"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Monday, May 24, 2010

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE


The devotional is such an important reminder to me, as I struggle terribly with believing that I am fearfully and wonderfully made by God. I have such a hard time believing that I am worthy enough to be accepted by God, and that everyone else in my eyes are so much better than I.

I grew up in a house hold of fear, depression, criticism, anger, guilt, neglect and shame.

Lord help me to soak in just how much you think I am unique. Lord continue to help me to get my self worth and value from You alone! Lord let me not seek the applause of others. God help me to live for an audience of only one!

Lord help others to see this as well who struggle with low self esteem issues:


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" I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14

We are God's creation. God made us. And what God makes is wonderful.

This may sound pretty obvious, but we probably need to remind ourselves that it is not everything-and-everybody-except-me that is wonderfully made. It is everything-and-everybody-including-me that is fearfully and wonderfully made by God.

When we have learned to see ourselves as people without value, when we have internalized contempt as the basis for our personal identity, it is difficult to
see ourselves as one of God's wonderful works.

But you are one of God's wonderful works. You are precious to God. You are a unique, irreplaceable expression of God's creative love.

It is good to praise God for making us. It is good to see ourselves as a reason for thanksgiving and awe. God made our minds, our emotions, our needs, our bodies, our creativity, our longings, our hopes. God is a marvelous creator who made us wonderfully.

You are one of God's wonderful works. You can praise God that he made you wonderfully.

Thank you,
Creator God,
that you made me.
and that all that you make is wonderful
including me.
Amen

Copyright Dale and Juanita Ryan



9 comments:

  1. Sweetie thank you for the reminder as well. God should be our only source.

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  2. What the world rejects, is completely accepted by Him. What the world hates, is loved by Him. What the world thinks as worthless is not the same with His thoughts and ways. So unfathomable! Glory to God! Thank you for reminding me, too JBR of what our true worth is in the eyes of the Lord. Take care sister! God bless.

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  3. Isn't it awesome to think about how HE uniquely makes each of us...and how much HE loves us.

    Thank you for your prayers for MaryGrace!

    Hugs,
    andrea

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  4. Love the image used for Isaiah 19...oh how He loves us!

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  5. Write it in huge letters in your hearts...JBR is loved by GOD!!! It's what He's given His children... His everlasting and unconditional love.

    Hugs!

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  6. I don't know if I've shared this before, but due to my past God's love was like a sieve. I just couldn't hold on to it. I found myself praying for Him to engrave His love into my heard. Be careful for what you pray for...my prayer was answered in the form of gut wrenching pain and therapy. But, I was worth it.

    Two verses helped me during this time. One is Is 49:15-16. The second is Psalm 30:11 which is my avatar. As at the beginnig, I could listen or sing this song. Then, one day I heard the Lord telling me that this was His promise to me that out of my past, He will turn my mourning into dancing.

    Sorry to on so and if I've written this before.

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  7. Beautiful and encouraging words! I especially love this line, "It is everything-and-everybody-including-me that is fearfully and wonderfully made by God." Also, great song choice! I saw Big Daddy Weave in concert and he is awesome!

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  8. I can relate to thinking that everyone else is better than me. But always remember-- your worth was given to you at birth. Nothing can take that away.

    Wishing you well,
    NOS

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