Post by Chaplain Elizabeth on Jan 3, 2016 13:52:43 GMT -5
"My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves." 1 John 3:18-20 MSG
How well do you know yourself? Many of us are still searching to know what it is we want in life, what we want to do, what makes us happy, what makes us unique from every other individual on earth. It's a little scary to think God knows more about us than we do. Yikes! You may be thinking, "I wish He would let me in on His plan."
There is true comfort in knowing the Lord knows us so well. Think about it. He has known you since you were conceived and being formed in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13-14). This is God’s reality — knowing and loving you! "I hate my thighs...I hate my hair...I hate my big feet... I'm fat and ugly." Whatever your thought may be, change it...now! You are pleasing to Him. You are the great love of His life. You matter. Every part of you has been created by the Lord of Lords. The King of Kings. You are beautiful to Him and are a cherished child of the Almighty.
If you need to know yourself better, know this — you are a child of the King and He loves you. He has crowned you with glory and honor (Psalm 8:5), and He has prepared a place for you in His kingdom. (John 14:2)