It's the end of the year and you might be figuring out your balance sheet, but what about the net worth of your life?
How much are you worth? Add up your assets, subtract what you owe, and what you have left is your net worth. If you try to borrow money or have to settle an estate, going through these equations are a necessity. Everyone has a goal to increase his or her net-worth as much as possible. But I’m not referring to your balance sheet. I’m talking about the value of you, not your possessions.
How much are you worth? In the eyes of God, you have infinite worth, enough to send his own Son to die for you, so that you can live forever with him. How much is that worth? What would someone have to pay you to sacrifice your only child so that someone else could live? It can’t be measured in dollars and cents, can it?
As you start your day today, remember the value you have to God. No matter what you feel others think of you or even what you may think of yourself, God has placed the highest possible value on you. Others may put you down, but that won’t change your worth to God. You may have even said, “I’m no good, I’m not of any value to anyone.” I’m sorry, but that’s simply not true!
There is nothing you can do to diminish your value in God’s eyes. In fact, when we receive his love and forgiveness, he sees us as blameless and without even a blemish. God made an investment in you and He will receive a good return as you yield your life to Him. You are worth more than you can imagine. Not with perishable riches, but with eternal wealth beyond compare.
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This may not be the first day of the year, but it could be the first day of the rest of your life!
It’s easy for us to carry the weight and worry of yesterday into today. The result is always defeat and discouragement. What if we could start with a clean slate? What if the mistakes of our past couldn’t be held against us? What if our tomorrows depended on today instead of yesterday? How would that change your life?
According to the Bible, that’s the opportunity God presents to us. When we ask God to forgive our past mistakes and put our trust in Jesus for tomorrow, our past is wiped clean. Isaiah 1:18 says, “though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be clean; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as white as wool.” In fact, God’s promise is to make us so clean so that, in His eyes, we are spotless and without fault.
We can only have victory today and hope for tomorrow when we ask God to take care of yesterday. Every day can be the first day of the rest of your life. No one needs to carry the weight of past sins—Jesus ‘ death paid for those errors. All he asks is that you follow him today and trust him for the future.
If your past has weighed you down, ask Christ to erase it with his love and forgiveness. He won’t refuse you. Only then can we live like there’s no yesterday!
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Tune Up Your Life!
Our hope is that you will find encouragement from the brief but thoughtful (and sometimes humorous) musings of Pastor Larry.
Take East of Backus on Hwy 87 to Cass County 49. Take 49 to Shortcut Rd and then left on 8th St NE to church.
You can also type in 812 8th St NE in Pine River, MN into your GPS, but if your GPS steers you differently, we recommend following the directions above.
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Interactive Bible Course – 2:00 pm
Fellowship and the Good News – 3:00 pm
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