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There is a war in the heart of every man and woman–a war that has raged since the day Adam and Eve was banned from the Garden of Eden. We were made in God’s image. (Genesis 1:26) We were created for the express purpose of enjoying and being enjoyed by Him and yet we doubt our worth. The One created to be in relationship with Him; calls us very good, glorious, and excellent and yet we find ourselves unable to claim our identity as His Beloved. (Ephesians 5:1) Instead, we live as The Betrayed, looking to our relationships, or lack thereof, for proof of our lovability.
As The Betrayed, our identity will eventually focus on whether or not we are well loved by a man or woman, Married or single, we find ourselves looking to another human being to satisfy our needs. This battle for our heart as His Beloved hinges on a tiny piece of skin on our left hand–our ring finger. We give that small piece of flesh much power, often allowing it to rewrite our identity. In doing so, we are relegated to the life of The Betrayed.
As daughters and sons of the Most High God, the freedom He bought for us is sealed by His Spirit. Everything He has is ours and everything that belongs to Jesus now belongs to us. Everything He promised to His people throughout Scripture is now a promise to us. God is wearing us like a seal; (Song of Soloman 8:6) He never forgets us, and we are always before Him, just as a ring on His finger. (Haggai 2:23) We are the jewels through which He intends to show off His love, glorious light, and power to the world.
As proof of His intentions towards us, God not only calls us His Beloved and wears us on His hand; He also enters into covenant relationship with us. Adam and Eve broke the original covenantal relationship with God in the Garden of Eden. It was severed by sin when they chose to disobey Him, creating a separation between them. However, He never stopped pursuing His people, He never abandoned them. All through the Old Testament we see Almighty God continuing to enter into covenant with His people. He forgave them time and time again for turning away and sinning against Him. You are His Beloved! Now walk in that truth!
Is it a challenge to think of yourself as glorious? If so, what challenges you from believing you are glorious?
Are you willing today to start believing you are the Beloved of the Most High God? If so, in faith, journal your commitment and walk in this truth.
Speak this scripture over yourself and allow the Holy Spirit to tell you what is true.
Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, for the life of your soul is at stake. I am ready to make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the mercies and unfailing love that I promised to David. He displayed my power by being my witness and a leader among the nations. You also will command the nations, and they will come running to obey, because I, the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, have made you glorious.
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