Untouchable. Unconquerable. Incomparable is the essence of your divinity carved out for royalty. Don’t give yourself away cheaply. You’re far too valuable than that.
Unthinkable. Immeasurable. Insurmountable is the adoration the King of kings has for you because you let Him be yours.
Jesus is a royal lover worth giving your heart to. Your life to. No one else can bear the price tag of a soul enshrined with diamonds.
Gold is who you are in the eyes of Him who formed you. ✨
Love reserved and affection conserved to release in the caverns of an endless transfer of bliss. Trickling to you. Kissed by Him. Kindling every nerve invigorated by the touch. Unlimited.
Jesus quenches every desire.
Favor flows from Him.
Provision comes from Him.
The highest priority of His heart remains loving you. Of all His creation, He delights to take care of you.
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33
When you seek Jesus first, He provides your every need. Don’t give yourself to lesser provisions. Don’t give in to immediate safety if it corrupts the purity of who God says you are.
In Matthew chapter 10, Jesus is about to commission His disciples out to heal, minister and preach to the cities during their ministry. He knows the resistance they will face and He reminds them to elevate their minds above the world, seeing themselves how God sees them.
It’s crucial to know our godly identity before we can thrive in our earthy calling.
Jesus knows what the disciples need right now… and it’s not a pep talk on how to heal or what to say. It’s a proclamation of His affirmation over their worth… who they are.
When we know our worth, we don’t doubt our power.
For we know that our power comes from the God who empowers us to begin with. Who asserts our worth in the Heavens, high above any earthly appraisal. We are given worth from God… and this means something significant. SO significant!
Jesus says, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
Living breathing organisms God Himself fashioned to paint the sky…
You’ll always be more beautiful than them. More soothing. More awe-inspiring. More remarkable.
Nothing compares to the glory you emanate by His Holy Spirit in you as a regal, royal gem of human anatomy. He loves you… and your worth in your heavenly DNA exponentially exceeds the highest monetary assay.
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9
Embrace the value God bestows upon you.
It’s when impatience and instability creep into our hearts, that the temptation surfaces to give into less-than-valuable fillers and satisfiers that never work. It erodes away at your royal value and cheapens it. Like putting the wrong oil in a car that requires synthetic. Like drinking cheap wine at an occasion that calls for the best. There is no marrying of mediocrity and excellency at God’s table. Only the best is presented. And you don’t have to do a thing. He will provide it.
Royal provision awaits those who are willing to wait.
“Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.” Isaiah 30:18
If it’s not royal… don’t partake.
If it’s not lavish and godly and evoking a deep awe of God’s presence to have done it, don’t indulge in it.
Most of the best gifts from the Lord came when I had not expected it and had even given up what I had hoped for… then God gave a gem. A beautiful thing. And when God gives to you, it reminds you of Him. And evokes His nature all over it. It enhances you and your heart is not tethered to it. You can enjoy it fully. The right way. That’s how you know it’s God.
If you give into a lesser provision you miss the chance to receive from God what HE would have given had you waited. Don’t hasten the angst by giving in. Believe who God says He is and what He is capable of.
If you know what He is capable of, you can apply that to your own life and declare it over yourself… He can do it… He will do it… for the one who believes He can and asks.
“And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me for anything in My name, I will do it. If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” John 14:13-15
Jesus says if we ask Him anything in His name… that means it’s submitted to His Lordship and to His identity of being God… and we entrust Him with the result… then He will answer us accordingly. And we love Him and keep His commandments. Because we want to. Because He is deserving of that giving.
Love asks. Love obeys. Love receives.
everything You have to give
is Heaven sent
for the royal glimmers
of Jesus in every gift
“You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7
Love bestows value upon its beloved.
It’s a trademark of love.
Jesus is always speaking value and honor over us as His treasured people.
It’s your choice to wear this value and receive it from the God who freely gives it.
It’s an offer contigent upon your acceptance.
His love is worth welcoming.
As Jesus continues to teach, He goes on to explain to the disciples that while they proclaim the gospel, some will choose Him and some will not, and God’s response to this reaction.
“So everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before My Father who is in heaven, 33 but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father who is in heaven.”
If we welcome Jesus, we welcome God. He is God. If we deny Jesus, we deny God and have no relationship with Him.
Reserve yourself for God and He reserves Himself for you.
“He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.” Titus 3:5
“And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Acts 2:21
He chose you first… He loved you first… He will always want you. It’s the purpose for which He designed you… to be in relationship with you! A Heavenly love of endless elation… Given at the crossroads of Jesus’ body shed on the cross for you to never have to endure that… we possess free access to the God who crafted us and wants to know us. Because HE’s that good of a God and He longs to be close to you. It’s love… and it’s constant love.
He says you are His own child. Royal and majestic, made in His own image.
When you know your worth, you reserve yourself for royalty. God is royalty… and everything He gives is of royal caliber.
Own your worth. Your beauty. Your beloved identity.
Reserve yourself for the King of kings and be given Heaven’s keys.
a doorway in the flooding light
I glimpse the coming sight
of an entryway
where your face
with love for me
I need to feel You
my life is given to You
carry me away
into Your Heavens
of splendor and glory
“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”