Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday and a big welcome today, to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that your day is off to a good start and that you will truly find God to be the greatest friend you could ever have!
Did you know that God accepts you and loves you…just for who you are? One thing I have come to see, through a very difficult past; is that God never creates anyone, unless He can love and care for them first.
You know…when I grew up; it seemed as though my life was based on an artificial love and whoever claimed to love me at the time…only seemed to turn around and hurt me. I never felt good enough and I always felt that if I wasn’t skinny and pretty; then I was nothing…but later in life; God walked me down a road; that truly led me to a real love…a love that never places stipulations on a relationship and never expects me to be anything more; then what I was created to be.
It seems like anymore, people are working harder and harder, just so someone will love them. I see women who have to have the perfect body…the right clothes or no clothes at all…not even realizing that it’s the heart that matters more than anything.
How is it that we work so hard, to be something we aren’t, when there is a God, who will love us in a very simple way…just for who we are? I truly believe that God doesn’t look at the outward appearance…only the heart and when His love resides within our hearts; then I believe that this love alone can make us feel completely whole…to the place where we no longer have to keep searching for that perfect love.
As I look back to a time, when I was a young girl, I remember a painful moment in my life, when my father’s words cut deep within my heart. It was on a Sunday morning and we were all getting around for church and I had decided to try a new hairstyle, which didn’t turn out the way I had planned; so I quickly went out, to rinse the curls out of my hair. On the way out of my room, my father saw me and from there, he began to say that if I didn’t start looking better; then I would never get married. From that moment on, I found myself trying to be this perfect daughter and it not only affected my life then; but it even affected me later in life, as I always tried to keep up a perfect house.
Through time, I came to experience a God who truly accepted me, for the way I am. It doesn’t matter to Him, if my hair is a mess or if I have makeup on or not….He’s always there and in a very loving way. I have come to truly see that nothing matters…only the heart and He definitely has a way of making life much easier for me. Now I call Him my Father and Friend and I thank Him for His unfailing love to me!
So tell me…why are we looking for a perfect love, in an imperfect world? Why are we exhausting ourselves, to be something we aren’t, when there’s a God, who accepts us for who we are? One thing I can say for sure today…God loves us all so very much! How can He not love something that He made in His own image? Do we realize that when we allow others to put us down; that we are actually allowing them to put God down? Today, we need to stop searching for a love that only causes us to be something we aren’t and start being who God created us to be…something very special in His eyes!
Blessings on your day!
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