No sane person wants to arrive at the twilight of life and discover their worth is minimal. We are all hardwired to seek value. Most of us seek durable value.
Oswald Chambers wrote in today’s devotion, “The lasting value of our public service for God is measured by the depth of the intimacy of our private times of fellowship and oneness with Him. Rushing in and out of worship is wrong every time— there is always plenty of time to worship God.”
Consequently, an introspective evaluation needs a genuine benchmark. The gold standard of our value in life is not our accomplishments or prestige in a community or our personal portfolio. The standard that lasts, the value that endures is an authentic heart for the Master and His ways.
Do we worship Him in all of our ways, not just some of our ways? Holiness is a moment by moment experience of delighting in Him. Even when the press of life’s activity is crushing our day, pause and know that He is God. He sees infinite, durable value in you. That’s His nature. He is worthy to be praised.
Worship Him now. Declare His worth.
Romans 5:1-2 AMP
“Therefore, Since we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.”