I have spent most of the day working outside in my yard and garden.
Some of the plants I had purchased but some were simply bulbs that had multiplied and were “free” so I was transplanting them.
I took a lot of care planting the plants that cost because somehow in my mind I considered them more valuable. The bulbs pretty much just got shoved into a hole and covered up. But of course…they were less valuable.
As I was working I was thinking about a conversation I had with someone about going to church. Now first let me say that I don’t believe you HAVE to go to church to have a right relationship with God. But my question is, “How much value do you give yourself?”
You are planting yourself in different types of soil all the time. Work, home, sports, friends, relationships….the list is endless. Now…if I take the time to weed, enrich soul, carefully plant, and fertilize the plants that I consider valuable….wouldn’t you think I would do that for myself and my children?
Wouldn’t I want to plant my family in a good, fertile, soil of a church family….in a place that teaches biblical principles and holds me accountable for all other conditions that I may find myself planted in at other times?
Wouldn’t I want to plant myself and my family in soil that I know I will absorb nutrients and fuel that will help sustain me and guide me in choosing the right soil in a world that is so willing to allow us to wither and die because they don’t see our value?
God values me.
Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.
Proverbs 31:10 NKJV
So shouldn’t I value myself? Shouldn’t you?