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People Are a Gift From the Father

“Since you were precious in My sight, you have been honored, and I have loved you.

Therefore, I will give men for you and people for your life.”

Isaiah 43:4

I heard this scripture a few months ago while listening to Joshua Selman speak on blessings. I was captivated by it, and it stirred my spirit, inviting me to go deeper.

People are the Father’s prized possession. He sent His only Son to die for them so He could

redeem them. They are the apple of His eye. When the Father loves someone and wants to

bless and prosper them, what could possibly be a better reward than putting key people in their lives?

David got Jonathan as a friend and confidant. Jonathan saved David’s life at the cost of his own, and he also played an important role in David’s destiny as king. Similarly, the relationship between Naomi and Ruth is a beautiful example of the strength and depth of family ties. Ruth’s unwavering love and loyalty for her mother-in-law, even though she was pessimistic and bitter, says a lot about Ruth. Her reward was second to none. Not only was she blessed with a loving husband and financial security, she became part of the genealogy of Jesus.

Moses got Aaron, and this relationship highlights the importance of partnerships in

accomplishing a huge task like saving a nation. Their collaboration is a beautiful illustration of

how dissimilar individuals with different upbringings and abilities can work together to bring a

God-ordained task or mission to fruition.

Jesus got John the Baptist, who was sent ahead of time to prepare the way. Over the years, as they grew up together, they must have played together, visited often, enjoyed family dinners, and even fooled around like young boys do. John’s baptism marked a pivotal moment in Jesus’ life. As He came out of the water, the heavens opened, and God spoke. This was no trivial matter, and John played a meaningful role.

We also have people in our lives whom the Lord gifts us with who come along and, like

Jonathan, Naomi, Aaron, and John the Baptist, help and support us along our journey. We need people to help us stay on course and fulfill our purpose and assignment on earth.

Tribes, communities, and nations are all made up of people—individuals who are called to play important roles in our lives. People are important to God, so they should be important to us. When the Lord wants to bless us, He does it through people. We cannot just dismiss or ignore them; God chooses to bless us through our relationships.

Take an account of the people and relationships in your life today. Thank God for those that

flourish and are fruitful. Where you have intentionally or unintentionally ignored or disregarded people, repent and ask the Lord for forgiveness, then go and make amends. There is a blessing for you—a huge one—waiting on the other end.

“He reveals mighty power and marvels to his people by handing them nations as a gift.”

Psalm 111:6, TPT

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🙂Thank you, Yvonne, for your encouraging words. Earlier, the Holy Spirit reminded me that each person is valuable to Him, not just a number.

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