God’s Wisdom ~ Discounting What I Say

God’s Wisdom ~ Discounting What I Say

“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

Why do you often declare yourself unworthy and unlovely?  I am calling you ‘beloved’ but you discount it.  Whatever I seem to say, you recant.  What would it mean for you to respond, “Oh, I am lovely to You, Lord.  I am Your masterpiece of grace.”

To reject My appraisal of you is to reject My truth.  To discount My Word is unbecoming.  This is not humility.  This is pride.  Humility begins when you say, “I believe.  Help my unbelief.”

I have made you worthy and though it is a gift, it is true just the same.  Own it.  Stand tall in it.  Rejoice about the spiritual life I’ve birthed in you.  Disbelief of anything I say must be put aside.  The life of faith is to abandon your own flawed perspective.

 

5 thoughts on “God’s Wisdom ~ Discounting What I Say

  1. I also have thought a lot about this since I heard you address it at one of the conferences I attended. Glad I found this further explanation which is so simply and succinctly put that I get it even better now.

  2. IF WE TRUST THE VERY WORD OF GOD, THEN WE HAVE TO TRUST WHO HE SAYS WE ARE THAT IS FAITH REGARDLESS OF OUR FEELINGS OUR FEELINGS ARE NOT TRUTH THANK YOU CHRISTINE FOR THE TRUTH THAT SURPASSES OUR UNDERSTANDING AND FEELINGS YOU ARE A BLESSING AND I THANK GOD FOR YOU

      1. Thank you for your question. I can tell that you’re really thinking about it. The reason I feel that the Spirit told me it was pride was because I placed more value on my definition of myself than His definition. Even though He said I was valuable to Him, I shook my head and said, “No, Lord. That just can’t be.” Whenever I tell Him that what He says can’t be true and I stand by my opinion instead, it is arrogance and rebellion. It may look like low self-image but it needs the likes of repentance. It is really self-exaltation.

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