My Heart, His Words

Let the Words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your site, O Lord.

You’re beautiful…just as you are. (Recycled)

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Today I’m over at Faith Barista’s JamWithMe Thursday.   I’m recycling my post from Tuesday because I believe the message really needs to be heard!  I’m hoping to remind you of just how beautiful you really are~always!

My “catch phrase” if you will, seems to be, “I am a daughter of the King, a humble work in progress; flawed & messy sometimes, but what you see is what you get!” I often feel the need to disclose just how flawed & messy I really am sometimes, for fear that people will put me on a pedestal and hold me to a standard to which I will fall.  Friends, I am so broken! I need Jesus; I simply cannot live this life without Him and because of my insecurities, my past failures & my struggles I call myself “one hot mess”! {smile with tears}

Sometimes I feel like I’m living a double life. There’s the life I want to live; where the picket fence is white & the grass is freshly cut. Where I never say a bad word, never think an impure thought & always reflect Jesus in everything I do and say. Then there’s the life I actually live. The one where I get short tempered, I say things I shouldn’t, as Holley says, I am misunderstood, and I fall flat on my face in frustration & self-disappointment.  I don’t have it altogether. I really want to, but I don’t. That my friend is the real me.

I’m just so very thankful:

  1. That Jesus looks at my heart & not my exterior. 
    “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
  2. That I have the gift of forgiveness & can fall on my face in humility & receive it from Jesus.
    “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.” Psalm 32:1
  3. That Jesus sees who He wants me to be, and loves me where I am.
    “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
  4. That each day is a new day, with a clean slate.
    “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassion’s never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
  5. That Jesus promises to make my “hot mess” beautiful; in His time.
    “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

Knowing that Jesus sees me as beautiful, even when all I see is a hot mess, is pretty encouraging! To know He can look beyond my mess today, into a future where I’m perfected in Him, is truly amazing!  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

How beautiful you are

So today, go easy on yourself. Keep in mind that we’re all a work in progress & that regardless of how much mud we get on our faces when we fall, He still calls us beautiful!
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4 thoughts on “You’re beautiful…just as you are. (Recycled)

  1. Thanks so much, Satin, for the comforting reminder that Jesus loves us just as we are and He promises to make our “mess” beautiful in His time.

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  2. I love this and I know even in my mess he sees me as beautiful.

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