Finding Our Significance in Jesus
By Abiding Above
“If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” - 1 Corinthians 13:2
Heavenly Father, you created our innermost being and know the number of hairs on our head. Nothing else in this world compares to your love.
According to the Bible, man's biggest problem is his separation from God. This problem is solved when we repent of our sins and receive Christ as our Savior. This brings us into right relationship with God, but we soon discover that we have other problems. We have inner problems, such as anger, jealousy, resentment, worry, feelings of worthlessness, and other similar problems. The reason we have these problems is that we have deep needs which have not been met. So, what is MAN’S DEEPEST INNER NEED?
The deepest inner need of every person is to regard himself as a worthwhile human being. Man tries many things in his effort to meet his need for significance. Some people work hard to accumulate money because they feel that money gives them a sense of importance. But money cannot satisfy our deep inner needs.
My friend, God's way of meeting our need for significance is this:
He puts us IN CHRIST. He makes every believer a vital member of Christ's body. God gives believers spiritual gifts and opportunities to use those gifts. In this way every believer is significant because he becomes part of God's great eternal plan. He placed me in Christ and He put His Holy Spirit in me. That’s our significance. That is our eternal satisfaction that we can never lose.
Heavenly Lord, instead of chasing worldly praise, help us to find our significance in you. Amen.
Editor’s Note: The following is an abridged version of Significance by Abiding Above ministries. To read the full devotional, follow this link.