Designed to remember moments of time
Ephesians 2:10 ~ New Living Translation
10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
PICTURE ~ God's masterpiece
When I think of God's masterpiece, I think of something very special. Something that is unique and one of a kind. Now stop to think about this, that masterpiece is you. God planned a long time ago for you to be where you are today. He knew your failures, your successes and has a purpose for today. It is good to stop replaying that you aren't good enough or smart enough. You can accomplish things you set your mind on.
Romans 12:2 ~ New International Version
A Living Sacrifice
2. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will bye able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
God's masterpiece ~
Your face was created by God and designed perfect
I know people who don't like their picture taken. They miss out on taking pictures with others because they just don't like their face. I look back on life and wish I had more pictures of my family as a kid. There were no iPhones or easy ways to take pictures. My parents would always say it cost too much to develop the film (1960's). So I have a few pictures but not many. I like to take pictures and am knows as the paparazzi. I don't take pictures of people who truly do not want it taken. I have a friend named Diane who never wanted her picture taken. I talked to her and understood her feelings. But as time went on, now she will take pictures of herself and I'm so proud of her. Not just herself, but I mean with others. She is stacking up memories for others by taking pictures.
I look at life like this, one day I won't be here anymore on earth, but pictures will remain of me. One picture can bring back happy memories of a grandmother who was fun and there for her grandchildren. I am also there for my children and friends. Pictures are beautiful of you and never forget that. Maybe you don't look like what you want to look like, but you are exactly what God wanted you to look like. Simply beautiful person inside and out. Not everyone is beautiful when they have ugly actions. Beauty is seen by the eyes of the beholder. That's something I've heard a lot. But I think it's true. I do see beauty inside of people that shines on the outside. Their character of God and their actions of kind words.
RENEW YOUR MIND ~
Speak positive words over yourself. Words like I am beautiful and I will choose to like what I look like. I am who God made me and I will press forward in doing what is right. I will be nice to myself and tell myself you are important, smart and beautiful. When your a kid and don't hear positive words, it hard to hear positive words inside your brain. You must purpose positive words even to yourself. Not everyone has a problem but I am one who never thought of myself as cute. As I got older, I see the cute in me, because I choose too. I hope you see the cute inside you too.
My prayers continues for you, your family and friends.