Day 6: God-Esteem
Lord, help these children to know that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works!
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
We constantly hear that children need a good self-esteem. But I want my children to have a good God-esteem. I want them to see themselves as God sees them, a wonderful work of art—a masterpiece. Self-esteem will fail them, God-esteem will not.
Maybe today you need to know that, too–that you are fearfully and WONDERFULLY made. Fearfully does not mean in fear in this passage. It means with respect. God made you with great care and respect and He made you to be wonderful. And you are. And so are your children.
But we don’t always feel that way do we?
Just because we don’t feel something doesn’t mean it’s not true.
If the wind is blowing we don’t feel it if we are not outside. But just because we are not outside, does not mean that it is not true that the wind is blowing.
Let’s get outside of ourselves and our negative thinking about ourselves. Let’s believe God’s Word and let it transform how we see ourselves. Feeling will follow after. And our example of a good God-esteem will be an agent of change in how our children view themselves.