Sunday, November 6, 2011

God Said You Are Wonderful

Acts 17:28
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

I love that I live, I move, and have my being in Christ.  That everything I do, dream to accomplish, all that I am is in him.  I say this to those who deal with self esteem issues.  It is such a heavy burden to have not being comfortable with yourself, or like certain things about yourself.  Know that in his eyes you belong to him.  That in him you are Complete!  You are without spot or blemish in the sight of your God.  If you are a child of God you should not burden yourself with thoughts of not being good enough, not being pretty enough.  When God created you and this earth he said that it was good.  He loves you, He created you.  Today we are going to look at some scriptures that will speak against low self esteem.

  Psalm 139:13-14
For you created my inmost being;
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
   your works are wonderful,
   I know that full well. 

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
Psalms 17:8

I would like to talk a little bit about this scripture because this scripture shows how God is not a God that looks at appearance.  God choose David because of his heart, his inner most being.  When Samuel was to go out and find a King that God was to appoint, Samuel thought that some of the men brought to him was the one because of their appearance.  Because they had a nice form built, handsome, and all of the above but God said no this is not what my eye sees.  My eye see far beyond looks, a smile, how much makeup, what type of nose you have, or do you have wrinkles in your forehead.  God sees the inside of you, who you really are. 

In the end your heart is what matters.  God judges you on your heart.  God told Jeremiah that he formed his insides the way he saw fit for him.  That he was wonderfully made.  That when he made him he was not afraid that he would not look the way he intended for him to look, He was not afraid that he would be incapable of doing all that God wanted him to do.  Don't be afraid of  yourself, of your mistakes, of your looks, of your abilities because just as he formed Jeremiah in his mothers womb so he formed you in your mothers womb.

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