1 Peter 1:12,
So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.
It was late Saturday night. I had hit rock bottom of a trough in this wave I’ve been riding the past week. I was sad. I was crying. I was really struggling. I was texting someone and…quick pause here, when I get sad, sometimes I will say bad things about myself. It’s a really bad sin and I just deflate and I know Jesus doesn’t like it…so I was texting someone and I typed out in the middle of this long text, “I am a jerk.” And you know what, my phone wouldn’t type jerk out. It kept autocorrecting it. Guess what it autocorrected to? It typed out “hero.” Yeah, I’m starting to cry right now. I told that to my wife and she just went, “wow.” Yeah, not sure why a phone would autocorrect “jerk” to “hero,” but mine did. I know God was speaking to me, correcting me, holding me and telling me sweet things. That’s how he looks at me 🙂 And it changed everything. I had forgotten for a couple days. As Peter said, it’s good to always be reminded of the truth. It is. Because we are frail and human and stubborn and we just forget.
My God, my Beloved, my Everything, my Jesus thinks I’m a hero. That changed everything right there. How he viewed me became how I viewed myself.
And that’s how he views you too. I was in a dark and sad place last week and Jesus came and told me something really sweet about myself and how he views me. No matter where you are, your Father thinks really sweet things about you too. He thinks you’re a hero and a heroine too. He does. He wants you to value yourself at all times, because of how you are loved by him.
I really hope you know how much you are loved today 🙂 I really do. I think I learned it a little more myself the past several days, when God took my sad face in his hands and said, “You are not a jerk. You are a hero.” His words change everything. Jesus changes everything.
You’re awesome because of him.
Bless you so, so much!