For In Other Words Tuesday, I chose the quote above. I hope you'll join in with your direct link.
I have to admit that I'm the queen of trying to fix myself. I've spent countless hours and money on:
You name it; I've probably tried it. Although several of my 'fixes' may have temporarily helped, that's just what they were ...temporary.
The Only One who truly sees me and loves me as I am ...is Jesus.
I love the Scriptures from 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.
When I received Jesus as my personal Savior, I became a new person. Even though I continue to struggle with my flesh, I am declared righteous before God.
So when God looks at Debbie, He sees ...Jesus' righteousness.
Since I did nothing to earn it, all I can do is to receive this gift of love. And when I truly embrace this love, it begins to overflow to others.
Have you ever seen someone who has a special radiance about them? They may not have the physical beauty that our world seems to admire. But there's something so attractive about them. The love of God within a person can be so beautiful, peaceful and able to draw people in.
I'd like to have more of that!
So, instead of trying to fix myself, I make the choice to ...fix my gaze on Jesus.
Instead of focusing on what's wrong with me, I make the choice ...to praise Him.
And as I fall deeper and deeper in love with Him, I know that love ...will overflow to others.
Blessings and love,