He saw us.

“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139:16

We celebrate our birthdays as the day that our fully formed body came into the world and we breathed our first breath.

Birthdays mark the beginning of our lives, but in this Scripture, God was celebrating us long before our birthday!

He saw us before we were even formed; he knew that we were destined for life, even before that first breath.

What an amazing God we have, who is not only all-knowing, but ever personal.

Take courage and strength from the truth that you were destined from the beginning and you have a wonderful purpose!

No matter how you have judged that image in the mirror staring back at you before, no matter how little or plenty self-esteem you may possess, no matter rejected or rejoiced over, and whatever you may be about to face in your day – hold your head high and remember the One who created you for such a time as this.

The knowledge of God’s total attention on you can change the way you step into your day.

And into the fullness of who you are!

Because

He saw us!

In His image.

In His likeness.

He saw us first.

Can we even begin to handle the enormity of that knowledge?

I’m going to try.

Beginning today!

Music: The Best Thing by JJ Heller

hugs n’ blessings for all those who affirm our existence here on earth, but especially to those giddy enough to step into their day with God’s full attention on them!

bounce

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Have you ever read something that left you feeling as if it had been written

JUST FOR YOU?  

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I’ve been having several of those moments within these past weeks & months.  The material has come from multiple sources and has applied to various circumstances; but none the less, I have marveled as my Heavenly Father has led me to each one.

It’s as if He’s handing me important pieces to the jig-saw puzzle of my life. Continue reading “bounce”

love me just as you are!

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Lucca, Italy

Love Me Just As You Are!

Author Unknown

I know your wretchedness, the struggles and tribulations of your soul and the weakness of your sickly body; I know your cowardice, your sins, your dejection, and yet I tell you, “Give me your heart, love me just as you are!”

If you wait to be an angel before abandoning yourself and giving yourself to Love, you’ll never love me.  Although you fall over & over into those faults that you would never wish to commit, although you may be so weak in the practice of virtue; I will bear everything, except your refusal to love me.  

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Florence, Italy.

At every instant and in every state of mind in which you may find yourself, in fervor as in dryness, love me just as you are!  I want the love of your needy heart; if you wait to be perfect to love me, you’ll never love me.  Am I not able to make of every grain of sand a seraph, radiant in purity, nobility, and love?  Could I not, with a single movement of my will, make thousands of saints arise out of nothingness, a thousand times more perfect and lovable than the ones I have created?  Am I not the omnipotent one?  And if I have wished to leave unmade forever all these marvelous beings, and have preferred your poor love to theirs? Continue reading “love me just as you are!”