26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one [j]cubit to his [k]stature?
Every year Forbes come us with a list of the richest people in the world and this is based on what they have as opposed to who they are. As humans we have the tendency to place value on things and not people. We have it backwards. We place a higher value on people because of the car they drive, the house they live in, what they own and the amount of money they have in the bank not withstanding that all this are things that are neither here nor there.
Jesus tells us not to worry about things, what we will eat and what we will wear because the value is not there rather the value is on the body we put the clothes on and the life w live through this body.
Many of us may feel like we are of no value because we do not have much but I am here to remind you that God looks at you and I differently. We are of value to God not because of what we have but because of what He has put in us. Think about this, Adam and Eve had none of the things we place great value on today, in fact before the fall they did not even have clothes yet God valued them dearly and He would come down in the cool of the day to commune with them.
In the same manner God values you and I because His breath is on the inside of us, we have His life and that the most important and valuable thing.
Romans 8:32 New King James Version (NKJV)
32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
The fact that God gave us Jesus should be proof that he will also give us these other things that we need and we must get to a place where we fully trust Him and know that we are of great value to him.
So, you may not have any material thing to your name and that’s ok because God does not rate your value based on things. He loves you and He values you so rest assured that if he provides for the birds and clothes the lilies, He will do the same for you because you are of greater value.
Have you ever felt unloved or not valued because you did not have much?
Do you believe that God greatly values you with all your shortcomings issues and troubles?
Knowing that God values you, what then will be your attitude towards things or the lack thereof?