Tag: Beauty

You Are Amazing – Remember That

We may not feel amazing. We may not look amazing right at this moment. But that is not what matters. God says we ARE Amazing! We are created by His hand, and everything God touches is BEAUTIFUL! It really doesn’t matter what others say about us. What is true is what God says. And He doesn’t make junk!

 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
 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.
 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you. (Psalm 139:13-18 NKJV)

Our attitudes are our choice. We can make a new choice today and choose to trust God even when we don’t understand everything that is going on.

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You Are Proof that God is an Artist

Daddy God is an Artist. And we are His children. The Creator of the Universe who made the Heavens and the Earth spoke the Word and it was. And you are proof that God is an Artist. He made us, and if you are a born again Believer He put His Holy Spirit in you to create. Let it out – feed your creativity today!

Are you an Artist? A Songwriter? A Painter? A Craftsman?  What are you creating today? Stir up the Spirit and begin today – make something wonderful!

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10 NKJV)

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well. (Psalm 139:14 NKJV)


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You have a destiny my friend!

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Find the Beauty

Find the Beauty

find the beauty~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen~

Like the farmer who found buried treasure

In the field was wealth beyond measure

Like the shepherd who left the flock

To find the one sheep that had wandered off

I’m willing to find the beauty

Even in the ugly days

I’ll search for it like gold

Sell everything I own

I’m willing to find the beauty

Even in the ugly days

Like the woman that crawled on her knees

To touch the Kings robe and receive

Like the farmer who planted his seed

No matter what kind of soil was at his feet

I’m willing to find the beauty

Even in the ugly days

I’ll search for it like gold

Sell everything I own

I’m willing to find the beauty

Even in the ugly days

get over your hill

AFTER THE STORM

By Mumford and Sons

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The Girl with the Dreams

Sometimes I dress like a dork. Really. And I forget to look at myself before I leave, lol!  I have a conference this Saturday so I thought I would go find something nice to wear. Off I went to our local mall with my head in the clouds. Busy thinking about this and that and the other thing. Until I get there – and look down…ugggh!  You can see my one pink sock clashing with my one yellow sock. And my old gym shoes with my fancy leggings. I forgot to put on my boots! Oh man, yeah, here I am Ms Suzy-Q looking at all these really expensive clothes with my clashing socks.  I laughed so hard I almost peed myself!

So I did what any songwriter would do, I came home and wrote a song about it. (And no, I haven’t found what to wear yet – there is always tomorrow. Maybe I’ll wear pink and purple socks…)

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The Girl with the Dreams

~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen~
She went to the mall after dropping off the kids
Moved hanger after hanger of the latest styles
Who should she be today?
Rifling through racks trying to decide
Where was the girl with the dreams?
Was she the stay at home mom or the busy man’s wife?
What could she pick to bring everything back to life?
Where’s the girl who used to put on satin and fringe?
The girl with the dreams
She looked down at her shoes and her mismatching socks
Realized she left without putting on her boots
as she silently screamed
Can she be found in the clearance racks?
Where was the girl with the dreams?
Was she the stay at home mom or the busy man’s wife?
What could she pick to bring everything back to life?
Where’s the girl who used to put on satin and fringe?
The girl with the dreams
She saw that she wasn’t alone
there were tribes of women
all trying to be found
inbetween the designer gowns
There were stay at home moms and busy man’s wives
Bringing everything they touched back to life
They may be older but they wore satin and fringe
Girls who grew up and were living their dreams

AND here is a BONUS – 45 QUOTES FROM A 90 YEAR OLD WOMAN courtesy of PopSugar – great advice here! (Click on the picture or the link above)

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You Are Never Too Old To…

You are never to old to:

1. Love

2. Live

3. Dance

4. Believe

5. Learn

6. Hope

7. Begin

8. Rejoice

9. Dream

10. Sing

11. Care

12. Be

 

 

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“Listen to me, descendants of Jacob,
all you who remain in Israel.
I have cared for you since you were born.
Yes, I carried you before you were born.
I will be your God throughout your lifetime—
until your hair is white with age.
I made you, and I will care for you.
I will carry you along and save you. (Isaiah 46:3-4 NLT)

Even in old age they will still produce fruit;
they will remain vital and green. (Psalm 92:14 NLT)

Gray hair is a crown of glory;
it is gained by living a godly life. (Proverbs 16:31 NLT)

Wisdom belongs to the aged,
and understanding to the old. (Job 12:12 NLT)

Real Beauty

You are more beautiful than you think! And your value is not based in this world. Yeah really. There are many, many clothing and makeup companies that don’t want you to know the secret. They make millions upon millions on products to feed our low self image. And then let’s add in the photoshopped images seen on our media and magazines. I have heard it said that if Barbie were a real person she couldn’t stand up – that’s how disproportionate her body shape is.

So what’s the “secret”?
YOU ALREADY ARE BEAUTIFUL!
God made you that way.
He already put it in you!
And we have value based on what He says, not the world.

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day. (Psalm 139:13-16 MSG)

You Are Remarkable

For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 

REMARKABLE

© 2013 Words and Music by Lee Shumpert & Katy Woodward & Diana Rasmussen

Intro: A remarkable character, who can find?

V1
My desire is for God,
not what Hollywood teaches.
I’ll bring good not harm,
my worth is in Jesus.

CHORUS
In a world that constantly floods me, with impurity and tainted views,
I choose to be holy, set apart for His use.
He made me remarkable, He made me remarkable.

V2
Like a deer that pants for water,
my soul longs for God
a royal Princess
declaring His praise

BRIDGE
He called me out of the darkness, and into the Light

REPEAT CHORUS

Outro: He made me remarkable

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Who Am I?

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WHO AM I?

Copyright 2013 Diana Rasmussen

fearfully wonderfully made
crafted by the Masters hand
adopted as His children
He calls us beautiful beloved
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when I look into the mirror
look beyond the familiar
Stop fighting with myself
criticizing what God has made
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The Pearl of Great Price

The Pearl of Great Price

Copyright 2013 Diana Rasmussen
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He found her hiding in the field
An undiscovered work of art
the pearl of great price
Covered with a little dirt
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He jumped for joy at such a find
Buried treasure of great value
She was worthy of so much more
He sold everything to buy her back
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He made the ultimate sacrifice
The Redeemer gave his life
His cherished beloved bride
She is the pearl of great price
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Just waiting

Just waiting,  God is faithful.

But those who wait for the Lord (who expect, look for, and hope in Him) shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up (close to God) as eagles (mount up to the sun); they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint or become tired. (Isaiah 40:31 AMP)

Define Yourself

Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.

by Brennan Manning

 

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From: Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

I started reading this book last night, and wow….great read!  It made me think of all the labels I have given myself in the past.  Hi, my name is Diana and I am a _____________.   I have put many things on that line, how about you?  A lot of times I filled in that blank space with what others have said about me.  And it wasn’t even true.

I have found, if I associate and call myself something, that is what I become.  Words are very powerful, especially the words that I speak over myself.   Words have the power of life and death.  We can build someone up, or tear them to shreads, – all with our words.  And, I can do this to myself, all by myself.  I never really used to pay attention to how I talk about myself until a friend pointed out that I was always cutting myself down.  How about you?  Now I’m not going to extremes either.  I don’t sit in front of the mirror for hours like the Queen of Snow White either

Back to the with the premise above.  I am beloved by God…whether I feel it or not.  If God said it –  it is true. I looked up what “beloved” meant:

1.  greatly loved; dear to the heart.
2.  a person who is greatly loved.
Synonyms
1. cherished, precious; sweet, darling.

And that’s how God sees you too – beloved.

And here’s a great video called WORDS, by Hawk Nelson…

GODS PROMISE TO YOU:

My beloved spoke and said to me, Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me. (Song of Solomon 2:10 NIV)

 And the Lord answered, Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, they may forget, yet I will not forget you.  Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands; [O Zion] your walls are continually before Me. (Isaiah 49:15-16 AMP)

 A man’s [moral] self shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; and with the consequence of his words he must be satisfied [whether good or evil].  Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].  (Proverbs 18:20-21 AMP)

MY PRAYER FOR YOU:

Dear Lord,

Renew our minds. Help us shake off the labels that we have put upon ourselves that keep us in bondage.  We want to be free of anything that has not come from You.  And Lord, we give you permission, to pull out the lies that we have believed about ourselves.  And pull out the lies that others have spoken over us too, k? And the lies hat have been planted there by the enemy too… Pull out the weeds Lord, so your Word can grow more freely, in Jesus’ Name.

OTHER HELPFUL POSTS:

Burning Fire Shut in My Bones – I am Fearfully and Wonderfully made

Pastor Shockley – Rising Above the Lies About Who You Are

Heidiviars – Stop Looking