Monday, November 18, 2013

You Are Beautiful


You do realize how very wonderful you are, right?
You're created in God's image.


Today let's take a needed moment--before all the rush of the holidays, programs, gift finding, wrapping, Christmas cards, parties, house cleaning, baking, etc. and give ourselves a mental Calgon moment (a time when you can focus--in a good way--on you)

Your Father
You are loved by the only perfect Father. This Father likes to give hugs in many forms and always delivers them at the perfect time. This Father loves to sing to you (Zephaniah 3:17). Can you hear his voice this morning? Look for his voice in your surroundings. Listen. Enjoy the sweet music and enjoy the comfort it brings.


Air
Take a deep cleansing breath. Clear, fresh air. Raise your arms above your head and swing them gently down to your hips. Purposely take three full breaths. Moments after creation, God breathed (Gen 2:7) the breath of life into mankind. Taking a deep breath helps to draw our attention away from issues, freeing us to focus on the One who loved us enough to create us in His own image.

Water
Pour a glass of water and work to drink the entire amount. Use only clear, fresh water. Water is designed to cleanse the impurities from our body. Jesus is a spring of living water (Jeremiah 2:13) He offers us living water (John 4:14). The living water Jesus gives will cleanse the impurities from our soul. Drink. Allow the impurities to be cleansed.

Shelter
Sit in the most comfortable place in your home. Is it the chair in the living room? The sofa in the family room? Where do you love to sit when you can have time to relax on your own. God is a strong tower. No enemy can break down the walls.(Proverbs 18:10)  You are safe, relax. Is the weather outside frightful? God will be your shelter. (Psalms 61:3)

Sweet Thoughts
Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things. (Philippines 4:8)

Yes, You are Beautiful

Your challenge: share something beautiful about you (remember God gave it to you, so you are praising Him.)

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