For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Because I believe and know this deeply within my heart – that I am fearfully and wonderfully made – I also know that I am ok; I have good in me; my body, my soul, my spirit – all that makes up who I inherently am – is good, is right, is wonderful. The very basis for who I am is good, right, and wonderful. Because I was made – I was created that way, from the beginning, and with love. By You.
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.
I will dwell on this, I will recite this, I will ingrain this FACT, this knowledge into my brain, my heart, into the whole fabric that is me. Until I believe wholeheartedly, with all of my heart, soul, and spirit, without hesitation, that I was in the very beginning – good! My basis is GOOD! (Not bad, wrong, off, by mistake, flawed, evil, in error, etc.)
And if my BASIS is good, no matter the circumstances of my conception and/or birth, if my beginning is GOOD, then I can always go back to that beginning good. I can always choose to tap back into that good that has always been there inside of me since the beginning. I can claim it and drag it out! Yep, I can drag it out, pour it over my head and let it wash all down and over me, washing off all the years of grit and grime I have wallowed and covered myself in! Oh yes I can!
No matter what I have done, no matter how unloved, unworthy, or unlovable I am feeling, I can go back – back to that good. I can dress myself in that good. I can walk in that good. I can make that beginning good in me a real thing – once again. And again. And again. I can allow that goodness within me to take over my mind, my heart, my body – covering over all the hurt, the betrayal, the negative. I can allow it to mend, to heal, to relieve all the regret, the brokenness, the pain. I can allow myself to feel that goodness within me! I can become that goodness in me – I can BE that GOODNESS – again! Yes, once AGAIN
…#Believe you have that goodness within you and that it’s been there since the day of your conception! Go look for it –dig down in there if you have to – find it! Take it out, dust it off and put it on! Yay!!! And then #Commit to allowing #goodness, #love, and #mercy into your heart, allowing them to reign over all else in your life. #Commit to being and doing #good for yourself. #Commit to being and doing good for others. #Commit to #love, patterned after the #greatestlovestoryofall.
And if you don’t know what this love is, here are some fun explanations: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+13&version=MSG
This is what’s on my mind and heart today. As I did this morning, I hope you will too, take this truth and push it deeply within your heart and soul, soothing your scarred and torn self-worth and shoring up your strength to start each day with GOOD! Because you were intended for this!
#Peace and #Goodness to you ❤
If you don’t know what the #greatestlovestoryofall is, you can find out here: https://www.biblegateway.com/
If you don’t believe this man is who this book says he is, then try to see it this way: the story of him, his life, and his love is still a perfect template to trace and model in our own lives.
Here’s to living out #Goodness in 2015!
#Commit to #goodness, #love, and #mercy, allowing them to reign over all else in your life. #Commit to a #love patterned after the #greatestlovestoryofalltime.