The ME Culture

Daily Prompt: Simply the Best

NASA is building a new Voyager spacecraft that will carry the best of modern human culture. What belongs onboard?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us CULTURE.

I think it goes something like, “In the beginning GOD created the Heavens and the Earth.  And He made them Man and Woman – IN his IMAGE, and it was GOOD!”

So my question is – why do we try so hard to make up our own image?

Why do we ‘try to find ourselves’?

Why do we spend all those years trying to deal with OUR feelings?

Why does it matter?

Who does GOD say I am?

How does HE feel about me?

Don’t His feelings about me matter more than my feelings about me?

Ouch!

I have to admit, I have been rather selfish in this department.  I know I got that from the “World System’ of doing things – thinking it was all about ME. Really?

Hey I  got my iPad, iPhone, iPod, iHome, and my iMovie for my iLife  “i” everything these days – hmmmm…

I am kind of glad God is renewing my mind in this area.  I am weary of trying to figure ME out.  When it’s not even about ME – it’s about HIM.  And until I  get rid of this PRIDE thing, He is waiting…

P.S. For one of the BEST posts I have read about PRIDE head over to

DEEP AND WONDERFUL THOUGHTS

A Clean House: An Allegory of How God Changes us from the Inside Out

Dear Lord,

Forgive us, for putting ourselves up on that pedestal and worshipping our own thoughts and feelings. Forgive us for being prideful.  Thank you Holy Spirit for bringing this to our attention, we confess our idolatry.  Let us cast down our vain imaginations, and our graven images of ourselves.  Let us not rely on ourselves, but upon YOU Lord, for you have made us in Your image.  And what You make is good.  Let us stop magnifying our feelings, hurts, sorrows, shortcomings and ourselves – it is not about us, it’s about YOU, in Jesus Name.

This is what HE did – for us…

“Lay Down My Life”

By Sidewalk Prophets

All your pain
Will be made mine
All your troubles
The tears you cry
Give it up
All that binds
I will place it on my shoulders
And up this hill I’ll climb
Father, give me strength
I know there is no other way
I lay down my life for you
This is the moment when all will be made new
I know that you don’t understand
But this is part of a greater plan
So I lay down my life for you
This is love
That had to bleed
To bring you mercy
To set you free
You are mine
I am yours
And I will wear your burdens
Just like this crown of thorns
I will take your place
I know there is no other way
I lay down my life for you
This is the moment when all will be made new
I know that you don’t understand
But this is part of a greater plan
And I lay down my life for you
Give me all your pride
Give me all your fears
Give me all your secrets
Give me all your tears
Give me all you doubt
Give me all your shame
Watch them wash away
Watch them wash away
Give me all your pride
Give me all your fears
Give me all your secrets
Give me all your tears
Give me all you doubt
Give me all your shame
Watch them wash away
In Jesus’ name
I lay down my life for you
This is the moment when all will be made new
I know that you don’t understand
But this is part of a greater plan
And I lay down my life for you
Though I know that you don’t understand
These scars are part of a greater plan
And I lay down my life for you
Arms stretched out
Upon this tree
To show true love
To set you free

Photo Credit: usfspdistancelearning.wordpress.com  and  www.gpccolorado.com

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About dianarasmussen

Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and Customer Service Rep
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10 Responses to The ME Culture

  1. optimisticgladness says:

    Awesome! Your iPad, iPhone statement is so simple, but dead on. Transformation is what we need, right….not idolization. Wonderful post.

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    • Thank you girl, your post on pride started this journey. I am eternally grateful, thank you my sister.

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      • optimisticgladness says:

        You are more than welcome. That is why I love blogging: meeting people, learning, listening to them, gaining inspiration and ultimately growing in our faith because of what someone else went through or learned. It’s like reading a book and learning from them. I, too, get inspired to write various posts secondary to something I read on someone else’s blog. Appreciate you.

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  2. cshowers says:

    Great post beloved sister. It made me think of this song…

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  3. This is very true, Diana. I grew up in a very vain household. My mom was a beautiful woman and with her it was all about physical self image. She permed my hair and lightened it with peroxide when I was a toddler and perming of my hair went on till I was ten. I always struggled with pride and self image. It has taken me nearly a lifetime to settle into a different image, God’s image of me and who I am in him but it has been difficult!

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    • Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your story. That had to be hard, especially as a young girl trying to find her way. My problem is the opposite – my self image has been so negative over the years. Either way I think it is pride – over inflated or under inflated image of ourselves. I am grateful that God can renew our minds and set things right. And I agree, it is difficult – yet it is worth it!

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      • Oh Diana, my self image has been very negative on one hand. The reason my mom felt she had to change my hair was because she was not happy with it and wanted me to have the same golden curls my cousins had. I grew up believing I coud never be “pretty enough” on my own and always felt I needed to find ways to improve my looks in order for people to like me. Amen to God renewing our minds and setting things right!!

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