You Matter | ONE 01

Have you ever wondered if you matter? We have a tendency to belittle ourselves, thinking we might not be very valuable. Maybe we have some insecurities. Perhaps we are overwhelmed by our many mistakes. Maybe I really don’t matter, after all, I’m just one person.

But let’s not belittle the significance of just one person! I believe that one person matters! I believe that even just one person is valuable. I believe that even just one person has the power to change the world.

Remember that you are created by God. Not only that but of all creation, humans were the only beings created in the very image of God. He made us look like Himself. Not only that, but when God created man He breathed His own breath into the man to give him life. It is the very breath of God flowing through your lungs.

That alone is enough to give you an incredible amount of value! Every single person is important. Every single person has value. Even you. You’re important and you matter.

It is also important to remember that the moment we begin our relationship with Jesus, we are filled with His presence and the power of the Holy Spirit. Not only are we incredibly valuable, but we have the very power of God dwelling within us! Next time you don’t think you can accomplish very much, remember that God can do all things and He dwells in YOU!

Throughout this series, we will be looking at three different examples of Jesus revealing the importance of just ONE PERSON.

THINK ABOUT THIS:

  1. How does knowing you were created in God’s image change the way you see yourself? How does it change how you see others?
  2. When you don’t feel very important what can you do to remind yourself of your value?

PRAY: Lord, thank you for creating me in Your image and filling me with Your Holy Spirit. Help me to remember the value You have placed on me.

SCRIPTURE READING:

Ephesians 2:7-10 (MSG) Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)  For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Genesis 1:26-27 (NLT)  Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

Genesis 2:7 (NLT) Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Romans 8:9 (NLT)  But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you.

 

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