Thorns among the Barbs

Thoughts on my journey to heaven

“We desire to possess a beauty…

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“We desire to possess a beauty that is worth pursuing, worth fighting for, a beauty that is core to who we truly are. We want beauty that can be seen; beauty that can be felt; beauty that affects others; a beauty all our own to unveil.”
― Stasi Eldredge, Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul

Beauty – deep in the core of our frame is the desire to be accepted, found beautiful, wanted and worth being pursued.  In our  teen years the spirit of pursuit awakes, but at that time so does the enemy, seeking to destroy our thoughts of beauty. He comes in subtle ways “oh you can stand to loose weight”  “your nose is bigger than anyone on the planet”, and a thousand thoughts subtly assault our beauty, our image, our core.

But these assaults are lies. Lies designed to trip us up from being who we are made to be… princesses, daughters of the most high, set in high places in Christ Jesus.   If the enemy can undermine our mind, make us to feel that we are not worthy to be pursued, not worthy to be viewed as beautiful, then he will win.

The battle is on.  Thoughts are prisoners, and King Jesus can give us victory over these horrendous attacks.  Daughters of Adam, choose what you will listen to.  Select each thought and weigh it carefully – is it good, peacable, kind, uplifting?  Know that our great god will only speak truth to you.  He will never speak in ways that belittle you.  For you are a holy nation, a chosen people, a royal priesthood, called, chosen, blessed, and he sings over you.  He loves you so much that he pursues you with all the powers of heaven.   For you are beautiful, and captivating to him.

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Written by Barbara Bloom

March 19, 2014 at 11:44 PM

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