Part of growing as a disciple is becoming certain about who Jesus is and also becoming certain about who we are – the beloved of God. When we put our faith in Christ we are enfolded into the eternal love of God and our identity finds its rest there. Now, embracing our true identity of who God says we are is far from automatic, but we must learn to love ourselves from that reality (Ephesians 3:16-19). The Cross is THE key to knowing our worth and value to God – to embracing a real love for self. Your value is not based on what you do, how much you have or what others say about you. As one who is, in Christ, your value is based forever, solely and securely on WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE.