My great pleasure to present our last but not least, guest artist/writer. She inspires and encourages. You'll be blessed by checking out her feed. @cathytippe. Thank you.
NOURISH & FLOURISH 2018
There are a bizzillion voices out there, crying out for our attention! As women, we hear messages of amazing - almost mythical - women who can do everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) with apparent ease... while still looking like a million dollars, having a smiling husband and children, spotless house, fabulous life... Sigh... So many voices around saying so many things - that we’re not pretty enough, not thin enough, not fit enough, not a good enough wife or mother, not meeting someone else’s standards! And sometimes we internalize those comparisons and those words - and start to believe them... But... they are lies!
Dear ones, we are fearfully and wonderfully made by our Father in heaven who loves us unconditionally. We are treasured and exalted by our Saviour Kinsman Redeemer, Jesus, who gave His life for us to be free from all of those lies and all of our sin. We have the Spirit of Truth within us to guide and teach us the way.
Today, let us replace all words of condemnation and comparison with this Word from the Lord... “You are a woman of noble character.” (Ruth 3:11)
Father, we come as women to Your precious throne room, hurting and scared, feeling unworthy and sometimes unloved. Together, Lord God, we ask for ourselves and our sisters to receive a double portion of Your amazing peace, Your boundless love and Your glorious truth - that we are Your children - Children of the Most High God. Help us to help each other know that each of us is “a woman of noble character.” In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen... and amen. ❤️