“You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.”
Song of Solomon 4:7 NIV
The flaws we see, are not flaws in His eyes. There is not one thing He sees in His creation that He doesn’t love.
He is well pleased in just the way I am…
So why the constant strive for more… More beauty, more acceptance, more you name it!
Because we haven’t renewed our minds… And renewing your mind isn’t a one time only thing, it’s a daily thing, a constant shifting and looking at things above.
We haven’t fixed our eyes on truth…
We’ve gotten lazy, we haven’t been FIGHTING!
Did you know the King is enthralled by your beauty? Hard to believe eh?
Psalm 45:11 says, “Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your Lord.”
It’s not only hard enough to believe this truth… That He absolutely delights in us. He adores us, He is well pleased in His daughters. But it’s even harder to ACCEPT it.
That’s what I’m learning these days, and I pray that the message that you are His beloved, dearly loved would be planted so deeply in you as well!
That you would FIGHT for the truth of who He says you are!
Our creator doesn’t make mistakes!
Everyday I encourage you to spend a few minutes meditating on…
1. How He feels about you
2. How He feels when you critique everything about yourself, compare a and are unhappy with who He made you to be
3. How you feel when paying attention to how He feels
Isn’t it mind blowing that each person can have an effect on Him… On His emotions. The creator of the universe! Really??
Now I automatically assume He would feel judgement on me when I look in the mirror absolutely disgusted by my body, and judge me for being one hundred percent full of shame for allowing it to get this way. But the truth is there is no way He looks at me with judgement. He looks at me with love.
Look up some of your favorite verses on exactly how Christ feels about you…
Your worth dying for (John 3:16)
He sees His spotless Son (Galatians 2:20)
You are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)
You make Him smile (Psalm 85:11)
He DELIGHTS in you… Is well pleased (Zephaniah 3:17)
You are not condemned (Romans 8:1)
He’s enthralled by you (Psalm 45:11)
You’re His beloved, His desire is for you (Song of Solomon 7:10)
You are absolutely perfect in His sight! (Song of Solomon 4:7)
Meditate on them! Imprint them on your heart! Cause your mind to constantly be fixed on these truths.
I recently heard a great analogy that I think is a perfect illustration of how we make Him feel when we see ourselves, His masterpiece, and respond with … Oh but I wish I looked like her, or I wish my stomach was just a bit tighter, or I had smaller legs, or that I was not me… Whatever you say or feel when you look in the mirror
Here it is…
Imagine yourself as a mother or father. In my case, a mother… You and your husband have a child, and that child looks just like you… blonde hair, blue eyes. That child bears your image. That little girl looks in the mirror one day and says, “ugh I hate this blonde hair, I wish it was brown, and if only I had green eyes.” HOW WOULD THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?? You of course wouldn’t feel judgement, you’d understand her discontentment. But answer this honestly yourself… I would feel a deep emotion of sadness. My little girl doesn’t see all I see in her!
For me, what I feel when I pay attention to how He feels. I feel peace, rest. I feel Him saying to me that He is for me, not against me, and He will get me there… To that place I want to be someday! I feel victorious!
I’ve learnt also that I need to be bringing God into those moments of temptation. These moments of comparisons, of standing in the mirror and immediately analyzing and being repulsed by everything about me, in those moments of saying if only I had… (Fill in the blank) then I’d be happy.
I need to stare the shame in the face and say God this is how I’m feeling. I feel shame, but I know you do NOT look down on me with shame. I choose to see myself the way You see me. I choose to meditate on only that which is worth meditating on.