NEW! mp3: Peace in the Storms: Keys to Unlocking God's Voice
This is from an "Iron Sharpens Iron for Women" event in Milford, PA on October 22, 2011

Wonderfully Made

There are days when it seems that negative words and thoughts hit unexpectedly. When this happens, we have a choice to make. Do we allow the words and thoughts to affect and direct our attitude and mood or do we counter the negativity by replacing the words and thoughts with scripture? We can hold on to God’s Words to protect our minds and hearts. In scripture, God says of us:

“My child, I have created every intricate and delicate part of you; you are fearfully and wonderfully made.”
“You were created in MY image.”
“You are my treasured possession.”
“I know your thoughts, your motives.”
“I knew you before you were born; I formed you in your mother’s womb; I have wonderful plans for your life.”
“I have called you and set you apart to be MY child. I call you “MINE”.
“Your true beauty is within your heart.” This week, I have been working to replace negative words and thoughts with God’s truth and when I do, my spirit has been immediately calmed. God continues to teach me that my significance – my value – my motives, purpose and plans, are to be wrapped up in Him. HE is the only one who sees the true me. His thoughts of me are many and He delights in me. So, if the God of the universe sees my true potential and continually draws me to Himself so that I will achieve that potential, is there anyone else that I truly need to try to please?

How about you? Have you searched scriptures to get a greater understanding of your value and significance to your Father in Heaven? It is of immeasurable value to understand how God sees you so that you can see your worth from HIS view of you and not the view of those around you.

He searches my heart and HE prays for me.
“And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” Romans 8:27

Blessings this day!

Mary Hamrick
February 2011

For more from Mary, check out the "Insight" Archive or read her bio.

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