Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Name Tags: You Are... (Part 88)
Special & Unique
You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His Own special people...
1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)
For you are a holy people, who belong to the Lord your God. Of all the people on earth, the Lord your God has chosen you to be His Own special treasure.
Deuteronomy 7:6 (NLT)
And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Matthew 10:30 (NIV)
If every person on earth is unique, if God fashioned us in His Own Image, if He made a world for us to govern, if He loves us beyond all reckoning (enough to give His Son on our behalf), then each one of us is special to Him: extremely, indescribably special.
So special that...
* He wrote a Book to teach us everything.
* His Son came in Person with an Update.
* He devoted Himself to helping us.
* He sacrificed Himself so we could live.
* He sent His Spirit to our willing hearts.
* He watches over us diligently.
* He forgives our sins every time we ask.
* He awaits our homecoming eagerly.
* He bears our burdens unremittingly.
* He cries in our pain and smiles with our joy.
* He rewards our faith with daily blessings.
* He turns our failures into successes.
On the other hand...
* Satan likes to tell us that we're common.
* He whispers accusations in our ears.
* He paints us as guilty, worthless losers.
* He pushes us toward isolation.
* Or he surrounds us with bad company.
* He covers us with clouds of depression.
* He tempts us with artificial escapes.
* He makes bad examples look appealing.
* He persuades us to try and copy them.
* He retards our faith with worldly screechers.
* He turns our failures into bitterness.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: God has saddled the giant dragon who circles earth in a high speed chase--trying to turn people into clones of naughty stars on sensual shows.
So get on God's saddle and ride high through the fields of modern media. Fans were made to copy Christ, but not as clones in the devil's heist.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Name Tags: You Are... series.