In the movie “Children Of A Lesser God,” Sarah Norman is a deaf woman, who is angry at the world and afraid to commit to a man because she had been repeatedly used—just for sex—instead of ever being loved for who she was. Isn’t that what we all want—to be loved for who we are—including the inborn differences we can’t change?

But we humans have a very, very difficult time loving each other the way we want to be loved.

That’s mainly because we don’t really know who we are and how much we are loved. Just like Sarah, all we see are our flaws and we are so desperate to be loved that we just let ourselves be used and—we use others. We look for love and acceptance in all the wrong places. We look to find it in other people—people who are struggling just like us.

We run from God who is the only one who truly knows us and loves us for who we are.

Sit down and read Psalms 139. Study it and ask yourself if the words don’t deeply compel you to truly WANT to know the God who created you. The Psalmist wrote of  his relationship with God:

“You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” (Psalms‬ ‭139:2-3, 14‬)

Does YOUR soul know “very well” how wonderfully you are made? This is a struggle for all of us. We are children of the ONE true God, and yet, we subjugate ourselves to lesser gods. We become slaves to the gods of sex, money, power, beauty, family, nation, etc., and—we NEVER learn our value. We are used, worn out, and thrown away! God did not create us to live this way. He wants to give us ultimate value and security—in Him.

God is never insecure about who He IS; and when we know Him, He gives us the ability to become secure in who He made us.

God is the ONLY one who can do this for us.

That path to God is found when His children ask Him daily: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalms‬ ‭139:23-24‬) We can’t know God while we’re dabbling in the activities He died to free us from. The Bible says: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19-20‬)

If we want to live knowing our Heavenly Father, we must live like His children and forsake all the lesser gods. Salvation covers us with the righteousness of Christ, and in HIM we possess the power to live a holy life and to have a strong sense of God’s presence.

In God’s presence we discover our worth.

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