Saturday, March 1, 2014

40 Day Retreat with Jesus: Day 29

Today I was definitely feeling pretty weary. So much so that I didn't even pull out my Bible until well in to the evening. It was one of those days where I couldn't make myself happy and sort of wondered what the point of *today* was...where was my value and why did I feel like today wasn't of any value, either. Then I read today's verse for the 40 day retreat...

Today's focus:
1 John 3:1-3
Consider the kind of extravagant love the Father has lavished on us—He calls us children of God! It’s true; we are His beloved children. And in the same way the world didn’t recognize Him, the world does not recognize us either.My loved ones, we have been adopted into God’s family; and we are officially His children now. The full picture of our destiny is not yet clear, but we know this much: when Jesus appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him just as He is. All those who focus their hopes on Him and His coming seek to purify themselves just as He is pure.
Well that's certainly interesting...on a day when I'm feeling like I have no value, like I'm invisible and don't matter, I'm reminded that I need to "consider the kind of extravagant love the Father has lavished on us". I'm sure I'm not the only one that seems to find verses tailored to their specific needs for the day, but this hit the nail on the head. So, even though I felt invisible today, I'm reminded that I'm never invisible, that I'm God's child.