I love to look for shells on the beach! It was my daughter’s senior year in high school and we had decided to take a girls trip to the beach. I wanted to make some pictures of Madison’s name in the sand with a few pretty shells around it for her graduation invitations. After a short search for shells, I set about writing her name in the sand and trying to take the pics quickly before the waves came and washed it away. Again and again the waves came and washed her name away. Again and again I would re-write Madison in the sand and try to snap a picture before it was gone again. It made me think of how satan tries to write on our hearts and minds with his lies. You know the one’s I’m talking about? You will never be enough. You are a failure. You’re not pretty enough, not skinny enough, not smart enough, not adventurous enough. Not good enough. Those are words you will never find in the Bible. God’s Word says in Deuteronomy:
- Deuteronomy 28:13 (NIV)The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.
And in Isaiah:
- Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
When we stay in the word of God by reading the Bible and flow in the Holy Spirit, those things satan tries to call us are washed away. The enemy tries to use circumstances and moments to change us but God is continuously washing the slate clean. How I wish we could really grasp this! Oh how HE loves us!
- Philippians 4:8 (NIV)Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
- Psalms 51:2 (KJV)Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
My prayer for you today is that no matter where you are right now, that you would know that you ARE enough. You are the head and not the tail. You are blessed, beautiful, and loved by a God who sent his only son to die just for you. THAT is how special you are to HIM!
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