His Treasured Possession

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Condescending words roll off the tongues of people so easily. My heart jumps up and down in protest whenever I hear someone refer to themselves or others as “trash.” How could anyone refer to a person as trash? There could be nothing further from the truth. In God’s eyes, no one is trash.

There was a time in my past when I felt like trash. I had left the corporate world to focus on parenting. I no longer had titles to prove my worth. It seemed like storms were hitting us one right after the other and it left me feeling like a trailer ripped apart by a tornado.

From an earthly perspective, I was of no value to the world. It was during that time that God began showing me what a treasure I was to Him. As I spent time in prayer and truly seeking to know Christ better, I found Scriptures that encouraged me and helped me see the truth about myself.

While I was reading through the Bible, I stumbled across a verse that seemed to jump off the page. “…I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,” declares the Lord Almighty.” (Haggai 2:23) As I meditated on this Scripture verse, I pondered the words deeply in my soul. Could it be true?  Could I really be His signet ring?  Did He really choose me to be His treasured possession? His words melted into my heart and never again could words or opinions of a human being determine my worth. It was a revelation that changed me forever.

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As the years passed by and I fell more in love with Christ, I began understanding in a deeper way, how treasured I am. As I drew near to Christ, He drew near to me and whispered His loving words to my heart. I began writing the words I would hear in my spirit as I read the Scriptures that spoke of Christ’s love for me.

As a young woman, I began writing these soft whispers that flooded my soul, and I have journals filled with words of affirmation and love. In 2009, I shared one of these love notes inspired by Jesus with a group of women at church. Today, I want for you to imagine Christ whispering these words to you.

You are My treasured possession…My beautiful daughter. You are royalty, a princessan heir of My kingdom. I love you more than you can possibly imagine or know. There is nothing you could ever do to change My love for you. It is eternal. I love you because you are Mine. I made you in My image, for your beauty to be displayed to the world. The core of who you are is filled with gifts and talentssome of these you have discovered, others are waiting to be unveiled. Rest in My love in knowing you are beautiful to Me. You are treasured. You are the apple of My eye. I love you just the way you are. No one loves you like I do.

Love,
Your Heavenly Father

Do you see yourself as the beautiful treasure you are to God? Every human is treasured by Christ regardless of his or her occupation, race, income level, physical features or anything else. He has dreams for every person’s life. He wants to use us and to transform us.

I pray you will always know that you truly are the apple of God’s eye and one of His most treasured possessions.

“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be His people, his treasured possession.” Deuteronomy 7:6 (NIV)

“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” Psalm 17:8 (NIV)

Photography Credit: Michael von Borstel

4 Thoughts on “His Treasured Possession

  1. Gloria Seitz on August 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm said:

    Amy Lynn,
    I was wondering if I could get permission to print the prayer in this devotional on the back of our retreat program. It is so beautiful. If you give me permission, what is your last name so I can give you credit?
    Thanks for considering my request.
    Gloria

    • Amy Lynne on August 25, 2014 at 8:30 pm said:

      Gloria,

      Thanks for your kind words about my devotional. I would be honored for you to print it on the back of your retreat program. I sent you an e-mail message as well.

      Blessings to you!

      • Rollande on March 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm said:

        Amy Lynn,
        What a wonderful love letter! I was wandering if I could use it for my Awana Girls Daughter of the King devotional with your permission.
        Rollande

        • Amy Lynne on March 19, 2015 at 9:52 pm said:

          Rollande,

          Thank you for your kind words. Yes, you may certainly use the love letter for your Daughter of the King devotional. I am honored that you asked me. It’s not necessary to include my last name, but I would like to request that you include my name, ‘Amy Lynne’ and my blog address when you reprint the love letter. :)

          Blessings to you!

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