Unworthy of Love -by Lois Macdonald

Feeling unworthy of love or respect is that sinking belief that even the very best of you, just isn’t quite good enough. Convinced that no matter how hard you try, you will never measure up to those around you. Eventually, left questioning whether our Holy Perfect God could love such a failure. This is one of the cruelest lies that Satan will ever tell. If he is whispering it in your ear now, rejoice in the good news of this verse. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14. There you have it, God was not having an off day when he created you. The truth is, you are wonderfully made!

The destructive seed of unworthiness is often planted in childhood by perhaps a demanding parent, or an insensitive teacher, etc. If left unresolved, by adulthood this stigma often leaves its victims feeling powerless over rejection of any kind. Whether repeated criticism from a toxic boss or a partner who is a “full-blown” perfectionist. Either way, this type of spiritual warfare feeds off negativity, building an emotional barrier around its victims, keeping them isolated and stagnant, always living in fear. If you are standing at this crossroad and want to be all that God created you to be, it is time for a change. Time to let go of the past, forgive your offenders, use your experiences and lessons to help your wounded brothers and sisters. Your life is full of potential. Listen to God’s voice. “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.” John 15:16. Now go out and shine!

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10.

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A New Day and a New Year -by Lois Macdonald

It was the morning of a brand-new day and a brand-new year. In celebration the snow fell from heaven like confetti, gently covering those unsightly blemishes of yesterday’s sins. Sunbeams skated across the dazzling white surface spread underneath a canopy of delicate frosted-kissed branches. Recalling the beautiful Scripture verse, “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” Isaiah 1:18.         

A message of hope. A promise of God’s saving Grace and Salvation. Standing, on what felt like hallowed ground, swaddled in a warm blanket of fresh snow, the young woman, surrendered her heart to the Creator of all seasons. “Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” Psalm 51:7. Though she had made numerous New Year’s resolutions in the past and broken them without much thought, this declaration came straight from the very depths of her soul. She believed in God’s promises and wanted to begin living a life full of purpose. “…If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:17-18. It was the morning of a brand-new day and a brand-new year. She was born again!