Updated: Nov 10
Greetings to you all and welcome to another Devotional. We are still on a Spiritual break as we announced on our Instagram page and are using this time to seek the Lord. We will be back soon , refreshed and ready for the new chapter of Women of Prayer. Let us take a moment to say thank You Lord for this beautiful day and the wonderful gift of life. We give God all the glory for His blessings ,love, promises ,faithfulness, grace ,mercy and protection. You will need a journal your bible / notebook /diary / pens and markers. This is our month of Restoration & our Devotional Today’s is : Know Your Self-Worth.
“People always think that the most painful thing in life is losing the one you value. The truth is, the most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of valuing someone too much and forgetting that you are special too.” Anonymous
As much as the 21st Century has influenced the power of women across the globe, there is an increase of women who do not recognize their worth. Even a modern professional woman may be abused, cheated on and emotionally traumatized by their partners. It is important as Women of Prayer to safe guard our hearts from emotional stress and heartbreaks. It is time to realize your self- worth , build your self esteem and value yourself. In the book of Genesis 29:17-30 we read about the love story of Jacob and Rachel, the man worked for 7 years for the woman he loved. If we look at this period of time and compare it with the time we are in now, this kind of love may seem impossible but in truth it exist. The question is are there women in this world who are able to be valued and loved like Rachel? Proverbs 31:10-30 demonstrates in detail a virtuous lady, the attributes of this woman are only possible with the presence of the Holy Spirit. This is the mystery which is only known and available to the children of God who boldly confess that Christ is in them, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). I urge you to resist from the present "normal" life of "staying with my boyfriend", that way you sell yourself cheap because many a time the guy will end up de-valuing you and cheating on you yet you have spent a long time together without any marriage talks on the table. Remember, 1 Corinthians 6: 13...Now the body is NOT for fornication but for the Lord and the Lord for the body...on verse 18 the bible says Flee fornication. What is to flee? This is a verb means it involves action right, its simply telling you to run away from a place or situation of danger. Please take time to think of all the bad things which come from fornication namely diseases, unwanted pregnancies, disjointed families, stress to mention a few. The bible says in Romans 12 : 1...that we should present our bodies as living sacrifice , holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Lets not allow sin to limit the power of God working in us but we should resist the devil and he will flee from us. In that way the power of God will work in us mightily according to Ephesians 3:20 Now unto Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ever ask or think according to the power that work in us. Yes , often people read that scripture without finishing the last part hence it is necessary to allow the power of God to work in you mightily.
Now is the time to sit down with the Lord , Isaiah 1:18 He said come lets reason together , though your sins maybe as scarlet , they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson , they shall be as wool. The Lord loves us and daily He loads us with divine blessings and His mercies are new every morning. Nothing will ever separate us from the love of the Lord. He says call unto me and I will answer thee and show you great an mighty things which you do not know Jeremiah 33:3.
“Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you.” Anonymous
Remember who you are in Christ, A Woman of Valour. Know your worth Woman of Honour. Know your worth Woman of faith. Know your worth Woman of Power. Know your worth Woman of Grace and Beauty. Know your worth Woman of Prayer.
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Oh Precious Father , I humble myself before Your throne of grace. Forgive me for all the sins I committed both knowingly and unknowingly especially the sin of fornication with...(please mention the name(s) here). I repent of my sins, I ask the Holy Spirit to help me to live in Holiness and to assist me in my weaknesses. Thank You for loving me my Father, You've carved me in the palm of Your hand. Help me to be conscious always of the fact that I'm the apple of Your eye and that You love me so much. I love You my Lord and Precious Father, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Do I know my self-worth?
Have I settled into accepting things that are not good / meant for me?
What is the Holy Spirit saying to me?
Do I now know my self-worth as a child of God?