You Are Precious! (and Breaking Busy Book Winner!)

You alone created my inner being.
You knitted me together inside my mother.
I will give thanks to you
because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made.
Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this.

Psalm 139:13-14

As a child my father told me regularly that I was not his and he simply found me under a rock. Maybe I was just a too sensitive child, or maybe not, but either way it hurt and scarred me for years. My worth was tied up in those words. If I wasn’t enough for my own Dad then how could I possibly be enough for anyone else either?

About two years ago I woke up to notes all over our apartment from Jim. Sweet reminders of how much I am loved and cherished. He spoke over me things that the Lord wanted me to soak in, things I needed to hear so chains could be broken and healing could be let fully in.

That morning after I made my breakfast I went to check my e-mail on my Mac, when I opened it I found another note. This one though wrecked me.

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I was completely undone with these simple eight words.

If you know me well enough you’ve heard this story before because I love to tell people the truth that I am more those hurtful words would have me to believe.

I am the daughter of a King,

I am His righteousness.

I am loved

I am redeemed.

I am enough.

And so are you.

I didn’t do anything to be any one of those things any more than I ever did anything for my Dad to not want to claim me.

You may have felt like I have at different times in your life, like you aren’t enough but you are. You are more than enough. At the feet of Jesus it really does not matter what others think or how they feel about you. All He sees is his love for you. A love that no earthly love can ever match up to.

If you need to, remind yourself of that daily, hourly, by the minute, or even by the second. Make post-its reminding you of how incredibly important you are and post them to anything that stands still. You were loved long before you were born and will be loved long after you are gone by your Creator. You were brought to this earth to serve a purpose. To be His masterpiece and bring Him glory through your beautiful life. And I know, life might not always feel beautiful, but when you stop and look closely we can see the worth and beauty in it you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

 

Now, I believe it is time to name a winner of a copy of Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington!

I am so very pleased to announce the winner of the Breaking Busy book giveaway is Barbara W. You will be receiving your copy of Breaking Busy from me (via amazon) on the release day! Thank you everyone that liked and shared the post!

 

 

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