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But you did.
It’s easy to take things into our own hands, determining our own value, or how “much” we should be loved, isn’t it? It’s like the clay taking back ownership of it’s form, telling the Potter, “I’ve got this. I can make my own vessel.”
Cringe-worthy, yet I’ll be the first to raise my hand and say how easy it is to fall into step with the wayward clay.
But, when the Potter’s hands form that vessel, thoughts included, beauty arises.
Romans 8:28-30 in The Message tells it well, showing the true reflection in the mirror. The truth from Romans is interwoven with the words below.
When she’s overweight or has big thighs.
When she has a pimple in the most obvious place.
Or when her outburst crushes the “I-won’t-blow-up-again” plan.
In fact, He knew her name, that girl in the mirror, long before she did. And He calls her…
regardless of what she can and can’t do.
Regardless of whether she performed well or simply blew it.
He’s not critical.
He’s not the tossing back-and-forth chatter we oftentimes hear while looking at ourselves in the mirror.
The Lord is stable.
His truth is stable, and our feet are solidly planted with Him.
A true love story.
I praise You for the one reading this right now. I love how You love her, even when she’s at her worst. I love that you reached down and called her by name. How beautiful and how special! You really love her and desire her to love herself as well. She IS solid, whether she feels it or not, simply because You have saved her and because You’ll be with her to the end. God, she cannot lose with You. I pray this will be a beginning for her to truly know this, for the truth to be reflected in her heart and mind forever. By Your Holy Spirit, counsel her in wisdom concerning her value to You so that she will see, in that mirror, exactly what You see, Lord. We love You, Jesus, and thank You. Amen.