Sunday, August 24, 2008

Inner struggles

Do you ever wonder why you struggle with yourself on the inside? Not with just the way we look, but the way we act as well.

I was listening to a song in the car today and it was a very unique version of the song "Oh Lord, You're Beautiful"

Singing through the chorus a couple of times, it's finally hit me. How many times in my life do I stop and look in the mirror and don't like what I see? How many times have I been unhappy with my actions? Lots!

Isn't the truth that we really want to look like Jesus? Don't we want others to see Him through us? If I am so worried about me, and how I dress, or how I look, or how much weight I've either lost or gained, or how I act, etc. that others may not see the real true beauty of God in me. If I can possess the following....then my struggles may seem to disappear.

2 Peter 1:5-7 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Father I pray today that you let others see you in me. Both on the inside and outside. Father help me to look like you! Help me to have faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perserverance, godliness, kindness, and love. I believe I possess those things, but I am not great at them. I fall and stumble many times.
I desire for others to see you in me and am working hard toward the goal.
Help me to communicate your word and your desires to everyone I meet. Please Father, let someone see just how beautiful you are....just be seeing you in me.



Chad said...

I see you for who you are, and who you want to be. Everyday I am thankful that it is you I wake up next to. I love your passion and desire to be what God has made you be. A strong women created in the image of God. I see him through your eyes.


Jenny - Jenny White Photography said...

Brenda...He was seen tonight. Thanks!

Brenda said...

Thank Jenny! That means A LOT! I'm so excited for next week. I really think Sunday helped me get through the week. Other than work, this is one of the best weeks I have had in a long time! Great talking with you again today too!!! I loved tonight! Makes me want to go with you! Love ya!