When I get to go to one of the GOOD department stores, I always try to buy a little something because I like to keep their fancy bags.
Honestly, I don’t usually shop at those stores because I’m too cheap! If you’ve ever tried to buy salt and pepper shakers in one of those places, they’re like a hundred bucks! (The same thing is just $4.99 at Walmart!)
But, I like to use my fancy bags to take my lunch to work. It fits my little salad container, I can put a sandwich in it, or my fruit and yogurt. And… it’s CUTE!
If I left my nice bag out, no one would ever try to steal it. Because, even though it’s a really cool container, nobody wants it because it’s empty. It has no value!
You see, we get all tripped up when we look at ourselves and start to think that we have no value, that we’re not worthy. Everybody’s got container issues!
The enemy is continually beating up on us. He’s telling us everything that we’re not. He’s magnifying our mistakes and he’s making them look bigger than they are!
2 Corinthians 4:7 says, “But we have this treasure in Jars of Clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”
It’s not about the container. It’s about the contents. It’s all about God and the TREASURE He’s deposited in us!
We ARE valuable! Our value comes from the precious God within us. It’s what’s INSIDE that counts!
I love to keep the store bags! What’s your favorite container? Do you have a special tote, mug, coin bank, or jewelry box? Tell me about your favorite place to stash your treasures!