Yes, you believe in God, but do you believe in yourself?  It’s not what YOU say to me that I am worried about, it’s what I say to me.

Check out this video from Dove on True Beauty.

I have to be honest, when I look in the mirror, it’s not always the most positive thing that I’m thinking.  I’ve had some changes…after having four children, umpteen “girl” surgeries, and a broken leg this year, I’m not really in the best shape – physically.  How come I can’t look like I was when I was 18?  You know that girl is still in there!

That got me thinking, how do I define beauty? Well, it has it has changed over the years.  I used to think it was a physical thing, how skinny I was, etc.  I know, kinda shallow, but that’s how it is when  you are young. And let’s face it, the media doesn’t help.  Talk about unrealistic expectations! Hence the video…

So, I guess my definition has changed.  It’s funny, once you redefine something, you see things differently.  So yes, today I doing my best not to criticize what God has made – me… God doesn’t make junk.  He saw what He had made, and God called it good.  And you are beautiful too!

GODS PROMISE TO YOU:

 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,  I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:14-16 NIV

“Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting], but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised”  Proverbs 31:31 AMP

“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.” Psalm 27:4 AMP

MY PRAYER FOR YOU:

Dear Lord,

Help us change how we think about ourselves.  We have believed so many lies.  Lies from the enemy, from people who have hurt us, and just plain lies.  We speak the truth over ourselves today, Your Truth…

We are fearfully and wonderfully made!  As we come to You in the secret place, replace the lies with the truth of Your Word.  We were made in Your image, and we know You are beautiful!  Help us receive it Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

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