Sunday, June 7, 2009

Spiritual Sunday - You Are Accepted


You Are Accepted

Look in the mirror.  Who do you see? Do you see Jonathon and Ashley's mom, or do you see the woman you were before children? How often when you look in the mirror are you unsure who you are and too tired to care? eing a mom means losing sight sometimes of who you are when you get lost in laundry, tight schedules, and the needs of the children you love.

Your children count on your love and acceptance because you know the importance of nurturing their growing self images. As a mother, you also need to nurture your own self-image and sense of self. As you look after yourself, you will find the strength to face the high spots and the low places of life, and the best source of acceptance is God. Zephaniah 3 is a beautiful reminder of how tenderly God views you.

God has a clear picture of you. God is present. HE looks and sees you as the one he carefully created inside your mother. God knows every part of you and your thoughts and desires in complete detail. Like everything God created, he sees whom he created and says, "It is good!" Picture the Creator of the universe thinking of you and whooping with joy. He sings in delight over the unique and special you he created. He wants to cradle you in his arms of love and, in those moments of quiet, to show his joy in you.

God accepts and deeply loves you, just as you are today. Feel secure and rest in that love.

"The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with HIs love, He will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

This is an excerpt from the book "The 100 Most Important Bible Verses for Mothers."

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