When I hear this word Value, I think 'Is it worth it?' Like when I eat something or when I want a material item such as an expensive pair of shoes. Value is definitely in question with every decision we make. Naturally, we are sinners. I could never justify my righteousness outside of Christ. When Christ died for our sins, I wonder if he said in his mind, 'Your sins are worth it.' Wow! Or maybe Christ was thinking, 'He/she is worth it!' That sounds a lot better, right? Do you feel like you are worth it? If you have a low self-image and you struggle to find identity, please reach out! Your value should never be based on external factors such as your sinful nature. Our sins will try to give us identity, but the only identity worth having is the identity that Christ says we have when we are in Him. If we value the desires of the flesh over the desires to please the Lord by our faith, then I believe we are valuing the wrong god. Have you ever read the scripture about King Stomach? Yes, it is actually in the bible! Phillippians 3:18-19, "For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things." As believers, we need each other to represent the eternal mindset, not the temporal satisfaction of the flesh. Our lives matter, every life matters! Even upon conception, but that is a whole topic in itself. I would love to hear your story and how you have learned to value your eternity and the body God has given you. We should strive to live as Christ lived, he ate healthy because he valued the gift of life. He died so that we may live!