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Encouragement For Today 16 June 2022 Thursday | Created To Be Worthy
Encouragement for Today

Encouragement For Today 16 June 2022 Thursday | Created To Be Worthy

Encouragement For Today 16 June 2022 Thursday | Created To Be Worthy

Encouragement For Today 16 June 2022 Thursday | Created To Be Worthy

Read and Meditate on Encouragement For Today Daily Devotional 16th June 2022 written by KELLY ANNE BURNS. God bless you as you study!



Scripture: “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” Psalm 139:14 (NKJV)

I am a slow, lingering sort of person. My children lovingly and laughingly refer to me as the tortoise (as in, “The Tortoise and the Hare”). And while I laugh along because I do dearly love to laugh, I have often thought to myself, Maybe I should be more like the hare.

My daughter, on the other hand, is a “hare.” She can get lots of stuff done (and done well) in a short amount of time. I find myself in awe of her in a “gee, I wish I could be more like that” sort of way.

And while admiring the gifts God gave her is lovely in itself, there is a fine line separating admiration and comparison. Admiration can see the beauty in someone’s differences while continuing to see the value in my own. Comparison says, That’s better than what I’ve got, so I would be better off in her shoes.

I have found myself in both camps.

One day, my daughter suggested I watch a TV show that had become a recent favorite of hers (meaning she had watched all the seasons at least twice). I almost always say “no thanks” to shows that will require me to watch so many seasons. But something in me said “yes” to this one.

A few nights later, I watched the first episode. And about halfway in, the world around me stopped as a phrase was spoken that would change my whole perspective on me.

A mother was comforting her daughter and said lovingly to her, “Be you. Live life at your own pace.”

Pause … Rewind … Repeat. I did this three times before the words sank in. I knew God was speaking directly to me.

Be you, Kelly. Live life at your own pace.

He was affirming me. Affirming that He had made me this way on purpose. And that His creation was beautiful.

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” (Psalm 139:14)

I am reminded of this verse when I think of many moments as a little girl with my own mom, who is a “hare.” I would take my mom’s face in both of my hands and turn it toward me. With that gesture, I was telling her something — to be fully present with me in this moment.

She remembers this, too, and fondly. It reminded her to slow down once in a while and just be — something that came naturally to me but not to her. God made my mom the way she is, and He made me the way I am. We complement each other and remind each other to enjoy the beauty of the way God made us.

The way I’m made is my gift and my strength. It is valuable and worth protecting.

How do I protect it?

I don’t apologize for it when it takes the form of slowness or simplicity.
I nurture it.
I value it out loud for everyone to hear and see: “This is how God made me. Isn’t it lovely? I am so happy He made me this way.”

And in doing so, instead of comparing, we lean into one another by listening and learning and loving who we are.

Our key verse is simple, straightforward and true. He who is worthy of all praise has made each of us in His likeness, created to be worthy.

Maybe it’s time we believe it.

Dear Lord, I often feel as though I don’t measure up to the standard of who I “should” be. I forget that I am not made to be a clone of those around me, that I am created uniquely on purpose and for a purpose. Help me to love who You created me to be, to see every detail as valuable. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Encouragement For Today 16 June 2022 Thursday Devotional

PRAYER OF SALVATIONA MINUTE PRAYER COULD SAVE YOU “O Lord God, I believe with all my heart in Jesus Christ, Son of the living God. I believe He died for me and God raised Him from the dead. I believe He’s alive today. I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life from this day. Through Him and in His Name, I have eternal life; I’m born again. Thank you Lord for saving my soul! I’m now a child of God. Hallelujah!” Congratulations! You are Born Again... Get closer to God by reading your BIBLE and worshiping with other believers.
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