February 14, 2019

So I was going to a love related Valentine's verse but I decided not to because I'm a firm believer in loving someone year round and not just on Valentine's day, that being said I do have a super verse for today... 

"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me." 

1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV 

So the other day I was thinking about how everyone in the world is wonderfully made through Christ, we each have special talents and gifts. Everyone is beautiful. Everyone is loved by the father. Everyone is gifted. And yet we often sit and sulk about the things we think are wrong with us... we aren’t skinny enough or we aren’t smart enough or we aren’t brave enough. Personally I have been fighting to gain weight and I feel I'm not pretty enough because I don’t have the curves that pretty girls have.. but this is where we get to stop and take a step back and think about this verse, "But by the grace of God I am what I am..." God knit you in your mother's womb (Psalm 139:13) he knew what he wanted for us!! Its through his grace that we are the beautifully made creations that we are!!! How incredibly lucky to be made by the hand of God, so when I start to think that I'm not pretty enough, I just remember that God created me and that I'm extremely grateful he gave me the strengths that I have and I begin to realize I am who I am because of God, "...And his grace to me was not without effect." Always remember that you are a beloved child of the father and that especially on those days when you feel like you are less than, remember that your gifts are the gifts from God and he chose them specifically for you before you were even born, you are incredibly blessed and special and beautiful and smart and gifted, hold on to that as you go through today. Run with it or walk with it 😉 

Let us pray, God we just thank you so’ much for giving us your gifts and your grace. We are beautifully and wonderfully made in you and we are just so grateful for that.  And God we ask that you guide us back to you when we feel like we are less than worthy. We ask that you remind us that we are a beloved child of God and we pray this all in your name, Amen