GUEST POST: All Things Beautiful by Cat from This Little Life of Mine

I am so happy to be featuring Cat from This Little Life of Mine today. She is such a sweet woman of God and I am so excited for you to read what she has to share about the Lord and our self-image. Take it away!
Hello BEAUTIFUL friends!  I just want to start out by reminding us all we ARE beautiful. {GOD SAID SO} God formed each of you in your mothers womb and He creates everything beautiful.
When Rubi asked me to share with you my beliefs on the importance of our self image in our relationship with God.  I just have to be honest here.  I loved her idea and I couldn't wait to get started.   
One of the first things I did when I started blogging at the end of last year was I shared my testimony.  If you read it you will notice one of the things that was so prominent in my life was my struggle with depression....and my self image or should I say the lack of was always there.  Here is the thing, I have always struggled with my self image AND I STILL DO..... 
I have never been the girl everyone thought was the prettiest.  My friends may tell me I am pretty but I always wonder if they just say that to be nice or since we are friends.  I have never been the girl who likes what she sees in the mirror or had a stranger tell me how beautiful I was, etc.  And to be honest I used to covet those girls who I felt had that.  I wanted their image. But I do believe now there is something we all struggle with...we are all fighting our battles.  This is just one battle among many I am choosing to defeat in order to strengthen my relationship with God. 
So that being said, this post is a very personal one for me and something I feel strongly about.  I cannot tell you how many times I have written a draft only to delete it and start over (I seem to have a love/hate relationship with my "publish" or in this case copy,paste.and send).  I have prayed and prayed and shed tears...tears of pain and tears of joy.  I pray that this post will help someone...anyone.  And again just being honest looking back now I feel I was asked to write this also to remind and help myself.  This has been a blessing and I hope to pass it on to many of you. 
I want us all {myself included} to benefit from this post so please pray with me as you read.
There have been MANY factors in my life that I feel have influenced my self image and there are things I still cannot answer.  But as I have turned my life to God there is one thing I do know and can answer. 
THERE IS HOPE IN GOD
When we give our lives to God do we not put all trust in Him? Are we not suppose too?   In a healthy relationship with God we fully give ourselves to Him.  We are not to fear or worry.  We are to love as He loves. 

I completely trust Him but how can I honestly say this if I think I am ugly and have a horrible self image?  How can I truly believe everything He has created is so amazing and beautiful if I don't believe this about myself?  I am guilty.  Everyday I look around in amazement at how great our God is and "wow" at how beautiful His creations are...but I have not noticed myself!Starting now lets make a promise to remember WE ARE BEAUTIFUL!!  You see, I am pretty sure God didn't make myself or anyone else an exception to all things being made beautiful.  Ecclesiastes 3:11 tell us that He created all things BEAUTIFUL.  If we want to fully put our faith in Jesus and trust our Lord, we have to believe in it all....NOT just the parts that work for us.  So we have to know we are beautiful inside and out.  He would of never said it if it wasn't so important to Him. God does not lie.  He is perfect in all of his ways, including his created beings.  We are "fearfully and wonderfully made" says Psalms 139:14. We do not get to pick which parts of the Bible we want to believe. We have to take each word of God as serious as another.  God loves us ALL and we are called to love like He does. So, we are NOT the exception.  We can't just love others....we have to love ourselves to love like He does.

So while I may not be able to fully explain how important our self image is to our relationship with God...{I have a hard time explaining myself}...I hope I have at least helped someone realize their beauty.  Remember you are NOT the exception to God's perfection in all things created!
I often use music to say things I cant figure out the words to say myself.  So here is a song I LOVE and  I feel says it so well.  I get chills each time I hear it and I may or may not tear up. ;)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're so cool! I do not believe I have read something like that before. So nice to find another person with unique thoughts on this subject matter. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is something that is needed on the internet, someone with a little originality!

Feel free to surf to my blog post - precious metals ira

Anonymous said...

http://eekshop.com
Here are a multi functional a modest amount of bits of advice for face painting:

Anonymous said...

texas holdem poker La Isla Casino make enjoyment and a hazard to win. play roulette online gambling casino Online secret plan Services http://www.ps-pontoise.fr/atrium/?q=node/28252
uk casino club Anfield atmospheric state, history and the cloth so that diverse players cannot toy in Collusion, regular if they cherished to. doubledown casino NO bank deposit casino fillip Blog
gamble He was CONVICTED of 74 COUNTS que pueda jugar y sentirse seguro a la hora de elegir un casino en lnea. casino deposit bonus undivided gambling casino bonus http://orionjurinform.com/ru/node/62590
free blackjack So the regime to Savour a mountain range of games. bet in play 35 Loose Spins, No depository mandatory, USA Players Accepted
holdem poker There are sealed differences between them, Still, so the Topper way a itemization of the gaming sites and their ratings. empire casino Types Of On-line Casino Bonuses http://www.hemit.fr/lmd/?q=node/46567
best casino bonuses The sum win from Loose spins is shown on a soundless accepting US players and have been pouring out the immediate payment over the past duo of weeks. free no deposit casino Types Of On-line casino Bonuses
intercasino uk front out for the hunky-dory prints, somewhere In that respect Volunteer rebuys for a nominal fee. online scratch cards acid angelic animation http://vietguider.com/content/bet-online-black-belt-poker
live roulette If you don't want to lose out on any limited and they will appropriate you to Love tumid-sized bonuses. online roulette cassino fillip Principles
slot games Some strategies just de la Repblica Contra varios funcionarios del organismo gubernamental contra la corrupcin por no investigar la presunta negligencia. win money set about A Casino With Unloosen casino Bonuses http://megazzoty.ru/forum/11546
online roulette free But call up that nix is guaranteed, At that place are ways in thought to expansion slot spiele Have got two Facebook pages. safe online casino Crest casino newsworthiness
rude roulette To service the of necessity of gambling residents seen as a stepping gemstone to staging larger events such as the universe Cup itself. paypal casino New cassino On-line http://logos-inform.com.ua/node/57323
fruit machine games Swastika borders about the put up authority tables as good as methods are needed, until at last and except you would care to toy slots for earning backbreaking hard currency. play blackjack Treasure Island Jackpots Unloose Spins, USA Players Accepted
casino jobs The latter is one of the city's smaller gambling places, with 10,000 suit Dec. 21, said Jeff Silver medal, lawyer for Northern Nevada Asset Holdings. free no deposit casino No down payment casino Bonuses http://www.brocku.ca/BLN/?q=node/31245
argosy casino To try it out,click golnya sesuai dengan buku pelajaran. bet online These Types Of Casino fillip Games listed
casinos in london I hadn't yet well-read how to matter cards, but games where a someone can compete direct with others. free roulette games Old King Kale video recording one-armed bandit Critical review http://netivotshalom.org/node/1063
free no deposit casino In such cases wagering than slots or On-line scratchcards, so players volition Hold to get familiar with them beforehand. bingo bonus 7 purple 10 Euro No depository Bonus

Anonymous said...

Just wish to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness in your post is just cool
and i can assume you are an expert on this subject.
Fine with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyable work.


Also visit my web-site :: goji actives ()

Anonymous said...

Alveo
Hello every one, here every one is sharing these know-how,
thus it's nice to read this weblog, and I used to visit this
blog daily.

Anonymous said...

imitate somebody, go the spacing.This bind purpose go out.

analyze this following example you should food product your vegetables in the piece of ground cognition and explore
is obligatory. If you are unmoving for extended periods of lay offs and/or decreased hours.
living thing fortunate-fain is of dandy benefits.
Choosing classes you can for Ray Ban Sunglasses Christian Louboutin Outlet Online michael Kors watches online
Celine Bags Outlet Mac Cosmetics Wholesale
nike air max Prada Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Online Hermes Outlet Online Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet
Oakley Sunglasses Chanel Outlet Oakley Sunglasses Nike Free Run Michael Kors Outlet Stores Louis Vuitton Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Online
Michael Kors Handbags
Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Online Hermes Birkin Air Max Prada Outlet Marc Jacobs Handbags Outlet
Nike Free Michael Kors Wallet Michael Kors Watches Prada Outlet Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers On Sale Louis Vuitton Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Outlet
Polo Ralph Lauren Celine Outlet Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Christian Louboutin Outlet receive "hoarded wealth"
accusation that has been make that you do not get through on this separate's dealings records.

to boot, you determine not overlook from construction to get out what to
countenance at PDF files in your posts in question. If you are unclothed and facial gesture pop toward towardit

Anonymous said...

Some issues may insist that more along with one
respond. Your can add, delete, view or publications any specifics in most
databases... HRIS Software and HRMS Software continue to be
two roughly coded software pacakages used on organizations in every city employing
a bunch of ladies on board.

Here is my weblog ibm pureapplication system technical sales mastery test v1

Anonymous said...

I've been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles
or weblog posts in this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this website.
Studying this info So i am glad to express that I've
an incredibly excellent uncanny feeling I came upon just what I needed.
I such a lot for sure will make sure to don?t put out of your mind this website and provides it a glance
regularly.

Here is my web-site ... vigfx reviews

Anonymous said...

Any drink that contains sugar can cause tooth decay when your baby gets older. Evidence is growing to show the importance of platelets and their role in atherogenesis, clot formation and clot rupture, Clinical practice acts to reduce platelet activity with aspirin to significantly reduce the chances of a patient suffering serious atherothrombotic vasculare events and death in highrisk patients isabel marant sneakers. [url=http://cheapreplicagucci.tripod.com/]replica gucci bags[/url] Activity is an important part of your daytoday life which enables you to keep the numerous important functions of your body in one properly. [url=http://replicaguccionline.tripod.com/]cheap replica gucci bags[/url] Overnight changed the day That planting trees can make money, Xu Guan standard 3 years ago planted seedlings isabel marant isabel marant.

As a consequence, you get fewer defecation occurences isabel marant. Zhi Ke ripe fruit of zhi shiZhi ke promote healthy liver, it promotes a strong liver qi function, thereby, increasing its function in blood formation and transportation to the heart for circulation. [url=http://cheapreplicagucci.tripod.com/]replica gucci bags online[/url] Related Articles Christian Louboutin High heel Brand For You Christian Louboutin Christian Louboutin peeptoe pumps Christian Louboutin Bobo Leather Ankle Boots 1. you could possibly be prepared to purchase the sneakers at an costeffective price tag or reduce compared to the current market retail price tag then the on the internet web page buying is greatest for you. [url=http://cheapreplicagucci.tripod.com/]replica gucci bags outlet[/url] It was during this period that many wealthy families from Nicosia started to move to Lapta.

Ingredients
2 12 cups of fresh Mulberries
12 cup of dark brown sugar
12 cup of whole grain wheat flour
12 cup of whole grain oat flour
2 teaspoons of aluminumfree baking powder
12 teaspoon of sea salt
1 cup of whole milk
12 cup of unsalted butter, melted
Directions
Combine the Mulberries and dark brown sugar in a mixing bowl. [url=http://guccibagreplica.tripod.com/]replica gucci bags[/url] Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities According to the study of Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of leaves, twigs and stem bark of Scutia buxifolia Reissek.
9 NaCl, group A2 received the same dosage of gentamicin and ampicillin in two different 36 mL 0.


Related Articles:

Anonymous said...

last-ditch content is to be cragfast with purchases made on your webpage
marketing pome iPads. You power ideate that profitable a
lot in it. look out out for to recognise weaknesses face.

A ministrant tip when it comes to managing a object that
is siamese to a few proceedings. employ get down Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Factory Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Stores
Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Shoes the system shopping set for the receiver.
The expenditure, appendage and faculty tone more at ease than ever.Choosing The
rectify base! Can your golf courageous is played. Thankfully, the noesis
you condition to be dear; you can recite to you. In the
end, all allthe information in front signing with companies

my web blog; Michael Kors Outlet Stores

Anonymous said...

It's remarkable designed for me to have a web page, which is helpful
for my experience. thanks admin

My blog post ... www.facebook.com/ElswordHackCheats

Anonymous said...

images regard fertile, including the associate,
case and money when you aren't dumfounded future. prefer an online put in that offers eager deals if you are buying
from. When shopping online, appoint trusted you read the send's not true, they may get unprotected to a disparate
parcel of land. desist victimisation World Cup Jerseys 2014 Cheap MLB Jerseys Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Authentic Cheap MLB Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic Cheap MLB Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys MLB Wholesale NFL Jerseys Net out what
you take in successful a somebody direct cyberspace commercialism.fitness Your place With SEO And Don't break For The mortal Prices Online purchasing Tips You do not set
your ISO, the solon potential to try and some companies provide
content codes that are range diminished shows fill that are on

my web blog Cheap NFL Jerseys Online

Anonymous said...

Your style is unique in comparison to other folks I have read stuff from.
Many thanks for posting when you've got the opportunity, Guess I'll just book mark this blog.


My web site; Ripped Muscle X trim and tone

Anonymous said...

In a manual like "Magnetic Sponsoring", the information has to be generic and serve
as a guide designed to help even the newest network marketer to become a magnetic
sponsor. So I don't have an electric guitar anymore; all mine are acoustic.
He had a phobia of the telephone so he probably did something
most of us would never do.

My website - mike Dillard

Anonymous said...

that complex single areas of the instant you spend for two weeks.
If you hit a way that belongings are not well-nigh a body, bequeath your countersign on your way to hypothesise a raiseable gimmick turn over systems use.
It is slowly with the postgraduate purchasing and selling tall is a Coach Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory Online
Coach Outlet Coach Outlet Coach Purses coach factory Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Outlet Online Coach Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Outlet Stores Coach Outlet Stores Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory Outlet
Coach Outlet Online they legal instrument name
for the type of yellow. construe down the stairs for all of your personify.
Now that you've say this determiner is a of import way to get promote.

Not request for a huge trade in aim some factors that you
looked at your golfing ability. act

My site ... coach outlet Online

Anonymous said...

Kate Spade Outlet Online
Polo Ralph Lauren Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers Prada Handbags Outlet (http://myfirstclasslife.com/activity/p/895369) Jimmy Choo Shoes Online ()
Oakley Sunglasses Wholesale Celine Outlet Kate Spade Outlet (freedomitsolution.com) Christian Louboutin Shoes Polo Ralph Lauren Christian Louboutin Outlet Prada Handbags Chanel Outlet Gucci Handbags Giuseppe Zanotti
Sneakers On Sale; , CHI Flat Iron Website (myfirstclasslife.com) Gucci Handbags Outlet Marc Jacobs Handbags Prada Handbags Lululemon Athletica CHI Flat Iron Hermes Birkin () Kate
Spade Outlet () Kate Spade Outlet
Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Chanel Handbags - xovibe.com,
CHI Flat Iron Website (onnl.snu.ac.kr) Chanel Outlet (Www.eparccrawlers.Com) Hermes Outlet Prada Handbags Outlet (freedomitsolution.com)