Recommendation Saturday: Your Own Skin

God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ.  May God give you more and more grace and peace. – 1 Peter 1:2

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photo credit: VinothChandar via photopin cc

You already know that even Christ was made “unbecoming”.  (Isaiah 53:2) 
You already know that God looks at the heart.  (1 Samuel 16:7)
You already know that your gentle spirit is what gives you beauty.   (1 Peter 3:4)

But know this.  

We were not made for this world.  (2 Corinthians 5:1)
To spend all of our time and efforts here conforming these earthly vessels into an impossible standard of warped beauty is to defy all that God has called us to.  

You are beautiful.  You are amazing.  You are enough.

If you don’t believe me, then please believe Him.  He’s the expert on You, after all.  

And He did write the book.

We are best when we are community.  

I would love to share in some of that community
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Heart Hugs, Shelly  <3

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28 Comments on “Recommendation Saturday: Your Own Skin

  1. Shelly, I had seen that video & thought it was mind boggling as we do not think about this when we are looking at those magazines at the checkout lines. May we truly come to embrace who we are in & through Christ. And although I have never met you in person, you are beautiful because you bare your heart here with every post to bless us every day! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Joanne+Viola recently posted…Of Rest, Friendship, & Lessons LearnedMy Profile

    • Joanne, thank you! You are a truly beautiful friend. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  2. Oh Shelly; some of my favorite verses! The beauty of being able to celebrate and love ourselves is that it enables us to do what we can, with what we have, where we are, and just be enough! We can start with spreading our joyful spirit and smiling as often as we can, live our life with a purpose, utilize our full potential, and rejoice in who God made us to be.

    Blessings sweet sister; have a joyful weekend!
    Denise recently posted…Spice it Up!My Profile

    • Rejoice in who God made us to be… that’s it exactly, Denise! Enjoy your weekend! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • I’m so glad you were encouraged, Lauren!! I know that’s what God wants you to be. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  3. Thank you sweet friend because this is one of those messages I need to read daily. I believe. I believe. I believe. I’m no longer going to believe the lies from the enemy that tell me otherwise.
    Love you so much! Praying for you.
    Beth+(@SimplyBeth3) recently posted…Friday Randomness (Vol. 17)My Profile

    • Oh, Beth, your beauty shines like the sun. I’m so glad God was able to get this message to you! Love you so much right back!! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • I enjoyed your post last week along those lines, Rebekah! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • Great, Jenni!! You are such a beautiful friend, it’s wonderful to see you here. Love you! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

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  6. Cleansed by the blood of Jesus. I started reading the Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee and he starts off on this topic of the blood of Christ, that there’s nothing we can do to earn our right place with God. That is sometimes hard to accept but it is the message God is sending me today. I’m going to meditate on this verse.
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    • Laura, I’m so glad God was able to get this message to you! He love you so immensely simply because you are His, and you are you. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • Holly, it always puts a smile on my face to see you here. You are lovely and loved. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • June, it’s a truth I try to keep on the forefront of my mind, as I struggle with this earthly vessel. I know that better is coming, and I look forward to that day. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • That is a beautiful verse, Lyli! Thank you for reminding me of that today! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  7. Shelly- your first scripture is a blessing because God and I are working on being able to maintain peace no matter what life throws at me- so I have copied this into my journal- especially glad for : God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more grace and peace. – 1 Peter 1:2

    more and more grace and peace.

    Oh yes,

    What a lot of lovely people you have encouraged with this lovely post- !

    Praying for you heaps and hoping for improvement asap.


    • Thank you, Mary. You always lift my spirits. I’m so glad this post could encourage you. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • So glad to see you here, Nannette! Glad you were encouraged! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • So glad you were encouraged, Naomi! You have a fabulous weekend, too! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

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