He created her lovely, beautiful.

IMG_7996 IMG_7987IMG_7999IMG_8002I am totally in love with this little girl. She just gets cuter and sweeter as she grows. She loves music and dances all the time, every time the music stops she says more more more. She loves it when I chase her and catch her and then tickle her, her laughter is like sweet music and again she says more more more. She is learning so many new things and it is wonderful to watch her. I probably have said this at every stage of her growing up but this is such a delightful age and we are having so much fun together.

As her mother I have so many things I want to show her and impart to her. One thing that has been on my mind lately is about having inner peace with yourself. A heart at peace gives life to the body. In particular about having peace over who she is and who she is called to be.

I want her to know that beauty and happiness are perfected on the inside. That beauty in not defined by how you look, your measurements or the worlds standard of beauty. I want her to know that God created her and he fashioned every detail about her. He created her lovely, beautiful. I want her to be who He called her to be.

I think many people, me included struggle with this.We forget that we are created in His image. He made us and we are lovely. When did we stop listening to the creator and start listening to the lies? Someone once said to me whatever you believe is true to you so be careful what you believe.

I want her to walk with a faith of knowing and believing within herself that she is beautiful. That she is a child of God.That she is a princess, a daughter of the most high King.

When we understand that we are created in the image of God and that he deeply loves us and accepts us we can then accept ourselves. We are called to be free, to serve one another humbly in love and to walk by the spirit. To love others first we have to love ourselves. When we accept ourselves we are accepting our unchangeable physical features. When we can do that then we can focus on more important things in life such as our character. We can then strengthen our love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.

I want her to know that her beauty is more than  just what is on the outside. I want her to know that loveliness and beauty runs deep. I want her to be strong in character. Her love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control will shine out of her like the dawn, like a crown of splendor.

Again, to teach these things to my daughter I must show her. I must learn to love myself as God does and to only speak good things over myself. To make sure that what I believe lines up with the truth about who God says that I am. I need to walk with a faith of knowing and believing that I am beautiful. I need to perfect my character and let that be my focus instead of what I see in the mirror each day.

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