Monday, October 17, 2011

The Photo-shopped Family

Try as we might, we can't ever seem to get away from the need to gloss over the less than perfect areas in our lives.

Since this is the third week in this series, I am pretty sure you have at least an inkling of your area(s) of imperfection. This week, I want all of us to lift those areas up to God on a daily basis. Ask Him to help you let them go. Ask Him to help you heal. Ask Him to help you become a person who sees through the lens of grace rather than through the lens of judgement.

If you need helping getting started try this:

Father God, thank you for the care you put into creating me. Help me to be the person you desire for me to become. Help me to let go of those worldly things that keep my focus on competition rather than consolation. Help me to love myself, my family, and those around me with a love that is limitless, that is patient, and that is kind. Give me the ability to show your love not only to the world but to myself. Amen.


Do to others as you would have them do to you. “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. - Luke 6:31-33