You are beautiful
Do you feel READY to accept these words? Yes? No? Read on. Wherever you are on the journey, He's got you!
Recap for women who are just joining us, why are we doing this journey together?
We're going DEEPER to wrestle with what it means to 'do' womanhood well in today's world-gone-crazy! To choose to say yes, I AM who God says I AM. To believe that we are here to do sometimes hard & holy things. To be loved by God, and to live a life that tells others what its like to be loved by Him. To stand in the gap for others. And to live - truly LIVE - each and every day while keeping eternity in mind.
Soul scripture of the week - Proverbs 31:30:
"Charm can be misleading, and beauty fades - but this virtuous woman who lives in fear, reverence and wonder of the Lord, SHE will be praised throughout eternity"
Where does your beauty come from?
Who have you given power to say you are not beautiful?
Because every woman is made holy beautiful in Him.
This weeks speaks of a beauty that goes more than skin deep. For YOU are beautiful deep down to your soul. A soul that is made to be laid bare before your maker, and feel the freedom of being fully known and made beautiful in him.
We love this reminder of the Father's heart for YOU from our Loop sisters:
"My daughter, you are the one I made. You are the one I crafted. You are the one I adorn with garlands, with beauty I see, with beauty that sweeps Me off my feet.
I love you.
And there is not guilt and cost and expectation in it. I love you because I do. You can’t alter it. You can’t change Me. You are what I have made, and I love what I have made.
Look up now, not down. I mean this:
I love you.
How you are.
There is nothing to chase down, my love. There is nothing to earn or improve or repair. I create. I heal what I have made. Let me lean in, place my hand upon your heart"*
FEAR and lies of the enemy will say we need to do more, be more to be worthy of love. God's Truth says I created you to be whole and holy beautiful in me. May you come to know that your unique beauty is a gift from me, to be who you uniquely are out in this world that desperately needs to hear and know of me.
What lies of your appearance might you be believing?
Where do you need to replace this with God's truth?
How can you embody this? Write and speak truth in a daily affirmation. Our words have power, and our hearts/mind/will needs to come into alignment with God's Truth. Even when we don't at first believe.
Father God, we come into agreement today with your Truth. That you have created us whole and holy to be beautiful in you. We take back ground of the enemy and say that the mirror is not our enemy. We don't need to do more, achieve more, create more, cover up more, change more; we are enough just as we are in you. We come to you today with open hearts to do what only you can do. Help seed this Truth in us this week. In Jesus name, we are so honoured to pray xx
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SONG FOR YOU:
Open Space - Housefires
*from Loop Devotional, Gather Ministries.