Today I’m grateful for the fact that God knew me before I was born and loved me just the same because He was the One that knit me together. Because of that I actually love who I am because God doesn’t make junk!
Sometimes I feel guiltier for what I’m not than thankful for what I am. I now in the light of Psalm 139:13-14
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb, I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
believe that since I’m made in the image of God to believe that I’m guiltier for what I’m not is a sin and rather than guilty for what I have done. God decides what I will and will not be and I can take pleasure and gratitude in what He has chosen to create in me.
It is not for the created to tell the creator how it should have been created. I love to sing but I’m never going to be a great singer on this side of heaven. That was not one of the things I was blessed with. I can however sign to a song and touch people in that respect, as long as my mouth is shut or at least silent.
Although I love the blessing of these verses it is often easy for the flesh to get in the way of remembering exactly who created me and for whose pleasure I was created for. For that reason I love this prayer:
Dear Lord, You made me in Your image – and that is something I seem to forget daily. Please help me remember to celebrate and live in who You made me to be, and not dwell on what I wish I were. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
By Lysa TerKeurst, from “Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress”
Joy – A Fellow Sojourner & A Woman After God’s Own Heart!