Trash To Treasure


He brought me out into a SPACIOUS place, He rescued me because He delighted in me.
Psalm 18:19

What a God that we serve! He took us from trash to TREASURE! When we thought we didn’t matter. When we felt abandoned. When we felt denied. When we felt refused. When we felt forgotten. When we felt ashamed. When we felt disgusted. When we felt we had NO value… God saw a TREASURE inside of us that He needed to bring to the light!

In this spacious place, now there is plenty of room for God to move! You are no longer pinned on every side.

God rescued us!

We would easily think, what kind of love ends? What kind of love hides? What kind of love fades away? What kind of love runs empty? Such a deep dark death we can live through and a torment.

God responded to us!

He gives His kings GREAT victories;
He shows UNFAILING love to His anointed;
To David and his descendants forever.
Psalm 18:50

How many times did you give yourself away for people to use you?

How many times have you been taken advantage of?

How many times were you lied to?

How many times did you feel just like TRASH?

Trash is anything worthless, useless, or discarded; rubbish; foolish or pointless ideas, talk, or writing; nonsense; a worthless or disreputable person; literary or artistic material of poor or inferior quality; broken or torn bits, as twigs, splinters, rags, or the like; something that is broken or lopped off from anything in preparing it for use.

Until you gave yourself away to GOD so that He could use you for His glory! It became a whole new concept of a love that was not based on circumstances. It was an unconditional love. It became a love that lasts forever! Because you had value in the eyes of God! You ARE His treasure indeed.

Treasure is wealth or riches stored or accumulated, especially in the form of precious metals, money, jewels, or plate; wealth, rich materials, or valuable things; any thing or person greatly valued or highly prized; to retain carefully or keep in store, as in the mind; to regard or treat as precious; cherish; to put away for security or future use.

In God’s plan all along, He had retained you. You have been kept. He knows that it hasn’t been easy.

You know what it is like to lose! You know what its like to stay with hurt. You have been the one to live with pain. While others have moved on like you never even mattered! Like you never made a difference! But with God there has always been a mandate to matter. To bring you into a flourishing existence. He has loved you ALWAYS! And that’s a beautiful thing! You have always mattered to God!

We are never forgotten.

What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned him with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of Your hands; you put everything under their feet…
Psalm 8:4-6

That is what God thinks of you!

He has such a GREAT value of you!

There is no greater treasure. Now it doesn’t matter what they did, what they said and what they think of you. You say now, “Am I changed?”


“Am I different?”


I don’t belong to this world, I belong to God. I am His daughter or I am His son. I am His prize. I am His own special treasure! Now God is going to get the glory, by using your story! And a big TELL ALL that it shall be. For what looked like a huge waste and disaster ON DISPLAY is going to come to a flourishing finish when God gets through with you!

My friend! This is only the beginning! He has just BEGUN a good work in you [Philippians 1:6], reconciling completely for Himself! Now through the process, you will go from glory to glory! He LOVES to take what the world calls tricks and trash and use it as a DEMONSTRATION of His manifested power! You are a TREASURE! Remember that!

A life now in the hands of God becomes a vessel, no longer to ever be called worthless! No more taking out the trash, no more settling for left overs… No more taking what is less when you deserve what’s BEST! You have been taken from trash to treasure! You deserve more than that! And God knows that. He promises just that. He gives beyond that. He never fails. He is more than enough.

Glory be to the King for such a wonderful thing!!!

YOU ARE SO VALUABLE! You are precious in His sight, there is no greater love than this.



About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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