DAY 14

My wife and I both enjoy what is called antiquing. It is the search for some forgotten treasure at antique shops, estate sales and roadside spots. I take pleasure in finding something old and reusing or repurposing it. 

We find the dirtier that place and harder to find, the better the prices for their items. Antiquing has become such a trendy thing to do, and many shops know the values of the items they have, so finding that diamond in the rough can be a lot of work. But my favorite part of the search is haggling over the price, if you can get it for a few dollars less, then the journey was worth it. The secret is… the value of the item is revealed in the price you are willing pay for it.

Like my antiquing trips, I am on the hunt for lost items, desiring to buy them with the sole purpose of restoring them. The scripture tells that Jesus Christ came into the world to purchase us from the destruction and death of sin, and to offer us eternal life with him. (Romans 6:23

If you don’t know how much He loves you; or your value to him, then look at the price  he paid to purchase you. 

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were still  sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall  be saved from wrath through him.

People suffer from a lot of painful issues, and some of them are even self-inflicted wounds: low self-esteem, self-worth, mental fatigue, fearfulness, addictions, marriage problems, broken families, abusive relationships, physical ailments, and etc. Many times, in the middle of these issues, we cannot see our own value and wind up giving our selves away at a very low price. Jesus Christ has proven your worth by how much He paid to free us.  

I hope today that we can grab a hold of the perspective of His love for us. And embrace our value in Him and loose the grip of a poor self-worth. 

I find the best way to be blessed is to bless someone else, so I challenge you to call one to three people and spend five minutes with each building them up by adding value to them through your words. You will be amazed at how it will change their day and yours.