Wednesday, April 20, 2022

You Are Worthy

by Gregory A. Johnson

You Are Worthy, by Gregory A. Johnson

Who told you that God does not love you? Who told you that God is not for you because you are not successful, good-looking, rich, or healthy? Who told you that you are not a child of God because you are going through difficult times? Who told you that you are not worthy of being used by God to make a difference for Jesus? Who told you that you are an unworthy, good for nothing, useless, amount-to-nothing failure?

It is the devil that tells us such lies. He has always been this way and has said the same things through the generations. His tactics have not changed, but his platform has been enlarged in our day. More ears are listening to the lies than ever before, spreading the devil's untruths on social media, the Internet, and yes, sadly, even from some pulpits and Christian media.

Don't believe the lies of the devil, regardless of who's lips they come from or where you read and see them. Please don't believe them! They are lies.

Beloved, the truth is that you are worthy. It is not us that makes us worthy — It is all Jesus! We have been made worthy by Jesus — Christ's sacrifice on the cross. Jesus gives you every right to serve Him and be a child of God. He loves you so deeply. Through Jesus, you are birthed into God's Kingdom, and you are a child of God!

"Walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:10-14 ESV, emphasis added)."

So, first of all, don't listen to the devil's lies any longer. Unfollow, dislike, shut down, turn off, don't go there. Secondly, start giving praise to Jesus. You can say, "by faith in the cross of Christ and the power in the blood of Jesus, I receive His righteousness. Jesus makes me worthy! Jesus qualifies and calls me to follow Him! I am a child of God through the work of Jesus Christ! My citizenship is in heaven, and I pledge my allegiance to Jesus. I will serve Jesus!" 

Know that you are loved,