How does God see you? Does He like
what He sees? Can I tell you He loves you 100% and
loves everything about you? He loves all your annoying
habits, He loves those extra pounds you have gained,
and He loves you when you falter. Basically, He loves
you. As a new creature in Christ when God looks at
you He sees you as being redeemed. He sees the work
Christ has completed on our behalf. He loves you even
if you never change from this very day.
This morning I was trying to start
my quiet time. I had my notebooks and Bible out all
ready to get started. I sensed God saying, “Put
those down. Calm your mind down. You know what, Kimberly
I love you. Just think about it for a minute.”
I quickly was in tears. He truly loves me. I know
we all "know"
God loves us, but do you really know it. Do you live
like He loves you?
God thinks I'm beautiful! Whether
the world thinks that or not! God likes my silly jokes,
whether my kids like them or not. God thinks I'm cool
even if the world says different. God sent his Son
to die for me, how much more special can that be.
Today, I ask you to truly dwell on
the fact that God loves you. Soak in it, breathe it,
and then live it. When God loves me I can conquer
anything in his strength alone. I do best when I give
it all to God and throw my hands up and say, "God
it is yours I can't do it anymore." It is a shame
I don't do that first, but I'm learning and you know
what God loves me in spite of myself.
© 2004 Kimberly Chastain
About the Author
Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working
Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
She was recently featured in the book the Myth of
the Perfect Mother. She is the author of “Help,
I Just Can’t Say No” and Pearls of Encouragement
for Christian Working Moms. To schedule a free, initial
coaching session send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.christianworkingmom.com.
The Text Information Box above MUST be included for
reprint privileges. You may reprint this article in
it’s entirety with the attached text box.