Joy in January: A Value Shake-up!

A friend recently posted an arresting thought on facebook:

Your value doesn't decrease, based on someone's inability to see your worth.

2 Cor 5:17
2 Cor 5:17

Truth!

Where does our value lie? Our value is based on our Creator's opinion of us...which is love and grace and glory!

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 1 Corinthians 5:17 NLT

He has planted His own life in us through His glorious Son.  So whatever our Father God thinks about His beloved Son, He thinks of us also!

What an awe inspiring fact!  Our amazing Creator Father God knows us intimately, likes us lavishly, approves of us completely!

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow— not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below— indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:31-39 NLT

So in keeping with our Joy in January theme, why not role up the rug, put on your dancing shoes, and...

SHAKE

I just can't believeWhere my life was atAll that I know is that my heart was brokenAnd I don't ever wanna go back

Ain't no explanationHow I saw the lightHe found me and set me freeAnd it brought me back to life

Blame it on the transformationChanged down to the coreHis love is realAnd I can't sit stillCause my name's not shamed no more

Great God Almighty, gonna change thisGreat God Almighty, He gonna change me

You gotta shake, shake, shakeLike you're changed, changed, changedBrand new looks so good on youSo shake like you've been changed

Come on and shake, shake, shake like you changedShake, shake, shake like you changed

Maybe He came to youWhen everything seemed fineOr maybe your world was upside down and hit you right between the eyesNo matter when it happenedAt 7 or 95Move your feet 'cause you are freeAnd you've never been more alive

You gotta shake, shake, shakeLike you're changed, changed, changedBrand new looks so good on youSo shake like you've been changed

Come on and shake, shake, shakeLike you're changed, changed, changedBrand new looks so good on youSo shake like you've been changed

Come on and shake, shake, shake like you changedShake, shake, shake like you changedShake, shake

Great God Almighty, gonna change meGreat God Almighty, He gonna change meGreat God Almighty, gonna change meGreat God Almighty, He gonna change me

No matter when it happenedAt 7 or 95Move your feet, 'cause you are freeAnd you've never been more aliveYou gotta shake, shake, shakeLike you're changed, changed, changedBrand new looks so good on youSo shake like you've been changed

You gotta shake, shake, shakeLike you're changed, changed, changedBrand new looks so good on youSo shake like you've been changed

Come on and shake, shake, shakeLike you're changed, changed, changedBrand new looks so good on youSo shake like you've been changed

Come on and shake, shake, shake like you changedShake, shake, shake like you changedShake, shake

Great God Almighty, gonna change meGreat God Almighty, He gonna change me