Joy in January: A Value Shake-up!

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.

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!


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Joy in January: Greater!

Joy in January: Greater!

Brothers & sisters, are you amazed, as am I?

Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. (Colossians 1:27 NLT)

The Lord Jesus Christ in you! The Lord Jesus Christ in me! What glory right here...right now!

The Sovereign Creator of the Universe lives in each of His children! His life courses through our spiritual veins!  What glory for this life as well as the life to come!

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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.

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...

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SHAKE

I just can't believe Where my life was at All that I know is that my heart was broken And I don't ever wanna go back

Ain't no explanation How I saw the light He found me and set me free And it brought me back to life

Blame it on the transformation Changed down to the core His love is real And I can't sit still Cause my name's not shamed no more

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

You gotta shake, shake, shake Like you're changed, changed, changed Brand new looks so good on you So shake like you've been changed

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

Maybe He came to you When everything seemed fine Or maybe your world was upside down and hit you right between the eyes No matter when it happened At 7 or 95 Move your feet 'cause you are free And you've never been more alive

You gotta shake, shake, shake Like you're changed, changed, changed Brand new looks so good on you So shake like you've been changed

Come on and shake, shake, shake Like you're changed, changed, changed Brand new looks so good on you So shake like you've been changed

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

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

No matter when it happened At 7 or 95 Move your feet, 'cause you are free And you've never been more alive You gotta shake, shake, shake Like you're changed, changed, changed Brand new looks so good on you So shake like you've been changed

You gotta shake, shake, shake Like you're changed, changed, changed Brand new looks so good on you So shake like you've been changed

Come on and shake, shake, shake Like you're changed, changed, changed Brand new looks so good on you So shake like you've been changed

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

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