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We were created in heaven
By matt
10/25/2006 8:34:54 AM
Moses 3:5 — And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew. For I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth. For I, the Lord God, had not caused it to rain upon the face of the earth. And I, the Lord God, had created all the children of men; and not yet a man to till the ground; for in heaven created I them; and there was not yet flesh upon the earth, neither in the water, neither in the air;
As I read this scripture, I focused on two specific phrases:
"And I, the Lord God, had created all the children of men;" and then the phrase "for in heaven created I them;"

I know that there is a pervasive feeling of worthlessness that can sink deep into the hearts of individuals who are in sin. I feel incredible power from this scripture as I contemplate that I was created by God, and so was every other human being. The thought that I was created in a specific location is also powerful to me; the location was heaven, and it was a long time ago before any of us were born on this earth.

This scripture shatters any and all thoughts about any human being as worthless. It teaches me that no human being is worthless; all human beings are of infinite worth. All of us have divinity within us. We were made by God, and we were made in heaven. Heaven was our original home, and that is where we are all striving to return.

Matt

Comments:

Ditto    
"Great post.

I also feel overwhelmed sometimes, thinking I am worthless. That worthless feeling comes from feeling unworthy and sinful. The Spirit helps me remember that I am not worthless, I am of infinite worth in God's eyes. When I am too proud or ignore the Spirit, I fall prey to these feelings and it drags me down into an endless spiral.
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posted at 09:28:16 on October 25, 2006 by doanair
Perfect timing    
"Thanks Matt. I really needed these thoughts. I was really struggling with feelings of worthlessness and self-hate last night and the first part of this morning. Thanks to lots of prayer, inspired emails from my wife and mom, and your blog, I am starting to see once again my worth to God, my value to the Savior. Thanks again, and welcome to the group."
posted at 09:58:25 on October 25, 2006 by derek


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