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August 2015

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

Can't Touch This (Significance) (3)
'...The Lord raises those who are bowed down...' Psalm 146:8 NKJ


That significance in God that we’ve been focusing on these last two days—yes, it can be shaken, especially when we do things that make us think we’re suddenly unclean again. But only in our heads. Even when we know we’ve messed up, God looks past what we’ve done and into our future. Open your Bible (app?) to John 4, where Jesus met the woman at the well. While the rest of the town slandered her because of her shady past, Jesus offered her a new life. God knows it’s sometimes hard to see beyond what we’ve done, so He meets us right where we are. At the well, or the workplace, or school or your worried mind, He’s there. He told the woman this: ‘Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.’ (John 4:13–14) Your significance? You might feel like it has taken a knock, but your self–worth is fulfilled in Jesus—you don’t need to keep ‘thirsting’ after other people’s approval of you. In fact, God loves to show us that even in our lowest moments, He is there. Psalm 146:8 NKJ says: ‘The Lord raises those who are bowed down.’ When you’re humble to accept that His way (and He Himself) is the best way forward, He’ll pick you up and show you your significance, wherever you’ve fallen down. So, whenever cruel words come at you, especially come from your own mind, remember what God really says about you. (Reread yesterday’s message, if your memory’s as bad as ours is...)

SoulFood: 1 Chr 1-2, Mark 3:7-19, Ps 78:65-72, Prov 20:11-14

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