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Held a surprise 50th birthday party for a friend this week and it was everything you’d want such an event to be.  First of all she was truly surprised – and touched by the effort.  She was humbled by the number of people who came.  She was overwhelmed by the expressions she received. 

Doesn’t it amaze you sometimes that people are surprised at how much others care, or are willing to set aside time for them?  We just don’t quite believe we are worthy of the attention. 

Last night my friend read the words of every card and marveled over them even though it took quite a bit of time.  She thanked each person personally with a hug and a grateful word or two.  When the party was over she left still walking on air, feeling cherished and valued.

Do you realize God holds a celebration for you every day?  It’s important to Him that you feel treasured and cherished and valued.  You should never be surprised by that.  And if you are, read the cards.  He makes it very clear how He feels about you.  Here are just a few you might want to pull out and read again.

Ephesians 1:4-5 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will-

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Galatians 4:6-7 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.

 And if you wonder if He would ever show up at your party, check this one out.

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Should you even wonder if He’ll bring a gift, have no fear.

 Romand 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Ephesians 2:8  For by grace you are saved through faith, and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God

If you think he might be sick and tired of your flaws, He has a card verse to take care of that, too.

Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

It doesn’t have to be your birthday for you to celebrate your treasured status with your God.  You don’t have to wait until age 50 or any other age.  He wants you to do it every day. 

Take a lesson from my friend.  Read the words of His card’s  and marvel over them, taking all the time you need.  Thank Him personally after each one, with a raised hand and a grateful word or two. 

Believe me, when that party is over you will leave walking on air, feeling cherished and knowing you are a valuable commodity in the kingdom of God.

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