Friday, July 26, 2013

in His image...

"You were made in His image!!" We have become extremely calloused to this phrase. But do we really understand it? Can we even fathom being intricately design by the Creator of the sea, stars, and sun?

It can be overwhelming to just stare at His creation. As the sun rises and the waves roll in and out, we all begin to realize how big our God is. I mean, c'mon. Just take a look at that sunset. Unfortunately, my iPhone camera just doesn't do it justice. To see the sunset spread across the sky over miles and miles of beach and ocean was extremely humbling. 

"For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works, my soul knows it very well."
Psalm 139:13-14

I have dealt with a lot of self confidence issues in the past. (I am precious, honored, and loved.) Thankfully, over the years, I have discovered that my "beauty" lies in the truth of my salvation. Not in my reflection. It is really sad how strongly our culture runs off of the outward appearance. Just yesterday, while I was walking around a crowded event at the beach, a random guy made a comment about my weight. That's right. A complete stranger. After the shock wore off, I was quite sad. Not for myself, I know that what he was uncalled for and not true. But I was sad for him. Obviously, there was something inside of him pushing to put another person down. With all that being said, I'm better than that quick jab. I was knit together by the creator of that beautiful sunset. Every single part of me, He has divinely placed. Who am I to question Him? He has a special plan for me and it has nothing to do with my outward appearance or my physical attributes. 

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  1. Love this whole post - especially that last line!
    It's so easy to forget this truth and focus how we can better our "exterior" rather than submit to God to change or interior.

    Thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to reading more from you, Lauren!

  2. Oh Praise God! This post was awesome. We are more than our looks and we are defined only by our Creator. While I know it's easier said than done in this world but we have to maintain a so what attitude when we face people that want us to fit neatly into their little boxes. We are so much more than this world could ever fathom. We are children of God, valued, loved, cherished, and sung over.

  3. Oh my goodness, I can't believe a stranger said that about your weight! You are beautiful and handcrafted by the Lord! Thanks so much for linking up with me!

  4. I agree with you that it is sad that some people feel the need to put other people down. And it is usually in order to make them feel better about who they are.

    Of course it feels me with awe when I think about being made in His image. That is such a powerful thing. We are so fearfully and wonderfully made that it blows my mind when people say it was all an accident.

  5. I am so glad I came across your blog, that is exactly what I needed, Thank you!! I am your newest follower. :))

  6. Girl that you for sharing your heart! We are all fearfully and wonderfully made and I love to remember that verse in times of self-doubt.

  7. Amen, Lauren! I've heard my fair share of laughs and snickers at my outer appearance but I'm inspired by how you didn't let those words shake you. Our beauty definitely lies in our salvation and not our reflections and I want to thank you for this beautiful reminder. :)

  8. This is great! Thanks for sharing! I'm sorry you heard that comment, but you're right... there must be something in himself he was insecure about and instead wanted to put someone else down.

    I'm glad I found you through the link-up for this topic! I wrote a post on it too and find it so cool to read everyone's thought on the topic... it brings us all together in a way!



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