I haven’t written in what seems like forever. It is already Thursday and tonight will be another Five Minute Friday prompt. Yet, right now, I feel like I just need to put pen to paper, or in this case type. It’s not that I have been suffering from writersblock, per se, but I have been suffering in other ways, that make me feel less than worthy of writing, less than worthy of your attention, less than worthy of my post jumping into your inbox.
Yet today, even though I feel less than, I also KNOW that I am more than.
You see, how we feel and what we are, often become two very different things. I know I am not less than because God said so. Right there in Genesis when He looks down on all that He has made and says that “it is very good”. That includes you and I and all the people who have yet to come. In those days God created the Heavens and the Earth, He created everything that was and is and is ever to come.
Whoa! Right?! I know!! Hard to believe. Maybe that is putting it lightly? Yet when we travel through the Biblical texts we see right from the book of Genesis how people lived, died and completely messed up, all leading up to Christ’s arrival. We learn before we ever reach the New Testament, as in BEFORE IT WAS EVEN WRITTEN, that:
That Branch is our Lord and Saviour. He came from ‘roots’ filled with adultery, murder, lies, accidents, mistakes, polygamy, and the list goes on.
And yet, He is perfect!!
This tells us that through Him we are redeemed. Plain and simple. No jumping through hoops, trying to be the “better Christian”, all we have to do is welcome Christ into our hearts, and accept Him as our Lord and Saviour! Can you imagine that God had people going through so many different situations all so Jesus could come and save all of those who pray Him into their heart?! It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not.
Because of ALL of this, I am “more than” in a “less than” world. I can overcome my past and live a future bright with Christ. I am perfectly created in His likeness and having accepted Christ into my heart I know deep down that it is Satan who spews the lies to me and makes me feel “less than”, Satan who silences me, upsets me, tears me up, causes me to compare and covet and and and…
You are MORE THAN what the world makes you feel too. You are God’s child, exactly how you are!
“But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”