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Do I Matter to God?
by Janis Cox
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows (Luke 12:7, NIV).
Do I intentionally involve God in all aspects of my life?
I believe the answer is yes. I believe God is interested in every aspect of my life. If He cares about the hairs on my head then He cares about how I am feeling; He is interested in how I think; He wants to be a part of every detail of my day.
David had confidence that he mattered to God (Philip Yancey).
In my children’s story, Tadeo Turtle, Tadeo didn’t know he was special in God’s eyes. He saw others who could do things he could not. He wanted to be like them. At the end of the story Tadeo realizes that he did matter to God – the Creator. And he decides his life is secure in that fact.
Are you sure you matter to God?
Look back in your life and see God in action. What little miracles do you see?
- The God-incidences (some people call these coincidences).
- The God-encounters
- The times you said, “How did that happen?”
The Christmas holidays are over for another year. But we can be assured that God loves us so much. Christmas is a time to reflect on that love. And yes we do matter to God.
Father we thank You so much for loving us, for caring about every little facet of our lives. Thank You for Jesus. Thank You for the Holy Spirit. Continue to show us the way as we watch for Your encounters with us. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.
- How to Pray the Psalms (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
- What is Confident Prayer? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
- Tadeo Turtle: A Delightful Tale! (familyandfaithmatters.wordpress.com)
Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. A writer since 2003, Janis co-ordinates a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters.
Janis is the author of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. She is the author and watercolour illustrator. For more information visit Janis on her website He Cares for You. She is a member of The Word Guild andInscribe Writers Fellowship.