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Why does He care?


I have to be honest... there are many times when I sit and think, "There is no way God cares about lil' ol' me."  I  sometimes can't grasp why He needed us in the first place.  He is God... does He really need anything?  But, then I think about my life and it is all put in perspective.  

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."
Genisis 1:27

It is said right in the Bible that we are created in His image.  When I think about my desire to have children, and how they fill my life with so much goodness, despite their sinfulness, I realize why God wanted us so badly.  

Do we really need our children?  No.  We can survive without them.  We can cook, clean, and dress ourselves.  We can work and make money without them.  Yet, we have a huge desire to have them in our lives.  Just ask a woman who can't conceive if we really need children, and she will tell you emphatically, "YES!"  I can't imagine my life without my children.  I would be devastated without them here with me.  
I need this little guy to help me with canning salsa.

That is how God thinks of us.  He didn't have to have us to keep going on being God, but instead, he wanted us.  Isn't that so much better?  He didn't need us, yet he still created us to bring Him happiness.  Even in spite of our sinfulness, He loves us and wants us to love him.  Just like we love our kids in spite of their sinfulness.  

When I pray and begin to think that there is no reason for doing so because I am no one special... I know that that isn't true.  God wants me to talk with him and spend time with him.  I know this because that is the desire of my heart with my own children.

xx~
Liz

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10 comments:

  1. Wow what a great post. So true its just hard to remember this all the time. We are here for a purpose and isn't it amazing that God loves us so much?!!!

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  2. Beautifully said Liz! Great to keep in mind.

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  3. This is Amazing,Thank you for putting this into perspective. At times I do think Why would you care about little me? But I am his world I do matter!! We are all the apple of his eye!!

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  4. Beautiful! I never thought of this, but you are so right! God loves each and everyone of us :)

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  5. This is such a lovely post. I love that you said, God didn't need us, He wanted us! It does feel good to be wanted!

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  6. I just found your blog through casey wieglands. your "about me" is Alot like mine!! how true this post is. I began to understand (though I can never fully) our Heavenly Father's love in a whole new way once I had my own babies.

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  7. What a wonderful post! Way to put things in perspecitve..we all need a little reminder sometimes, that we matter, no matter how small we feel, Hevenly Father is there always for us! I think its amazing how he made us in his image, that alone makes me feel special! Ive found a whole new love through my baby girl, and realized how much were loved by Hevenly Father. Thanks for posting this!

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  8. I can't wait to have kids so I understand God's love even more deeply!

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  9. Beautiful. So simple and yet such a profound thought... He WANTS us. You are a light, Liz, to readers who need to hear the truth!

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  10. I love this post! I found you over on Casey's blog. You're beautiful and so is your heart and faith for the Lord! I cannot wait to have kids!

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