Self Image Series: You are Loved, Beautiful, & Chosen

You Are the Best Bible Journaling Page - Lydia Cost

1 Thessalonians 1 (ESV)

We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction.

I just want to end this series by saying that you are loved, you are beautiful, and you are chosen!  In a world of negativity and worldly expectations, know that you are not alone!  It takes a lot of courage to brave the society that we live in, especially as a Christian; moreover, it certainly isn’t always mermaids and rainbows when you’re struggling to view yourself as Christ does!  Not only do I love you, but you are a chosen masterpiece of our Lord and savior!  Cherish your body, your mind, and your soul because it is a precious gift from the Lord!  You are simply the best, and never forget it!

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Self Image Series: Be Made Radiant

Be Made Radiant Bible Journaling Page using Paige Evans Pick Me UpPsalm 34:5 (ESV)

Those who look to him are radiant,
    and their faces shall never be ashamed.

I’ve always struggled with my body and my appearance.  All of my friends can attest to the fact that I think all women are incredibly beautiful, and I have an intense appreciation for God’s handiwork when it comes to the human form, but I don’t seem to be able to allow myself the same curtesy. Even at my fittest, prettiest, and most-liked, I still struggled to see myself in a positive light.  I’m fairly certain I’ve got a few more decades before that part of me starts to heal, but it doesn’t stop me from doing as God commanded by using every effort I have in me to see myself the way that He does!

“Lord, please remove my shame in my appearance.  Please remove the shame I feel from all the comparison and hurtful words and self-loathing I’ve experienced over the years.  I will look to you, and I will be made radiant from your presence.  Help me to seek after that radiance!”