Feb 1, 2012

I am who I am...Made in God's image!



This is me...I am fearfully and wonderfully made in his image.....Thank you dear friends....I am ashamed of myself for thinking badly of me. I am not and never shall be perfect...not my body,not my home,not my life. Not in this life but,in the next ..the life eternal I received through the blood Jesus shed on the cross for me....I shall be. In this life I will continue to let him work on me. May I glorify him in all I do and all I say. I will do my best NOT to think or say anything bad of myself...because in doing so he is not glorified nor,is he pleased.
My desire is to serve him in a way which is balanced and pleasing to him. Being led by his Holy Spirit in ALL areas of my life.

Philippians 3

12 It’s not that I have already reached this goal or have already been perfected, but I pursue it, so that I may grab hold of it because Christ grabbed hold of me for just this purpose. 13 Brothers and sisters, I myself don’t think I’ve reached it, but I do this one thing: I forget about the things behind me and reach out for the things ahead of me. 14 The goal I pursue is the prize of God’s upward call in Christ Jesus. 15So, all of us who are spiritually mature should think this way and if anyone thinks differently, God will reveal it to him or her. 16 Only let’s live in a way that is consistent with whatever level we have reached.17 Brothers and sisters, become imitators of me and watch those who live this way—you can use us as models. 18 As I have told you many times and now say with deep sadness, many people live as enemies of the cross. 19 Their lives end with destruction. Their god is their stomach, and they take pride in their disgrace because their thoughts focus on earthly things. 20 Our citizenship is in heaven. We look forward to a savior that comes from there—the Lord Jesus Christ. 21 He will transform our humble bodies so that they are like his glorious body,by the power that also makes him able to subject all things to himself. 
















May God bless you................


9 comments:

Kathy said...

Just stopped by your blog via your comment on Life of a Plain Lady's blog. I am looking forward to reading past posts and will continue to visit your blog!
Kathy

annie said...

....,,,,, but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Yes, Shelley, yes!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Hi, Sweetie,
I love your pictures. You always have such a beautiful mile. It is so easy to see how happy you truly are. It is obvious how much God loves you.......
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Have a wonderful day.
Linda

Mrs. M. Wildflower said...

The little comic picture with the lady in the wheel chair picturing herself as a gracious dancer really captured my eye. I couldn't help but stare at it for awhile, because it reminded me that I need to seem myself as God sees me and not necessarily how I want to be seen (e.g., in silly daydreams).

I loved your message, and your photographs were quite precious. I think that you are a beautiful lady, Shelley, and I will always like you for who you are. :)

Blessings.

-M. Wildflower

P.S. A letter from me is in the mail and on its way to your home. :)

Karrieann said...

...I want you to know that when I saw your pictures, I saw a beautiful woman! A beautiful woman whose beauty shines from within. Your smile is affectionate, your eyes twinkle these are the beauty that is possible only from the love within.

Keep on glowing beautiful lady!

Jacqueline said...

Here is a tall order...
May I have a copy of all those pictures????
I love you...

Just Be Real said...

Wonderful post Shelley. Your smile is infectious and love your blue eyes. Hugs.

marie said...

Amen Shelley! Love the photos...you have beautiful eyes behind those wonderful glasses!

Pam Traskos said...

Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing and keep smiling!