"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!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I will be sharing at devotions this Friday at work the below.

Worthless or Worthy: How Do You See Yourself?
by Joyce Meyer

Do you like yourself? After years of trying to help people emotionally, mentally, spiritually and socially, it was a major breakthrough when I discovered that most people really don't like themselves. Some of them know it, while others don't even have a clue that this is probably the root of so many other problems in their lives.

God wants us to have great relationships, but self-rejection and even self-hatred are the roots of many relationship problems. In fact, I've found the Bible to be a book about relationships, providing valuable advice about my relationship with God, other people and even myself.

How are the relationships with other people in your life? What about your relationship with God…and even with yourself?

Did it ever occur to you that you have a relationship with yourself? While I've never given it much thought, I spend more time with myself than with anyone, and it's vital to get along well with me. Remember, you are the one person you never get away from.

We all know how agonizing it is to work day after day with someone we don't get along with, but at least that person doesn't come home with us at night. We can't get away from ourselves, not even for one second, so it's of the utmost importance that we have peace with ourselves.

Many of us fall prey to self-rejection because we feel that nobody really loves us or accepts us. We figure that if nobody else loves us, then why should we love ourselves? Because we think others don't love us, we feel that we must not be worth loving. But that's a LIE we've believed for way too long!

We should love ourselves—not in a selfish, self-centered way that produces a lifestyle of self-indulgence, but in a balanced, godly way that affirms God's creation as essentially good and right. We may be flawed by unfortunate experiences we've gone through, but that doesn't mean we're worthless and good-for-nothing.

We must have the kind of love for ourselves that says, "I know God loves me, so I can love what God chooses to love. I don't love everything I do, but I accept myself because God accepts me." We must develop the kind of mature love that says, "I know I need to change, and I want to change. In fact, I believe God is changing me daily, but during this process, I will not reject what God accepts. I'll accept myself as I am right now, knowing that I will not always remain this way."

Many times people who reject themselves do so because they can't see themselves as good, proper, or right. They fail to see themselves the way God sees them—as precious children He dearly loves.

As you begin to see yourself through God's eyes—someone who's loved and cherished—your view of yourself will begin to change. You'll begin to see yourself not as rejected, but as loved and accepted…unique and beautiful in His sight.


  1. JBR that's gonna be a good devotional. Praying you're feeling better. You're such an inspiration. Even in the midst of pain. God Bless.

  2. Joyce Meyer isn't shy about telling it like it is - and she knows better than many how to stop seeing with eyes of flesh and emotion and to begin seeing through the eyes of God.
    Hugs and blessings,

  3. The photo and verse you chose to accompany your post really caught my attention. I'll be reflecting on this throughout my day. I'm sure you'll do well in sharing your devotional. What a great opportunity to share Christ at work.

  4. HI JBR - well, yes, yup! I like myself. It took me a long time to get there but I in fact did, and I do. :-)
    Love to you

  5. We are quick to accuse...even God when things go wrong. But we forget that the Accuser is not Him. It is our enemy. I'm grateful that nothing truly blocks the light from God that helps us see. God bless JBR. Praying you're feeling better.

  6. Good word sweet girl. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Lifting you up hon.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this...so timely.

  8. Hi JBR,
    Thank you for sharing. I never thought about it, but I do have a relationship with myself.

  9. I think I like myself but that only comes from years of living and knowing that people not liking me isn't as important as it use to be.
    I know God loves me.