Do you have a mark?
What are you marked with?
Why do we always look at the natural?
Why do we ‘mark’ our life by our wounds?
Why do we measure ourselves by our failures?
I guess I’m getting older, reflecting back, on the measuring tape that I have used on myself. The measuring tape of my own making. I took the “world’s” point of view for so long. You know – you are what you do, you’re only good if you are skinny, blah, blah, blah. What a lie! And then wonder why I am not further along in my journey.
God’s economy is different. There is no stick to measure with! Jesus took care of it. Any ‘whosoever’ is welcome. God calls us chosen, loved, special. There’s a new thought! And He marks us with His Holy Spirit, and his grace, and his blessing…
GOD’S PROMISE TO YOU:
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14 NIV)
You serve me a six-course dinner
right in front of my enemies.
You revive my drooping head;
my cup brims with blessing. (Psalm 23:5 MSG)