Daily Delight

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

You are worth it.” This is a truth the Lord has been pushing me to speak into the lives of women around me, but it was not till this past week when He opened my eyes to see that He has been speaking this into me all along.

He created me in His image (Genesis 1:27) because He believes I am worth it. He gave me His only Son, to be beaten, to be mocked, to take on my sin and to be nailed on a cross to die because He believes I am worth it. And yet after giving me this most precious gift, He continues to swoon me through the endless love and grace found in His resurrected son simply because He believes I am worth it.

Proverbs 31 gives a picture of not who we as women should strive to be, but of who we already are. We are of noble character and worth far more than rubies (Proverbs 31:10). This is what Boaz speaks over Ruth when he says, “All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character” (Ruth 3:11). Ruth had been spending her time working in the field, picking up the excess grain, keeping her head down when Boaz took notice of her and chose to take care of her because she was worth it.

Jesus never told me I was worth anything less than kept promises and unconditional love. Yet, I had spent years taking hold of the empty promises and loose commitments I was given knowing full well they did not suffice.
He continued to urge me to let go of this bronze so I could take hold of the gold He had waiting for me (Isaiah 60:17). The bronze was comfortable. It was easy to be content in settling. Yet the Lord continued to urge me to let go of the bronze and take on the example of Ruth by keeping my head down and working earnestly. The gold Ruth found was not in Boaz or his righteous pursuit, but it was found in her contentment in the Lord.


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About the Author

Emily Watson≫ ≫Emily is a student at Oklahoma State University eagerly seeking the Creator and Savior of her soul. She is an avid lover of mornings, the golden hour, fresh flowers, coffee with cream, books, and quality time. You will often find her with a camera around her neck and a willingness to engage with others. The Lord continues to show her more and more of His glory and grace through the man made lens, which then spurs on her writing. You can see more of Emily’s photography and devotional writings at ewatsphotography.com.


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