Saturday, January 12, 2008

Delighting In The Details


I have never had any self confidence, have always been very negative about myself. I have always carried extra weight around, even as a child. I have never considered myself to be attractive. My hair is very thin on top, far from lovely. But, I am much more than my outward appearance. I am a woman of worth, my Father is a king, that makes me a princess. Inside of me beats a heart filled with much love for my Father, and all my sweet brothers and sisters. Each day, I try my best to share love, kindness, tenderness, care, consideration, compassion, encouragement, and respect to everyone I possibly can. God looks at my heart, not my outer shell. I truly praise Him for loving me, and accepting me, just as I am, flaws and all. Today, I am delighting in the details of being me.

22 comments:

Mary said...

Denise,

I've always taught the boys it's what in the heart that counts. The outside is only skin deep and to me, you are beautiful. I too have thinning hair and for the past 27 years I've been overweight. So, my Sister, you have a companion. I do not consider myself beautiful, but do know that the Lord thinks both you and I are exceedingly beautiful.

Glad to be home and glad to be visiting you once again.

Love and blessings,
Mary

lori said...

girl....we ALL struggle with those feelings of inadequacy...what a detail..the detail of remembering that it is INSIDE who we are in HIM...these shells are just that...
I NEEDED the reminder...it's always worse THIS time of the month!
hugs to you!!
thanks for playing this weekend, you blessed me!
lori

Fran said...

Oh how I love you and that attitude! Keep it up girl! That is exactly where we should all be and how we should all feel.

Now, I'll go read your God Stop from yesterday.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Blessings~
Fran

Heather@Mommymonk said...

No matter what you think, you are beautiful - inside and out. God made you, His marvelous creation.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

God sees our hearts as you know. I love the way that you think!! I wish that more women had your outlook on themselves. It is hard as a woman. It has taken me years but i am fine with ME now. Sandy

eph2810 said...

Amen to that, Denise. It is so true - God looks at our heart and yours is beautiful.

Thank you for sharing - have a blessed weekend.

Angie said...

Denise thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog and for visiting at LWG and CWO! You are SUCH a blessing to so many people!
Have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. I LOVE your music!

Denise said...

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, YOU ARE THE APPLE OF HIS EYE...

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

HE REJOICES OVER YOU AND HE SINGS OVER YOU!!!!

How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs [are] like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman.

HE THINKS YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! INCLUDING YOUR FEET...

I think you are beautiful.... such a wonderful spirit...

hugsx0x0x0x0x

ValleyGirl said...

This is such a beautiful reminder! Too often we forget we are children of THE KING, which makes us royalty. As wonderful as it is to know He doesn't judge us by our outer appearances, it's a little scary to know He examines our hearts and minds very closely! I guess that's where grace and mercy come in...

Lynn said...

Denise,

I see your beauty every single day. You will be one of the most glorious daughters in the new heaven and new earth. Love you, Lynn

Cindy Swanson said...

Hi Denise! You have the right attitude. How often do we women get down on ourselves because of the way we look? We can still be beautiful to God.

Thanks so much for commenting on my Internet Cafe post! This was my first time, and it was great to get some feedback!

Talk..to..Grams said...

You are very beautiful my friend!! My Grandma always said Pretty is as Pretty Does! and you are beautiful!! So full of love and compassions for all of us!! I could go on and on but you get the idea!! Love and Hugs, Grams

According to HIS Power said...

You ARE beautiful, my sweet friend inside and out! Love you, Julie

Angela said...

You are VERY BEAUTIFUL my precious sweet friend both on the inside and out. You share with us each day from your beautiful heart filled with God's love and compassion. You are a true reflection of God's Grace and Love.

Take care my precious Denise, and have a restful nights sleep.

I Love You,
Angela

Jennifer said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

This is a wonderful way to think about yourself - rememebering what is the TRUEST thing about yourself. We all should do that regularly.

Bernadine said...

Denise, this is such a lovely post. You are one of the most beautiful person I've had the pleasure of meeting.
Keep shining

Donetta said...

Oh Man that you are a delight for sure. You are a most amazingly beautiful Woman. Full of the character and dignity that surrounds you. Richly fragrant with delight.

North Carolina Gran'Ma said...

Found you on Patty's "Girlfriends in God" blog.
I grew up feeling like I was the "ugly duckling" in my home....not that I was made to feel that way, but I just had very low self-esteem. Even as an adult, on occasion I'll feel that way. One should pause to remember that in God's Word, He tells us that we are "fearfully and wonderfully made" and that He knew up before we were even formed! It is a good "conviction", I feel, when I get on those little antics that makes me unhappy with the way I look. He loves me...regardless!!

Terri @ in His hands said...

Your beauty SHINES across the globe, my friend.

Sandi said...

I'm glad you are who you are. I see your beauty in your writing. I enjoy reading your posts.

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Denise,
I want to "THANK YOU" for stopping by the other day. I am glad you did. I do hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back again when you have time. We do have some of the same blogging buddies. You are more than Welcome at my place anytime. I loved your post today. I was and still am at times the same way. But, like you said, in our FATHER'S EYES, we are Princesses. "PRAISE GOD"!!!! And another thing, my DH thinks I'm beautiful as well. He has always told me that that my inner beauty brings out the outer beauty. "THANK YOU" Denise for sharing this with us. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Hugs,
Karen H.

Karen said...

I've had you on my thoughts a lot today. I pray that God's grace and beauty abound in your life, that blessings are showered upon you. You have a husband who adores you, and he's your best friend too, you bless so many in the blogosphere and help them to hold on, you bring a smile. May it be returned to you 100 fold! How is the exercise programme going?