Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wonderfully Made!

I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well. (Psalms 139:14) 

The next time you pick up your little baby or grandbaby, look into the face of that marvelously made child and say, "You are fearfully and wonderfully made." And it wouldn't hurt to repeat that statement throughout her childhood. Children need to know how valuable they are in God's sight---and ours. Nothing gives them greater security than a strong sense of self-esteem. 

Hear this well, busy parents---especially you who tend toward impatience, who are always on the run. . . . Your children have been put together in an altogether unique fashion, like no one else on earth. . . . They need you to help convince them they are unique persons, each one different, each one his or her own person. Children arrive in our arms longing to be known, longing to accept themselves as they are, to be who they are. So when they wade into the swift current of their times, they will be able to stand firm, and won't depend on peer pressure to give them their standard. 

Growing Wise in Family Life 

We are fearfully and wonderfully made! 

God definitely has a way with words! He has a way of providing all of us all of the affirmation we need! God has created us with the need for assurance. When someone approaches us and genuinely shares their thoughts about us in a manner that is encouraging and uplifting, it empowers us to continue to do the same and encourage others to continue the affirming in the lives of those in their lives. 

My childhood was anything but easy. Growing up in a single-parent home and especially being the youngest of four kids had its challenges. The third child was born with Spina Bifida and was only given six months to live. I on the other hand, happen to be born on the year that Roe v. Wade was officially made law in the Supreme Court. Given the circumstances surrounding my birth, there's reason to stand why anyone in similar circumstances would be in constant need of affirmation, at the very least during the years of childhood and adolescent development. 

Those initial years will play a major role in how that child will develop during their teenage and adult years. By God's grace, my mom, even though being a single parent of four, has taught us well in the areas of family values and spiritually in regards to our relationship with God. No Christian parent is perfect, but by the grace of God, they are motivated out their love for you and others to make an immediate impact in our homes and in effect create the ripple effect needed to influence others for Christ and encourage them with positive and godly affirmations. Look at me. 

My dear friends, let's make every effort to encourage everyone around us that they are fearfully and wonderfully made because that is what God tells us in His word!

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-)