Believing What God Says About Me
|Janis in her majorette boots|
“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.” Psalm 139:13&14 NIV
Accepting God’s word on this matter has never been easy for me. I can find numerous traits about myself I do not like (wearing majorette boots was not one of them). Not to mention those imperfections in my appearance that I would change if I could. And I think there are others who probably feel the same way.
However, yesterday while I was reading a devotional, this Scripture was highlighted. Significant, I thought, considering that today is my birthday. The Spirit touched my heart and rearranged my thinking on a few issues. “Significant” was the title of the devotion in Our Daily Bread which set me straight about those kinks in my personality. The writer, Cindy Hess Kasper, said “We were created in the image of God, and He has designed us and been involved in every detail of our life since before we were born.”
Her words impacted me even though I know that is what the embellished words of Scripture say. I contemplated their meaning in my life. His intricate handiwork in the forming of my being became evident. He had a purpose in the way He made me. He had someone specific in mind. With His hands He wove and molded my being with His artistic flare.
Underneath this smudged up earthen vessel lies a treasure–a treasure that God made. And I plan to let Him develop and reveal it as I humbly submit to His design. I hope I’m not too old for Him to accomplish it.
Of course, His design will have to include those majorette boots I’m proudly displaying in the picture above. They never come off!
Today, the gift of who God made me to be is the one simple treasure I unwrap.
oh Janis!!! Happy Birthday to you precious sister… I hope you have a wonderful day.
I love the cute little Janis lol. What a darling little girl she was, grown into such a beautiful woman of God. She is precious, she is marvelously made, she is perfect in His sight! And, what is not perfect, He will be sure to bring it into perfection in the loving way that He does.
I can’t believe I am seeing this beautiful Psalm again tonight! I just saw it a few minutes ago on another blog and I mentioned there that this have been a long time personal favourite of mine because God used it so powerfully to speak to me on numerous occasions. I love it…
God bless you Janis! Love and hugs xxx
Ah, yes. Questioning a Master Artist isn’t something one should do. I see beauty here already, you know, and the Hand of Grace.
Happy birthday, Janis! God used this message to speak to me today. I have been in the midst of some unsettling, uncomfortable confrontations with people. I hate it. I realize that people approval is very important to me. Thank you for sharing with me today, on your birthday!
i hope i’m not too old, either! we need to trust Him
to bring forth the gold, when we only see dirt.
I hope your day has been a reminder of the gift that you are …Happy Birthday!
I am struggling to believe what God says about me too! BUT-He is Truth, and His Word is Truth, so I know that anything I believe that is contrary to His Word is a lie! I’m having to change my mindset completely!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear friend!!
You are just too cute in your little majorette boots! You have the same adorable smile…
We are significant to God – can you imagine anything greater?!
I really liked this: “He had a purpose in the way He made me. He had someone specific in mind. With His hands He wove and molded my being with His artistic flare.”
To imagine that I am a “work of art” – created by the Creator of EVERYTHING…Almost too awesome to comprehend.
God did a wonderful work when He created Janis – you are a special person…gifted, humble, and caring. It’s a pleasure knowing you, and sharing in the inspirational and encouraging words you write!
Friends, you have blessed my day immensely! May the God of all goodness shower you with His grace, love, peace, and joy as you follow Him.
Each of you is a wonderful creation of the Lord’s. You beautiful sisters-in-the-Lord.
You humble me.
From My Heart to Yours,