Sunday, October 30, 2011

Warm and Fuzzy!

Tonight at Girls Group we made some super cute warm blankets for babies in Augusta/Butler County.  We talked about Jonah too (more on that later this week!) It was so sweet to watch the girls in teams to sit and chat and tie the blanket, knowing that soon a sweet baby will be wrapped in it.  That the girls were serving others, giving up some of their time to share love with babies/families they may never meet! <3 So very proud of each of them! We ended the meeting with prayer for the babies and families that will receive them!  God you are so good!

Have a Beautiful Day! 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Don't Believe the Lie!

Hello Beautiful Girls! 

Today I wanted to share with you some truths! All to often we believe the lies that we aren't enough (pretty enough, smart enough, good enough, popular enough, etc...). I believed the lies all through my teen years.  I tried all kinds of things to be the person I  thought others wanted me to be.  I didn't like my self, and often felt shame from what I did, but I didn't think or know that there was any other way to live!  So I struggled for a very long time with who I was, and made a lot of bad choices along the way.  I thought that if I did what I thought others wanted then they would like me.  I was wrong!  And I payed for that in big ways!  I was well into my twenties maybe not truly till I hit my thirties that I began to love myself! That's too long to wait! So I thought I'd do something about so that you aren't feeling the same way I did for so long!  

I believe that God got me through those terrible years, even when I didn't know Him so that I could be an encouragement to you! 
Psalm 139: 13 You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb.  

Ephesians 1:4-5 For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.  In Love He predestined us to be adopted as His (daughters) sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will.  

God created us knew us before we were born whether we acknowledge Him or not He knows us! 

 Our world tries to make us think that we have to look a certain way to be Beautiful but God tells us in His word something Different!

Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. 

If God created us  in His image, who are we to say that what He created is anything less than Beautiful! 

The World makes us believe we aren't enough we always have to strive for more! More things = better life!  That is a lie! 

Hebrews 13:5-6  Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; 6 So we say with confidence, never will I forsake you.”  “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. 

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who gives me strength

God Tells us we are enough, that through Him we can do anything, and He will never leave us! That brings me so much encouragement, to know that I am not alone!

We will be tempted to do bad things but we can choose not to do them! It will not be easy to resist but we can if we depend on God. 

1 Corinthians 10: 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it

Hebrews 11:40 God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. 

He wants good things for us! He gives us a way out! 

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  

He forgives us when we fail him, when we sin, when we choose our way instead of His! 

Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 118:5 When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place

Psalm 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction 
   and knew the anguish of my soul.

Girls Don't believe the lies!  Seek out the truth for yourself! Know God's word and His truths and how they apply to you! 
Know you are Loved, thought of, and Prayed for! 

Have a Beautiful Day!


P.S. This Video by Sara Haze is a reminder to not believe the lies we are told!