Fearfully and Wonderfully

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The battle is on.  What battle you may ask, there are a lot of things we are fighting for and against right now, its hard to keep them straight.  But there is one battle we as a culture are losing each day.  That is the battle for the children and teenagers. I know they may appear as though they are fine, they do alright at school and maybe even are not partying.  However there is a specific attack against them through the media that tells them that they need to look a certain way, they need to dress a specific way, weigh a set amount, you get the picture.  Society tells these youth and children that unless they meet the guidelines set by the media they will never be anything and they will never be good enough.  As adults we also fight this battle of being good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, tough enough, the list goes on.  This battle did not start when we became adults, this battle began when we were children playing on the playground. This morning as I was reading God spoke in the still voice, that HE created me, that we are made in HIS image.

13For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you. (Psalm 139:13-18)
We have been fearfully and wonderfully made, yesterday I wrote about the power of scripture and how hiding it our heart helps us to not sin against God.  Maybe one of these verses can help you to focus on what God is really saying about you and what His thoughts about you are.  Or maybe another one will help, Ephesians 2:10
10For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
So today as we go out into society that tells us we are worthless, let us not accept that and let us stand up and say that we are worthwhile because we are His!Image
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