You Are Valued

1 PETER 5:7 says that we are to cast all our care upon Him, but how is this done. Cares are thoughts which have no tangibility, although, they do impact the physical.  

1 Peter 5:7 (KJV)
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

CARE: (merizo) (through the idea of distraction); to draw in different directions, distract.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

How do we cast or throw our care on Him?

Know that God loves you.  

John 16:27 (KJV)
27  For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

John 3:16 (KJV)
16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

1 John 4:8 (KJV)
8  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

1 John 4:16 (KJV)
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Romans 2:11 (KJV)
For there is no respect of persons with God.  

Know that God is not only able, but willing to give you what you want or desire because He loves you.

Psalm 37:4-5 (KJV)
4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Mark 11:24 (KJV)
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Psalm 21:2 (KJV)
2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

Psalm 145:16 (KJV)
16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Psalm 145:19 (KJV)
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

Proverbs 10:24 (KJV)
24  The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Do you trust who God made you to be?

Matthew 22:37-40 (KJV)
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38  This is the first and great commandment.
39  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Proverbs 11:23 (KJV)
23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Matthew 12:33-35 (KJV)
33  Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
34  O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35  A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

We must learn to trust the good God has made us to be. We have been declared righteous.

Good means valuable or virtuous.

Matthew 10:30-31 (KJV)
30  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31  Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

 We must acknowledge the Fathers love toward us, then love what He made us to be, and then begin to think the way God wants us to think about ourselves.

If you do not love yourself, you will have difficulty allowing God to love you.

God has expressed how much He loves us by sending His only begotten Son, giving His blood, going to Hell on our behalf, resurrecting Him and seated Him at His right hand and placed us in Him; this is the action of a loving Father.

Let’s read Marks account of loving yourself:

Mark 12:28-31 (KJV)
28  And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31  And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

What has religion taught us? “We are nothing”, “our righteousness are as filthy rags”, “we are unworthy”, “we are all sinners saved by grace”.

We are called the “Offspring” of God.

Acts 17:28-29 (KJV)
28  For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
29  Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

Offspring: (ginomai); “kin” (abstract or concrete, literal or figurative, indivual or collective) :- born, country (-man), diversity, generation, kind (-red), nation, offspring, stock.

We are worth the life of the Son of God. There is no greater love or value God can place on us. Jesus’ blood is worth all the lives of those who are in need of Him. God called it “the whole world” (John 3:16)

Loving yourself is not to be confused with pride, conceit or arrogance. We do not worship ourselves, we love ourselves, because of how God made us.

Confess this: “I love who I am and what God made me to be. I am a gift to the body of Christ, and an honorable vessel; willing and ready to be used by God.”

Matthew 6:30-34 (KJV)
30  Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31  Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34  Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Taking a thought is taking a care. In other words, taking a care is to exclude God from caring for you.

Confess this: “I know that You care for me, therefore, I cast all my care on You, knowing that You love me and care for me”.

We cast our care on Him by confessing and saying that He cares for me.

We take one day at a time, not caring for tomorrow because we are doing everything right for today.

We sow goodness and mercy so that goodness and mercy follow us into our tomorrows.

We seek first His kingdom and His righteousness or doing things right today, so that we can further build on the Kingdom of God tomorrow.

We confess the word today so that the harvest of the word manifest tomorrow.

Many people seek tomorrow, and not the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.

Doing and living by faith today, invest into your tomorrow.

You rest your body and your mind knowing that you have done all you can to stand today.

John 14:21 (KJV)
21  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

John 14:22-24 (KJV)
22  Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
23  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
24  He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

If you love God, whatever the Father did for Jesus, He will do for you. You do not need to wonder if God will take care of you. He cares for His own.

John 17:23 (KJV)
23  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Romans 8:31-32 (KJV)
31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Hebrews 13:5 (KJV)
5  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Psalm 23:1-6 (KJV)
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. 

Knowing that our Father cares for us allows for our faith to be released and impact the world with the Good News of His love for those in the world.