“But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1
A year has passed since we have started Worthy Movement. As Kissy wrote in our previous devo (totally recommend reading) I believe we are all blown away by the reality of what God has done in this ministry.
It is something I keep reflecting on and keep saying “look at what God has done.” How good God is in what He has done because - even when can doubt or want to run from the call - God isn’t going to stop going. And what makes it so beautiful is that in His grace and deep love for us, He could do all these things without us yet chooses us to be a part of His Movement.
Even when we try to run or don’t want to believe, He sees us as worthy to be used; He sees you and calls you His own.
A year ago, I received my very own “I AM” envelope (verses passed out during our conferences) that was given to me at a reflection meeting with our Worthy Team. I remember sitting in that booth at the restaurant jokingly saying, “I didn’t get an envelope” as we reflected and looked back on the movement God had set before us with this ministry. In that meeting, I (Sarah) sat there wrestling internally with my doubts and fears if I was supposed to be a part of Worthy. Due to an unexpected loss in my family and being unavailable to attend our second conference, I couldn’t be there. But I heard testimony after testimony of God doing a powerful and beautiful work in this movement.
I lived through the excitement of the posts shared and from friend’s stories, and I was blown away of what God did.
I remember a year beforehand, Kissy and I had prayed and asked the Lord what this ministry was supposed to be. Before all the conferences, before all the devos, we were anticipating and excited for what this movement would be. We met with other women who had the same passion and remember being like “WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING.”
It was all happening right before us, but I didn’t know if I was supposed to move forward with it as well.
Fast forward to the reflection meeting, I had let my fears and doubts start to bring me to this place that this was too much.
I wrestled with God thinking “This is too much. I can’t do this. Who am I to be used in this way, Lord?”
I confessed to our team - who are some of my dearest friends - of the reality of where I was at, and then I was told to finally open my “I AM” envelope. Again, jokingly, I opened it and when I did it said “I BELONG.” It was at that moment, reading the “I AM” statement and the verse in Isaiah 43:1, where the Lord intervened and used this ministry to affirm I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.
It wasn’t just my fears and doubts that were holding me back, but I felt like I didn’t believe.
God used the prayers of His bride and His Word to confirm I do belong because I have been chosen and redeemed. It was at that moment God spoke directly to me and reminded me of the message and the heart of Worthy. It is for all to know that because of Jesus Christ, because of His sacrifice and resurrection we are NOW WORTHY TO APPROACH THE THRONE. We are worthy to come freely to our Father. We are covered by the blood of the Lamb who was slain for us so we are now free!
We all will wrestle with fear and doubt. We are going to face mountains and valleys we will have to go through, but there is always a purpose.
It is WHO we go through the valleys and mountains WITH.
It is knowing God - who created the foundations of the earth - is the One who has called you and equipped you for such a time as this.
It is Christ who has redeemed you and has CHOSEN you for the calling He has placed you on at this very moment. It is Jesus who has given you His identity and the Spirit has revealed who you are.
YOU ARE HIS. YOU ARE LOVED. You are worth the cost that was paid.
February 2019 I was able to attend my first