Monday, May 14, 2012

Wonderful. Perfect. Beautiful. YOU!

Following is a message that I shared this past weekend at a Mother's Day Tea that I was given the opportunity to speak at.  May you be blessed by the message that the Lord gave me to share.  Your sister in Christ, Karen Rae

Today is a day to celebrate YOU!  YOU are BEAUTIFUL; you are fearfully and wonderfully made!  (Psalm 139:14)

YOU are beautiful to God.  He knows YOU. He loves YOU. He has a plan for YOUR LIFE.

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV  "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." 

I pray that each of you see yourself as the Lord sees you.  YOU are beautiful inside and out through the eyes of God. 

Some of you may be thinking that you’re NOT beautiful on the inside because of past sins, which is a lie from the pit of hell!  God's word says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”  2 Corinthians 5:17 

Start thinking about the new person you are in Christ.  Forget the things which are behind and press forward.  Paul says in Phil 3:13, "...this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before." 

YOU are Beautiful inside and out!  YOU are made in His image; your identity is in Christ! 

The world has defined beauty in ways that GOD has not. When GOD looks at us He doesn't see a specific color, size, age or hair style as beautiful. He looks at us; sees His Son in us and sees us as beautiful! He looks at us and sees who He has created and who calls Him Abba Father and He sees beautiful daughters!

Once I fully surrendered my heart to the LORD and was healed from past pains, sins done to me and sins I committed; it was then I could begin to see myself through HIS EYES and in doing so that is when I saw HIS BEAUTY and realized; I'm Beautiful in Christ! His Hand is on me (and you) and we have been Hand crafted by Him so how can we possibly be anything other than BEAUTIFUL both physically & spiritually?!

Once we KNOW whose we are (GOD's) then we begin to know who we are, which is His Beautiful creation.  It is time we take back what the world has stolen from us – our worth and beauty just as we are! 

Just tell the lies in your head to be quiet because it is time to start speaking God’s truth over yourself and to yourself!  Then start telling those around you His truth too. 

He cares about you, your sweet spirit and your soul. He loves you, just as you are.

No matter who you are:  a stay-at-home parent, a single parent, one who feels alone, one who is dying or just someone who is hurting in this sometimes cruel and harsh world, remember God is always with you. He loves you and you will always be beautiful in God's eyes. 

Whatever your reflection in the mirror is telling you today – look past it and deep within to the beauty that matters most – His love alive and well within you! I pray you will open your eyes to see yourself both physically & spiritually as He does – BEAUTIFUL!

Don’t let the world shape how you see yourself one more day. Don’t allow the enemy to remind you of your past sins, remember that you are a new creation in Christ.  Don’t compare your body, hair, eyes, nose, clothes, shoes, feet, etc. to anyone else – because God made NO mistake in creating you to be you! Wonderful. Perfect. Beautiful. YOU!

Stand in the beauty He has created – YOU are WONDERFULLY FEARFULLY AND PERFECTLY made!!!!

I pray right now in the name of Jesus that the men & women reading this post will see themselves through your eyes, Lord, and be SET FREE from insecurities. I pray, Lord, that they will see your love and beauty that live deep within each of them.  I pray that each of your sons & daughters will boldly step out in faith and become ALL that you have created them to be.  Thank you, Lord, for the FREEDOM we have in YOU.  In your precious Holy name we pray, AMEN!   

Be CONFIDENT in Christ, Sisters! The Lord has a GREAT PLAN & PURPOSE for your life, and remember that YOU are BEAUTIFUL because YOU are His!  

With Love & Blessings, Karen Rae