God Sees Beautiful In You

dsc01044 Momma Friend, There is only one YOU.
You and your child are a match made in heaven.

God gave your child YOU. God sees beautiful in you.

He knows the mom we can be today and continue to become—as we depend on him. We can be his vessels to reflect his love and character. The more we invite God into our life and follow him, we become more like him.

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3.18)

dsc00447Every day he works in our heart and in our child’s heart. Every day. We decide to turn toward him or not.

He pours love to you. Receive it.
He showers grace. Embrace it.
He supplies wisdom, discernment, and guidance. Seek it, listen for it, watch for it.
He dwells with you. Abide.
He comforts and restores. Rest with him.
God is with you every day. Talk to him–and listen.

We’ll have good days and not-so-good days. We mess up and our child messes up. We hurt and disappoint each other—and we disappoint our self. We are being built by a God who knows our weaknesses, loves unconditionally, and desires that we walk with him.

“For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.” 
(1 Corinthians 3.9)

dsc00890Know that you are very significant. That’s a value statement, not a pressure statement. You matter greatly to your child, in the life of your child, and to God. God sees beautiful in you.

For through him (Jesus) we both have access in one Spirit to the Father . . . you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. (Ephesians 2.18-22)

The Importance of You

IMG_0741When we become a mother, we know it’s a big moment. We’re clueless as to how big.

If you’re like me, you knew very little about being a mom when you became one. I didn’t even know how to change a diaper. At every age of raising children, we work to push away thoughts of what-we-don’t-know about the season looming around the corner.

We want to be a good mom.
Every day. Every season. All of our child’s life.

IMG_0746When God gives us our child, He doesn’t go anywhere. He remains.
He’s our Number One Supporter. After all, He created us. Faithfully, He is molding us into the woman He already designed. A woman who believes she is His Beloved.

Lovingly and purposefully, God reigns over us and over our child.

First, God wants us to know how much He loves us.
He cherishes and delights in YOU. Not because of what you do…because you are His, loved with an everlasting love.

So much of the love He wants to give our child, He wants to come through us.

To be the mom that God wants us to be is to be a mom who believes and knows she is deeply and unconditionally loved by Him.

Receive God’s love for you, and let His love flow through you to your child.

Dear God,
I want to believe You love me like this. Please help me grow to know this in my heart. I choose to receive Your love. Thank You. Amen.

Happy Mother’s Day!