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Friday, September 19, 2008

Who Am I?

Who am I?

I'm a:

But... who am I?

His word says:

You are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for you to do. Ephesians 2:10

As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you. Isaiah 62:5

God made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver. Isaiah 49:2

You brought me out of the womb, Lord; you made me trust in you even at my mother's breast. From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother's womb you have been my God. Psalm 22:9-10

O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Psalm 139:1-3

What a comfort to know that even when I struggle with the many hats assigned for me to wear daily that God knows me and loves me. He knows my thoughts and my ways.

I watch teens screaming to be different, yet the same. Wanting to figure out who they are but conforming to trends to be accepted. But it goes past the teenage years. Even as adult women we want to fit in. From our clothes to our children... from the vehicles we drive to even the cell phone in our purse. These things all identify us to the world. God doesn't define me by my looks, or my car. He knows my heart even when my daughter goes to school without her paper signed or when I burn a batch of cookies. I'm not a failure to God when my purse isn't coach and my sinks aren't sparkling clean.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

I am wonderfully made and God loves me. He loves you too! I don't know about you, but just reading that verse is like taking a breath of clean fresh air. Exhale.

Think About It:

Do you struggle with the world's view of you?
Do you find yourself constantly trying to fit in or stand out?
Do you worry you don't measure up to the people around you?

If so, memorize that verse. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderfully made.

Thank you God for creating me, thank you for loving me just as I am. I am yours!

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Blogger Becca said...

I needed the encouragement this morning and to be reminded I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I constantly struggle with the questions you asked. thanks

September 19, 2008 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger ~~Devita~~ said...

very nice sister!! thank you very much.

September 19, 2008 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Patty Wysong said...

These verses are always so encouraging and comforting! Above all the hats that I wear, I am God's and He loves me. Wow! Thanks for the reminder!!

September 19, 2008 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger LauraLee Shaw said...

This is beautiful! With my Pastor's leading, I've started telling people that "I am a saint disguised as a homemaker, writer and worship leader." I love it that our identity comes from Him!

September 19, 2008 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger una sognatrice newyorkese said...

i am so happy that i found this blog, i need to find faith and it's always good to read some word of encouragement.

September 19, 2008 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger gail@more than a song said...

Good reminder Annie! AND, He knows our name.......remind me to email you sometime to tell you sort of a middle of the night experience I had with that!

September 19, 2008 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger annb said...

Good post, Annie. I sometimes wonder if God is pleased when we spend frivolously the blessings He has provided us when there is so much more to be done in His name. There are many shopaholics in this world who flaunt their purchases, their name brands, their "stuff" as things to be proud of! I'm so thankful that God doesn't see us as the world sees us. He promised to provide all of our needs - not our wants, which many times are obtained just to show others that we are "equal or above the standard set by the world. It truly is comforting to know that I don't have to be a part of the world to be accepted by God.
In His Love and Blessings,

September 20, 2008 at 8:01 AM  

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