Yup, You were made to "Burn Bright!"

Psst… Let me let you in on a little secret of mine, a little something that keeps me inspired and motivated weekly. Every Sunday at 12:00 pm like clockwork for the past 5 years or longer, my phone sets off a reminder to me, and you know what that reminder says,.. “You are fearfully and wonderfully made!” (Psalms 139:14). That’s right I remind myself on a regular bases that God loves me and gives me daily mercy and grace, and that I am also fearfully and wonderfully made!

Did you know when God formed you in your mother’s womb, He didn’t just throw some bones, tissues and muscles together; He molded and fashioned you after His own heart, yes, you! Ephesians 2:10 tells us, “For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Now let’s not just let that scripture slip past you, you are God’s handiwork, God created you for a purpose and He has plans for you!

Today you may feel as if you are lost, as if your hopes and dreams will not come to pass, or as if you’ve been working tirelessly on your hopes and dreams and nothing is happening; well I’m here to remind you that in the eyes of God, you are a Jewel, and Jewels were made to shine, to shimmer, to glitter and to burn bright!!!

Malachi 3:17, says, “And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. This particular portion of scripture is referring to a book of remembrance being made up of those who spoke highly of God and who had a reverential fear of Him, He called them His jewels! Yes, that’s right if the fore mentioned characteristics are of you, then God has called you “His Jewel”.

You are special to God and you should always remember that, yes, even in the midst of your slips, mishaps and falls from His perfect will for your life. Remember, Christ died for you when you were a sinner, so if He could die for you while you were a sinner, how much more do you think He loves you now that you are righteous because of your belief in Him and because you strive (even in the midst of the falls) to do right by Him.

Don’t get it twisted and don’t let others twist it for you! People who believe you have to be perfect for God are self-righteous and not Christ-righteous, they are self-conscious and not Christ-Conscious; if we could save ourselves and keep ourselves saved by what we do or did, why did God bring Christ in the first place? If we could save ourselves and keep ourselves saved all God had to do was let us try to do it ourselves;... OH THAT’S RIGHT HE DID THAT AND WE FAILED!!!!

There’s a song that’s sung by Natalie Grant called “Burn Bright” and listed below is a section of that song, read these words, marinate on them and learn that while the world may have their opinion of what you should and shouldn’t do and how God may and may not judge you, remember you are a child of the living God, you are light, YOU ARE HIS HANDIWORK, HIS JEWEL and you were made to BURN BRIGHT!

“Burn Bright”
You were made to shine
You were made for life
Even if you've lost your way
Turn and you will hear love say
You were made for more
So much more
Child of everlasting light
Made to blaze away the night
So baby, burn bright
Burn bright
Natalie Grant – “Burn Bright”

Remember when you’ve lost your way and don’t know where to turn in life, God’s Word will always lead you back to where you belong, seeing yourself as a Child of God, Chosen by Him, Created in His Image, and always on the receiving end of His Love, Grace and Mercy!!!

Love, Kisses and Teacups,
Always In His Grace,
Toinette Neube