Guest-Writers, UYM

{The Diamond Movement} Day 13!

The Diamond MovementWritten By: Angela Ridsdale

What defines our worth? Better yet, why do we have to weigh out a worth. WhenI looked up this word to get a better understanding of it’s definition I was slightly distraught.

A lot of what was said determined that we find worth in our material and monetary values. Or based on the knowledge we have.

I don’t believe this to be true. I believe that worth goes much deeper than what  can be offered to you from your interactions. It’s true that the knowledge that we have can be shared in importance in order to guide each other to doing what’s right. 

But, that is not what gives us worth. When we were born we had and still have infinite worth. Maybe not according to some in this world, but according to God. Sometimes I get discouraged because I feel like worth according to this world is so superficial and ultimately weighs on what someone can gain from us.

And this is what God tells us.

“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not byMworks, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2: 4-10

In my education I was taught to respect the worth of persons no matter the circumstances they fell under. When I think of my life I know I have worth. 

The God of this universe has told me so! A worth that is more than money. A worth that is more than diamonds. A worth that is more than anything that can be offered to me on this earth. 

We are all created in God’s image, no matter what circumstances fall upon us. We are all chosen for a plan by God no matter if we follow this or not. The worth of us does not stop just because we might look different, act different, feel different, or live different.

Rejoice today for you are walking among people who are worth more than diamonds! And you, well yes, you are definitely included. (:
About Angela:

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 Angela is 20 years old and love cats. She just recently got engaged to a wonderful man named Anthony whom She looks forward to sharing the rest of her life with. She began her journey with Christ as a teenager and has brought Her love of God, everywhere she goes. She has deep values in genuineness and truth. She is currently working on her degree in Social Service Work specializing in Gerontology with hopes to work with older adults in disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout the community. Some of her passions include: Singing, reading and being with her lovely Youth and Young Adults groups! 



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