The Northfield

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  Northfield, NJ 08225

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03/25/2015

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Be All That You Can Be


"He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created" (Jas.1:18).

Have you ever seen people at an athletic contest waving around one of those silly Styrofoam mitts in the shape of a one (1)? They are obviously trying to let people know that their team is #1... God doesn't wave one of those around, but many times in scripture He lets us know that we are His #1 creation. As far as living things go, we are a kind of firstfruits of all He created... Our worth to God is inherent in just being who we are... "He chose us through birth through the word of truth... " We are His creatures. Having been created in His image, (Gen.1:27) we are each personal beings. Any way you slice it, personal beings are worth more than non-personal ones... We may have spent some time squandering the talents He blessed us with, but nonetheless, we have a value that is ours simply because we were created in His image. In part of The Sermon On The Mount, (Matt.6:25-34) Jesus lets us know that we're worth more than the other animals, so we must take a long hard look at ourselves in terms of what we are worth to the God who made us! When we fall short of God's expectations, we actually devalue not only ourselves but the one who made us in His own image. Now Here's the really cool part... If we see ourselves as children of the King, we will live the right kind of life. Since God wants us all to be all that He created us to be, He will help us to reach that goal. Its up to us to seek, ask and knock... Then, in the eyes of the Lord, we can be all that we can be....

Have a great day... Make your little part of the world better... Love mark Phil.4:11

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