You’ve seen it before, something for sale for the price, “make an offer”. In
other words, what’s it worth to you? The value of something is determined
not by what we feel it is worth but what it is worth to someone else. What
do you think your life is worth? Greetings in the name of our Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ.
How is your studying of Psalm 23 going? They are familiar words but have
we really read them? I had the honor of leading a memorial service for Howie
Hodge last week. I referred to this passage as it reveals to us the
important parts of any relationship. The value someone shows to us reveals
the depth of our relationship. Howie highly valued many.
Have you ever been to a pawn shop? The value of things depends on what
side of the counter you are standing on. What may be worth a great deal to
us is reduced to what the pawn broker thinks he can get someone else to pay
for it. It is want it is, it is worth only what someone else will pay.
Race cars, parts and tools make the circuit. They change hands, reused,
rebuilt, with the hope that they will yield the final piece of the victory
puzzle. Racers will go to great lengths for that elusive piece that makes
their car better. What is it worth? It is worth whatever someone is willing
to pay. Given the right circumstances something can be of greater value
because of a greater need.
Another component of worth, in racing terms, is performance, more
horsepower, greater performance, better handling, anything that can give you
an advantage is worth more than something that doesn’t. The world we live in
is based on performance. How we perform and how the parts perform determine
Worth is so important to us. We want others to value us. One of our
failings is we seek that self-worth from others instead of God. What is our
value to God? What are we worth to Him?
Did you know that our value to God is not performance based? Did you know
that our value to God never changes? God values each one of us the same. He
desires to have a personal relationship with each one of us. That
relationship is so valuable to Him that Jesus gave His life so that our
relationship with God could be restored.
What is it worth? What does God offer us? David helps us see some of
A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
Do you see the value he places on a
relationship with Him? He offers us; guidance, provision, rest, refreshment,
restoration, direction, protection during trial, discipline, victory,
abundant blessings, and eternal life. God wants each one of us to experience
the relationship He offers. He desires us to know the fulfillment and
security that comes from knowing Him. Life is worth nothing without the
value that God provides.
The list is a great one but how much of it can we supply for ourselves?
None, you see, God offers us the things that we want out of life and cannot
provide for ourselves. We need to recognize our value in His eyes. Read
Psalm 23 this week, spend some time reflecting on the value of a
relationship with God. Know that it is available for the asking. Even when
we have strayed away God waits for us to return to Him. He provides
forgiveness and restores our soul.
I encourage you to take God up on His offer, let Him show you what one
life is worth, your life. God Bless. Until next time, remember God loves you
and Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing! God Bless. Remember, that your prayerful
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