Songs Of Worship: Beautiful


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For a long time, God has been trying to show me just how much He loves me and how much I am worth to Him – not because of anything special I’ve done – but simply because I am His creation, His beloved, His child. It isn’t always easy to embrace that truth – I’ve had my share of life experiences that would seem to suggest otherwise. But each day, we have to choose whose voice we will listen to, whose word we will believe. Even when it’s difficult, I choose to believe God and stand firm on the truth of His word.

Today, I’d like to share a special message written just for you.

God loves you!
You matter to Him.
You are the work of God’s mighty hand.

This month, I am meditating on Ephesians 2:10, which says:

We are God’s workmanship,
Created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
Which God prepared in advance for us to do.

In other words, you are God’s poema – His great creative masterpiece. You are not here by accident or chance. God created you with a unique purpose and plan for your life. God cares deeply for you. You are significant in God’s eyes.

This week, in Thankful Thursday – Significance, Lynn shared a quote from Carolyn Curtis James’s book, The Gospel Of Ruth, that really spoke to my heart:

A woman’s high calling as God’s image bearer renders her incapable of insignificance, no matter what has gone wrong in her life or how much she has lost. Even if her community shoves her aside, turns a deaf ear to the sound of her voice, or regards her as invisible – even if she is forced into a passive role in the community – she remains vital to God’s purposes and is a solid contributor anyway. She simply cannot be stopped.


Today’s video, Beautiful by Mercy Me, echoes this message. I encourage you to embrace it and share it with those you love.
You’re beautiful.
You’re beautiful.
You are treasured.
You are sacred.
You are His.

Have a blessed week, dear friend.

For More Inspiration

Click for more songs and videos from the Songs Of Worship series at Create With Joy.

Click the links below for more inspiring posts and musical moments:

Thankful Thursdays
Faithful Fridays
Saturday Sampling
Then Sings My Soul Saturdays
This Week I’m Grateful For
Spiritual Sundays
Sunday Citar
Something Beautiful
Miscellany Monday
Motivational Mondays
Teaser Tuesdays
The Wednesday Window
Women In The Word
Finer Things Friday
Gratitude Friday

26 Responses to “Songs Of Worship: Beautiful”

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  1. Janine says:

    That is so beautiful and true. Oh how He loves us. I always stand amazed at His capacity to love so richly. He sees beyond what we see. He always sees the best, as you said … He sees His masterpiece. The very thought is astounding. Thank you for this beautiful reminder today.

  2. SubtleSouthernSnapshots says:

    I found you via the Relax and Surf Blog Hop. I was interested because my name is Joy as well. Glad I stopped by. This is a beautiful post. I'm now following you.

  3. Louise says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I am struggling with my place in my community at present. The words you quote from The Gospel of Ruth are worth holding onto. This is what I am trying to do: hold on to my relationship with God which is not compromised because of his faithfulness. This is hard to remember when your community "shoves you aside", but so vital and hopeful.

  4. sarah says:

    awesome post…awesome video…

  5. Veronica Lee says:

    Love the post and video.

    Have a blessed Sunday!

  6. Lisa Grace says:

    Great post; thanks for stopping by and linking up with Graceful Abandon and Faithful Fridays. Looking forward to peeking around!

  7. A Little of This and a Little of That says:

    I’m a follower from the Sunday Strolling Blog Hop. Please stop by and follow back.
    http://alittleoftheother.com

    Ellie

  8. Jane says:

    What a great message! your post spoke to my heart,thanks so much,Blessings jane

  9. Maxabella says:

    Thanks for linking up with me. x

  10. Karen F says:

    I love that song!

    I am a new subscriber and GFC follower from Mailbox Monday ~ you can follow me back at http://www.avonbykaren.blogspot.com

    Thanks,
    Karen
    ~*~Mommy's Moments~*~

  11. Donnie says:

    Everything you wrote touched my heart. Have a blessed day.

  12. ::**::**::**::**Ashley E says:

    I love this song! Thank you so much for stopping by and adding your yummy Soup recipe! Stop on by every friday and add your newest makings! I am now following you back!

  13. septembermom says:

    What a beautiful gift to share with all of us. Thank you so much for the words and spirit of this post.

  14. Chara Lynn says:

    I am following you from Monday hops. Hope you can stop by, follow, and become a loyal reader.
    Blog looks great!
    Stay Fabulous
    Chara
    http://www.nothingbutfabulousity.com

  15. Canadianmom says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and linking up to the "Motivational Monday Blog Hop"

    So glad you left a message to come over to your blog. Such a wonderful post! I just love it!!!!

    I also will be sharing this video with others!

    Thanks so much! God Bless!
    Jen

  16. Renee says:

    Thank you so much, Ramona. Your post today is so encouraging! <3

  17. Praises from a Wife and Mommy! says:

    This was awesome! New Follower, hope you come check my blog out!

    Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday!

  18. Melissa says:

    Hi, new follower here! Please follow back! Thanks.

  19. Lynda says:

    What a beautiful post. It is a message we all need to hear.

  20. Susan Evans says:

    This video song was so wonderful, I got a lump in my throat. Beautiful…

  21. Charlotte says:

    This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this encouraging post and beautiful video.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

  22. caremikenluisa says:

    I (Luisa) was touched by your message in "Great is Thy Faithfulness". I immediately checked this blog to see your work. It is wonderfully good! Many are responding to you – not just Christians! Why? Because God is your inspiration.

    Friend, we wish to thank you, too, for joining us at "Write!" even to the extent of following us, too. We are following you now. We hope to enjoy a mutually beneficial friendship with you, much more, we belong to Jesus.

    God bless us always.

    Sincerely,
    Mike n Luisa
    "Write!"
    http://www.caremikenluisa.blogspot.com

  23. Karen says:

    I LOVE Mercy Me, Thanks!

    Stopping by from Time Travel Tuesday. I stumbled and followed you! My post is http://practicalfrugality.blogspot.com/2011/06/why-book-reviews-are-important.html

  24. What a lovely message this evening after a crazy day!
    Thank you for linking it to Time Travel Tuesday :)

  25. LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing! This is so great to connect. I can’t wait to play on your blog and see lots and lots of beautiful! So fun.

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