It is normal for people to put a value on things that are important to them. The more an item is valuable to them, the more attention they give to it. For example, when you purchase a new car and it’s worth hundreds of thousands of pesos, you, most understandably, will take great care in making sure the you attend to maintenance schedules like tune-ups, oil changes and regular checkups.

If it’s a more expensive vehicle like sports cars, you take a lot more precautions because, obviously, they cost a lot more. You make sure that when you drive them, you are very careful when accelerating, braking and making turns. It’s like a baby to you.

Do you value God just like you value a car? Or a house? Or your smart phone?

Today, find out what is taking your time away from God. Is it social media? Or video games perhaps? Probably you were binge-watching on Netflix over the weekend? You know what I mean.

How do you put value in God? Do not be surprised but God has placed such a high value in you! Here’s a few examples:

  • You are so valuable that God made you in His image (Genesis 1:27).
  • You are so valuable to God that He made plans to prosper you and not to harm you (Jeremiah 29:11).
  • God valued you so much that while you were still a sinner, He allowed His Son, Jesus, to die for your sins (Romans 5:8).
  • You are so valuable to God that He was willing to pay the highest price to redeem you—with the blood of His Son, Jesus (1 Peter 1:18-19).
  • Your value to God is so great that He made you a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17).

So how do you, in turn, reciprocate the value that God gave you? To give you an idea, answer with a YES or NO to the following questions below:

  1. If you were asked to add up all the minutes that you prayed to God, how much would it be? Do you think it’s enough?
  2. Do you study the Bible everyday?
  3. Do you tell someone that God loves them and sent His only Son, Jesus, to redeem them from their sins?
  4. Do you forgive those who hurt you?
  5. Are you dedicated to sharing the good news to others?
  6. Do you make time for God? To devote time to Him, to worship Him?
  7. Do you listen to God?
  8. Do you obey Him?
  9. Do you have a time of fasting (or denying yourself) so that you can clearly hear His direction and guidance?
  10. Is service to your fellow believers important to you?

If you said NO to even one of the above then you may not be valuing God as you should. If God gave so much value to us then we should value Him back AND value those whom He loves. Obviously, you can think of other acts to show how you value God but I believe that the 10 items above are one of the basic things a Christian should be doing to show how they value God.

If you are telling yourself that you may not be meeting the “stringent” nature of the list above but do them in a lesser way, then think again. If you love somebody, would you treat them anything less? Sometimes our love is greater in the earliest period of a relationship, like when you first got married, or when you had your first boy/girlfriend. You set a standard early in the relationship and you try to meet that standard. Eventually, you grow tired of meeting that standard. What this means is that your value towards your relationship has grown less (and less and less).

However, God’s value towards us does not change. If He did then He would not be God. That is how He loves us. That us how we should strive to love God as well.

Today, find out what is taking your time away from God. Is it social media? Or video games perhaps? Probably you were binge-watching on Netflix over the weekend? You know what I mean.

So, what is the value to you of your God today?

Edwin is the Founder and Publisher of Jacob’s Fountain, a website dedicated to publishing content that aims to help a believer’s walk in Jesus and glorifies God in the process.

He also works as the Manager for Merchandise Development at CBN Asia, the producers of the long-running weeknight inspirational show, The 700 Club Asia. He has been working here since 1994. Edwin is also the husband to Emy and a father to his two sons, Ephraim and Edwin James.

Read his other articles HERE.

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