FOCUS DAY 13:
Worth Links Life to Love
HEAVENLY CONVERSATION 13: “Worth at Birth – Immeasurable Love."
KEY: F (God the Father Speaking);J (God the Son, Jesus Speaking); S (God the Holy Spirit Speaking) [Read the verse(s) and “Heavenly Conversation” as a family. Suggestion: Choose a different family member to read each part of God’s conversation.]
F “Christmas is about worth! Learning to love and be loved is a life-long task. Most people, even those who reject us and TRUTH, spend much of their lives searching for and confirming their worth. Jesus, you made the longest trip known to man at Christmas, from heaven to earth, to show just how much each of our creation is worth to us. What a gift! You showed just how much you loved everyone. Thank you!”
J “I did. Worth, which is at the heart of our love, is my central God-the-Son image; it is part of everyone’s developmental dimension(psyche - soul). I want them to know and personally experience unconditional love – to feel their irreplaceable worth to us. We love them!”
S “The apostle John understood how love and worth are linked. He wrote, ‘… we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.’ [1 John 4:16]”
S “So many ordinary people in our Christmas story felt their worth and chose to love and be loved, just like so many believers do today. They are linking love to their worth!”
F “Christmas is a great time to remember all those who accepted our love and its blessings. Listen to Mary’s song:
‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.
‘From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me — holy is his name.
‘His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
‘He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.
‘He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.’”
S “I love it! Mary was an everyday woman who loved us and we helped her see her eternal worth to us. She got it! That’s my prayer for each believer this Christmas.”
F J “Ours too!”
Luke 1:46, 47-55; 1 John 4:16; John 3:16; “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.” Luke 1:46
MY CHOICE DAY 13:
I recognize my WORTH to God – and His LOVE.
DAY 13 ACTIVITIES:
OPTIONAL: Celebrate Advent Sunday 3, JOY
You will need two purple candles and one pink. If you celebrated the first 2 days, use those candles again. If you did not, you can combine the HOPE and PEACE Family Devotion with this one. Consider assigning a different bullet point to family members, or have the same or different person share the entire Family Devotion. Everyone can read the Thought together. Be worshipful and creative!
OPTIONAL: Discover God’s WORTH Love-Image in Your Life
Browse WORTH on your 9lovelinks.com. Notice that it is one of the Jesus’ images in your life. Take some time today and throughout Advent to discover God’s WORTH in your life. Look at WORTH in the purple icon contents.
OPTIONAL: Complete the WORTH Study
♥ Link 5 - Learn the joy of “loving and being loved” as a choice.