Never Worthy, Forever Loved

February 18, 2014
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Never Worthy, Forever Loved

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I can completely relate to the Centurion man who went to Jesus asking Him to heal his servant who was at home, paralyzed & “dreadfully tormented”.  When Jesus responded with, “I will come and heal him.”, the Centurion quickly responded saying, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.”

When it comes to my dream of writing, I find myself feeling unworthy.  My heart declares, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof” Friend, I don’t know about you, but my roof covers my fears, worries, doubts, imperfections, lack of faith & lack of belief.  I question, how could God use such imperfection? What do I have to offer anyone?

Then I read the next line in Scripture where the Centurion says, “But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.” He believed! He knew that although he was not worthy, Jesus was capable of simply speaking a word & healing his servant.  He chose to believe!

When the Centurion vocalized his belief in Jesus, the response he received from Jesus was beautiful: “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel…Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” (by the way, his servant was healed!)

Although I don’t feel worthy, I know this is what God is calling me to do, so I walk in obedience & I choose to believe that what He has started in me He will be faithful to complete. (Philippians 1:6)

Although I don’t feel worthy, it’s not about me, it’s about Him. It is in my weakness that He is strongest anyway, so I will never be worthy enough.

Although I am not worthy enough, I am LOVED enough! In my imperfection, He still loves me! {Imagine that!}

If God has the ability to speak the world into motion & to heal with just a touch, He can certainly use flawed & messy me!

No, I may not be worthy, but Jesus is & to Him be all the glory.

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  1. Alecia on February 18, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    He believed!!! That’s the kind of faith I want. When God says something I don’t doubt, but just believe. I always enjoy reading your words, you have a true gift of encouragement !

    • Satin P on February 18, 2014 at 8:17 AM

      Thank you friend for stopping by & encouraging ME. Love to you this beautiful Tuesday! ♥

  2. Naphtalie Joiner on February 18, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Beautiful Satin – you definitely have a gift for writing, sharing and being humble. Thanks for the encouragement to keep believing and move forward in God’s leading 🙂 Love what you did with the photo too – how fun 🙂

    • Satin P on February 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      Thank you, Naphy for stopping by!! I appreciate your words of affirmation & love. Truly appreciate you entrusting your photography to me; I am so blessed! Love to you! ♥

  3. Ellen on February 18, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Beautifully said! In our weakness, He is strong! Amen!

    • Satin P on February 18, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      Thank you, Ellen for stopping by today! Blessings to you! ♥

  4. Valerie Sisco on February 18, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Satin,
    So true — what we imagine are our weakest areas are where he shows us his strength! And how he chooses to use what he graciously gives us is so humbling and yet so amazing. Thank you for this post!
    Valerie

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Satin is a writer, wife and stepmom encouraging others through the hard days, bringing the Scriptures alive through life-application and drawing them closer to Jesus.

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