Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Why You Are So Valuable

There are many many reasons why you matter, why you are important, but I'm going to focus on just one today. This world tells us that the only people who matter are those who make it to TV, who can hold a "crusade" and "save" thousands. I reject that argument and I believe Jesus does too.

This world's purpose is to make you feel dissatisfied and insignificant. The whole underlying premise of marketing is psycology 101: satisfied needs do not motivate. So what is TV and corporate America trying to do to you 24/7? Create DISSATISFACTION. If you don't walk away from every ad you see DISSATISFIED, then that marketer has not done their job. With the absolute marketing saturation we must endure daily you should feel downright miserable most of the time.

Here's a newsflash though, Jesus cares for the one, the lowly, the insignificant of this world. Think about this for a moment:

If you are able to bring ONE other soul into the kingdom of heaven, would your life not be worth living? Think of the tremendous value of ONE SOUL. Forget thousands, forget hundreds, remember the value of ONE.

Luke 15:1-7
"Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance."

Think of the people who personally have leverage with, even if it's ONE. Your entire life is worth living if you can plant seed in even one other person's life. Do you have a family? How much seed for the kingdom can be planted there? You make nothing grow, Jesus and the Holy Ghost do that. You plant. Your life is worth so much, if you can bring one lost person to the Lord in prayer and intercession, how much is that worth? EVERYTHING. Pray, ask, seek, knock. Do not give up until the day you have no breath to pray. May the Lord bless you and keep you. Grace and Peace