To Read on the Journey

Sunday, October 7, 2012

I ♥ Being Fabulous (Day 8)

For 31 days I am writing to my children
my future grandchildren, great, and all my great-grandchildren.

Be you. 

You are created in God's image.

Each one of us is.

It's evident when I look at mankind that God has many remarkable, unique, wonder-full, mysterious, indescribable characteristics.

Really look, around you, in you, and you will see glimpses of Father God. 

"I can see the fingerprints of God when I look at you,
I can see the fingerprints of God, and I know it's true, 
You're a masterpiece that all creation quietly applauds, 
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God." 
I'm ashamed to say that I have attempted to harness many of the unique qualities the Creator purposefully sketched into me.  I've foolishly tried to fit into some mold of what I thought was "socially acceptable."      

"Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken" 
Oscar Wilde

Then I became Josie's mommy.  

Josie knows she is fabulous.  She doesn't even question it.  Last week she declared, "I love being awesome!"  No harnessing, no trying to fit in- just embracing the masterpiece God made in her! 
I whispered to my Maker, "I want that."  
 As a parent I am fully aware that God artfully sketched unique characteristics into each of my children.  
I delight in these 3 works of art! 
I see how intentional God was when he designed and wrote them.  I see (in part) how He is uniquely glorified through each of them.

And then I get it...He did the same with me.  Me!

-Expressive, deep thinker, wear-my-heart-on-my-sleeve, chatty, lover of words, people person, story teller, creator of a lovely home, detail oriented, cleaner, organizer, truth-seeker, rule-follower, party-planner, singer, silly dancer, interceding, loves out-loud, I ♥ being fabulousMADE IN HIS IMAGE, ME!   
 I Delight in who God designed you to be.  I pray that you will embrace that you are made in His image. He didn't get it wrong, He got you just right! I pray that you will embrace your unique design, and live to make Him known in whatever ways He wants you to. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen. 

Live in Peace, 

Posts from 31 Days of God-giver:
Day 1- Reap What I Sow
Day2- Get To Know God  
Day3-  God is God.
Day 4- Wrap Your Arms Around Him


Jamie Van Nuys said...

I love that you are encouraging your children in their uniqueness, it is so important!! Also, love the reminder to embrace the same principals as adults, sometimes I get so caught up in the need to blend in!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I want that too! So grateful for the lessons from Josie. Beautiful. Thank you, Denise! The photos are fantastic! :)

Linda Z said...

Yikes... this one got me really teary!! I'm working on it! :)