excited and fired up and share from your heart in a way such as this! It really gets the Spirit excited, and makes me want to hear more, think more...look at my life more!

Your page is gorgeous...but I really love what you have shared today!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [06 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

A-M said...

Thankyou Patter for the words you have shared with us. Your page is so pretty and I look forward to seeing what the Lord has laid on your heart for next year.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful page and lovely teaching ! Am looking forward to what you have in mind for next year 1 Will definately join in this time.
Susan M

Anonymous said...

O, thank you, Patter! This morning I woke late, had to shovel snow, postponed my time alone with God, and generally made a wrong start, including believing all the doubts & lies that occur to an out-of-sorts, irritated, feeling-like-a-failure and getting-over-a-cold mom who isn't remotely ready for Christmas. How timely your reminder of our worth in God's eyes! This was what I needed today. Thank you very much.
--Jennifer in Ohio
1 Peter 1:8

NickelNook said...

I made it just under the wire Patter! It would never do to actually be late for the first time on the second last word! lol
Your page is gorgeous and your study is wonderful! Thank you so much!...Nancy :o)

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