“Kings’ daughters are among Your honourable women; at Your right hand stands the Queen in gold… Listen, O daughter, consider and incline your ear… The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; her clothing is woven with gold” – Psalm 45:9;10;13.
Gold is such an exquisite commodity, a rare gem, one that requires copious hours of mining for the tiniest piece. It involves hours of hard labour but once retrieved is worth so much. We are magnificent gems of beauty in the Hand of our Maker. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God – Isaiah 62:3.
As God’s children, we require unearthing to reveal the splendour and majesty that the King has instilled in each of us. Some of us have been hiding under dirt of disappointments, heartache, failure, pain, brokenness, anxiety, depression, etcetera, but Jesus, chose to go to the cross, shook the earth and rendered us free of sin and shame. He is our superhero and He set us free from the enemy, thank You King Jesus! Our unequivocal belief in the finished work of Jesus forges us the opportunity to shine for His glory. It is His blood that cleanses us and washes us. “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” – Ephesians 1:7.
Gold varies in size and weight and requires smelting to remove forms of impurities. Likewise, we, who are golden nuggets of Abba are tested and often have to endure heat levels that at the time feel like greater infliction is being imposed upon us, yet, when our eyes are fixated on Jesus, we come through it better, stronger and more refined. I am reminded of the story in Daniel 3, where Jesus was in the midst of the fire with the three Hebrew boys. So though we face fiery trials, our God is always in the midst and He brings us out unscathed. Gold is also meticulously taken care of and so our security is firmly in Him. God holds us safely in the palm of His hand and His Word buffs and polishes us daily. It makes us attractive and appealing and reveals His greater glory that saturates our being.
We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, we are an extension of Jesus Himself – the hands and feet and mouth pieces of Jesus. His Words become our words, our outstretched arms of love are an extension of His, our ability to empathise with those in need is a reflection of His heart and together we build His Kingdom through acts of kindness, generosity and love. We are designed to be loved and love others out of this overflow, with the love of Jesus shining through us. Declaring that we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus ultimately confirms the spiritual wearing of Jesus’s beautiful, adorned robe of righteousness. We are golden treasures, righteous, women of faith and Abba has mined us to be a blessing to everyone around us. We are royalty, we are a chosen generation set apart to reveal His glory. 1 Peter 2: 9 says “you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him Who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light”.
How marvellous then, that we can shine for Jesus!!
May this view remind us to embrace our uniqueness for we are ornately designed for His greater purpose. May the love, refining and blessings of our Abba enrich our lives and may we always know our precious value and worth in Christ Jesus!
From one gold nugget to another
Shalom, Love and Blessings,