Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Ugly Turned Beautiful Life

"God's Word was meant for 
the ugly life."  

~ Beth Moore from the study, "Breaking Free."

Can I just admit it? I live the ugly life. I live the sinful life: getting angry, prideful, jealous, bitter, depressed, and doubtful. I walk with emotionally tattered clothes and emotionally battered face. I am in need of God. I am in need of a Savior. I am in need of breaking free from the bondage that tells me

I'm a 
bad person
selfish person
that I
don't matter
shouldn't be here
don't deserve any good thing

I must break free from the bondage that the enemy holds over me. He does not want me to know

that I am
made in God's image (Gen 1:26-27)
blessed by God (Gen 12:3, Eph 1:3)
strong, courageous, successful (Josh 1:7-9)
a daughter of the King (Ps 45:9)
precious and valuable (Deut 12:30,31; Ps 106:34-39)
the focus of God's love song (Zeph 3:17)

(I've got a list, shall I go on?)

It's time. 
It's time I let God set me free. 

I may live the ugly life, but God knows I deserve more and He wants to give me more.  
I know I live the ugly life, but I also know that God is for me. His love is for me, for you, for all of us.

He is knocking on the door and I must answer. 

“I believe; help my unbelief!”  (Mark 9:24 ESV)

And may I suggest a song for your breaking-free journey?
Matthew West's, The Healing Has Begun
(just click on the title and it will bring you to the amazing song)

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