As I spent a few quiet moments with God the other day, I asked Him if He'd share something that He liked about me.
I felt I heard Him say, "I like how your face lights up when you think about Me."
Can you imagine how precious that was to hear? Oh my..... it spoke deep on the inside.
Earlier this morning, I got a Facebook message from a friend who said her patient could 'see' Jesus in her. My friend went on to say that for years she'd longed to be thought beautiful and to be told it by someone. Now, she was being told that she looked like Jesus to her patient. For anyone who loves Him, you will know just how affirming and meaningful those words really are.
I was delighted to respond to such a note... here is an excerpt:
Hi K---, Thank you for your lovely note. What a wonderful moment for you that your patient saw the beauty of Jesus in you. WoW! I can totally understand how that must have moved your heart; it touches me to read it.
Right now I 'see' Jesus gently cupping your lovely face with his hands... covering it with tender kisses...... how He loves your face. He likes how it lights up when you talk or think about Him. He sees your love for Him when He looks at your face. A woman in love is always beautiful... you are beautiful.
Here's something I do often with worship songs we sing. If they are love songs, I often image Jesus singing the words back at me. So that song we sang recently about Beautiful Face, Beautiful Eyes..... as I sang that to Him, He was singing it back to me. I found that so, so affirming.
Perhaps this is the day you might want to ask Him what He likes about you! You can trust that He will say something that is beautiful, kind, and loving. Because that's just how He does it.
With a gentle kiss atop thy head,
What a thought!ReplyDelete
This post reminds me of the verse in Psalm 45 ' "The king is enthralled by your beauty." Isn't it amazing that God sees us as beautiful? And that his beauty can shine through us to others?ReplyDelete
What a great post, Brenda -
Thank-you Brenda, for these beautiful thoughts. I'm ashamed to admit that Often I think about what He must see in me that grieves Him...hard to grasp that He sees only beauty because He washed us in His blood. I will take a little time to absob your words and challenge today...and yes, be aware of the heaven-glimpses He sends!ReplyDelete
Thank-you for all the lovely words you left on my 'porch' for me to enjoy:)
p.s. It is so delightful to meet other dishwashers;))
Wonderful post! And what a goal for us as Christian, to show Christ living in us.ReplyDelete
"Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me..."
Enjoy your weekend!
Yes - this is a relationship, right? So, we do need words back to us, personally, spoken through His Word, others, or in his still sweet voice!ReplyDelete
great thought, we need to do this with our loved ones. Express our gratitude for them...you might want to undo your word recognition-it's a pain now with two words to descipher. I took mine off but still have to approve any comments before publishing.ReplyDelete
He thinks we are beautiful because he sees 'the real' us, not that fleeting outward person. God doesn't have ugly children!ReplyDelete
This was lovely! (I happen to like lots of things about you, by the way - like how your blog is always so full of sunshine.)ReplyDelete
Oh, I love this! I am going to totally do it--thanks for the idea!ReplyDelete
I love this idea so much, I posted about it on my blog and linked back to you here, Brenda. I challenged my readers to ask Jesus the same question, and I'm going to, too, then report back to them what He says. Thank you!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful post. I'd like someone to say I was beautiful, too, but I'd rather have them say that they saw Jesus in me.ReplyDelete
I love the first of your pictures:
"Beauty Inspires." It certainly does.
Oh you dear friends... what a joy to find your comments and thoughts....ReplyDelete
Hi Brenda, this is one of the most beautiful posts I have ever read! It touched my heart very deeply. Have a lovely evening ahead! Delisa :)ReplyDelete
Came over from Jeanette's blog, so glad I did! Wonderful food for thought. :)ReplyDelete