I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)
You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way. (Song of Songs 4:7)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Are you living to your full potential? Do you know your worth? When I think of a woman of Christ, I’m reminded that she is a much-needed help mate.
Being the intelligent God that He is, He took the rib of Adam and created the most unique character that exist, a woman. He designed each woman with the ability to be a noble character. He said she will be worth more than rubies. She works with an eager hand. She provides food for her family and portions for her female servants (her sisters in Christ).
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. This exceptional being is fearfully and wonderfully made.
She worships God because His works are wonderful. She has a personal relationship with God because she walks with Him, she talks with Him, and spends quality time with Him.
Does this sound familiar? Aren’t you worth more than rubies? Don’t you love God with all your heart?
I remember being a teen mother living in shame and humility. An adult told me to give up on life because I would never accomplish anything but instead should drop out of school to prepare for a lifetime of struggle on governmental assistance. I must admit that it hasn't always been easy, but I refused to fail, be a statistic, or be anything less than great.
When we have a personal relationship with God, we understand that he created us to live an abundant life. We should live above and not beneath; we’re the head and not the tail. When you chose to live in your purpose, you must not entertain the negativity. You must decline to fail but instead stay focus. Over the years I’ve learned to fear God when making my decisions. Through my fear, it molded me to become humble which resulted in me only wanting to please God.
Point 1: You’re Designed for a Purpose (2 Timothy 1:7)
Everyone was created to serve and worship (well done you good and faithful servant)
It’s our purpose to give our time, talent and treasures for the sake of the Kingdom
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. (Proverbs 3:27)
Point 2: Unity in Christ is Beautiful (Song of Songs 4:7)
Working in harmony through the body of Christ is pleasing in the sight of God
Someone’s watching (with the rare act of kindness in today’s society, you’re allowing the beauty of God shine through the teamwork)
Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first-fruits of all your crops. (Proverbs 3:9)
Point 3: Know Your Work is Not in Vain (Jeremiah 29:11)
The act of giving is more important to the recipient than the giver.
A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. (Proverbs 18:16)
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25)
I believe each of us are fearfully and wonderfully made. When God created us, He took His time to create us to His perfection. He knew that His wonderful work would be displayed on earth.