Friday, December 7, 2012

Faith Builder by Lynn Cowell

I got the following message in my inbox this morning, and after some thought, I came to the conclusion that it was just too relevant not to share. So read, enjoy, and share with someone else who may be struggling in this area :)

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Faith Builder: Day 3
I paid a huge price for you...that's how much you mean to me!
That's how much I love you! I'd sell of the whole world to
get you back, trade the creation just for you.
-Isaiah 43:1, 4 (The Message)
When Prince William and Kate got married, it was like watching a Disney fairy tale movie in real life.
Except, perhaps, for all the press. Reporters commented on the price tag of everything-Kate's gown, shoes, ring, flowers, etc. Until they came to the tiara.
That's how they described her gorgeous headpiece. Given to Queen Elizabeth as a gift for her eighteenth birthday, this diamond tiara was on loan to the princess-to-be.
No price tag could be put on the brilliant crown; it was impossible to replace. If it should somehow disappear, Scotland Yard would be all over London in a heartbeat.
In the end though, the tiara is still just a super fancy hat. A thing that can be lost or stolen.
That's so very different from you.
Because Jesus gave his everything, his very life, to
make you his.
The girl who understands just how much she is wanted is a girl who can be fully confident-empowered to make every decision a wise one, because she knows her decisions matter. A girl who knows that she is priceless is a girl who will never settle for anything short of the best from the one who loves her the most. A girl who is sure
that she is cherished and adored is a girl who no longer worries about herself; her focus is on sharing this radical love with all those she comes in contact with.
You can be that girl.
Jesus, I love the sound of being a confident girl. I know it doesn't come easy like popping something in a microwave. Help me do what it takes to grasp hold of the confidence that comes through getting just how much you love me! Amen.
The Bible says we are the bride of Christ. Think we'll wear wedding gowns in heaven? If so, what would your perfect gown look like?

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