1 Peter 2:9


1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God…


Lord God, heavenly Father, thank you for these truths!  I can’t hear them enough, because at times I become more interested in what other people think of me than these truths.  I subtly begin to base my identity on how others view me – how they treat me, what they say or don’t say to me – that I begin to forget how special I really am.  No, I’m not special because of what I have accomplished or how others view me.  I’m special because of what you have done for me and whom you have made me.  You chose me to be your own!  You made me a servant in your Kingdom!  You have made me holy in your sight through Jesus Christ!  I belong to you!  What more do I need?  May these truths lift my spirits today and overcome my misleading feelings as I remember that I am special.  In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.