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The Truth About Me & You

So this morning I started thinking about wisdom while reading Proverbs 4. Then I sent out the verse of the day.

God’s word is both alive and life giving! “Fill your thoughts with my words until they penetrate deep into your spirit. Then, as you unwrap my words, they will impart true life and radiant health into the very core of your being.” Proverbs 4:21-22 TPT

And I was inspired me to write this, to share it with you. It is important.

If you are believing something about yourself that causes you to feel less than or to be sad more often than not. Then that belief is a lie that needs to be replaced by what the Word says about you!

I’ve been told that I am annoying, that I’m not worth being with until I am my high school weight and size again (95 lbs in case you’re wondering), that I am invasive, that I am lame, and a host of other things I won’t mention on social media. Some of these things cut me deeply and I carried them for a long time as truth because of who said them to me.

But I was listening to the wrong voices. I should have been listening to this voice….

I am wonderfully made and mah-vel-ous!
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.” Psalm 139:13-14 NKJV

I am chosen. I am unique and peculiar and that is by design! I am bathed in mercy. I am necessary, and I have a purpose in life.
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvellous light; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9-10 KJV

The Word also says I am crowned with glory and honor, that I am beautiful, that I am loved, that I was created in His image, that I am more than a conqueror, and that I was made to be in partnership with God.

That isn’t pride…it’s believing what God says about me. Believing a lie about yourself over what God says about you is actually pride. #truthbomb

I am nerdy…full stop true. I am weird…full stop true. I sometimes care about people more than they care about themselves….full stop true. I don’t trust easily and I don’t just let anyone into my inner circle. I am not the best money manager…I’d love to just spend it all doing things with people, giving to people going on missions & charities, or buying things for people than saving. Jesus holds my heart completely. Although I do want to marry a fictional character named Clark Kent. I prefer older people and kids to everyone else.

I’m not everyone’s cup of tea, and not everyone is my cup of tea. But I try to be kind and patient and gracious. I do my best love people like Jesus does but it is not easy.

That being said, I cannot claim to be perfect or even near normal. I tried that path once…it’s stressful and boring. I ended up sick and depressed and I almost married someone completely wrong for me!

Point to ponder while you wander….Maybe it’s because I’m 3 months shy of 43 and am nearing that threshold of being that old lady who just doesn’t care anymore or maybe I’ve finally embraced who I really am on the inside.

Either way I want you to go to the Word and see what it says about you! Ask God to show you verses that will speak to your inner most person. Or private message me if you need some truth and can’t seem to get there.

I may not always have a lot to give but I can always be counted on for bad jokes and encouragement. Truth is that is who I am and how I was designed.

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Creativity Connection

I spent my early morning hours coloring a garden-type scene. I enjoy coloring plants! So many shades of green! So many textures!

I wonder how long God pondered the colors, textures, and characteristics of each plant before He spoke them into being?

I wonder how wide He smiled as He considered the colors of the Monarch butterfly and the flashing light of fire flies? As I personally believe He enjoyed every second of creation as I enjoy painting and coloring.

Do you enjoy coloring or being creative?

I personally believe the reason why so many people enjoy coloring (or woodworking, painting, planting gardens, knitting and the like…) is because they’re actually connecting to the One who created them.

We are creative beings! We create with our voices. We create with our minds. We create with our hands.

So God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 NLT

Point to ponder while you wander…

I feel closest to Him when I am writing, taking photos, coloring, painting, or otherwise creating 🖌📸✏, when I wander around appreciating His artwork 🌌🏞🏜, or looking at art others created 📷🖼🎨.

Art and nature is how God speaks to me most often, and how I relate to Him. I have friends who relate to God in music, and others who connect by just acknowledging His Presence & sitting quiet and still.

How do you connect to God?

Vortex of ideas…

My head has been a swirling vortex of ideas this whole week. SO many things on my mind. I’ve thoughts and even notes but I’ve struggled a bit with getting them in a format that is understandable or readable by anyone but me. So I haven’t blogged this week.

And now it’s Friday.  Meaning it’s my last chance for the week to put something encouraging into the blogosphere. I can’t let that opportunity pass me by. So please ponder this…

God spoke everything into existence.  (Genesis 1:1-25)  Do you know the only thing He didn’t speak into existence?  Humans.  We were formed and lovingly created.  (Genesis 1:26-28)  We were given life when God breathed into us. (Genesis 2:4-7)  We are the clay and He is our potter. (Isaiah 64:8)

You were made by God with purpose, for a purpose and on purpose.

Everything God makes is beautiful.  God made you.  Therefore you are beautiful.
Happy Weekend!

Quote of the Day: What we are is God’s gift to us. Who we become is our gift to God. -Unknown