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The Artist

07 May

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So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them, Genesis 1:27.

Don’t insult the Artist.

You were made in the image of God. Meaning there is a part of you that represents who He is and His creativity. I love painting. I love every painting I have done, even the one’s with imperfections. I would not make a good professional artist because I don’t like to part with my creations. If I ever give you one, you know it’s true love. God not only painted you.

He created you after His likeness. You are a physical manifestation of who He is. You are. Meaning, when you put yourself down, you are insulting the One who made you. You are insulting the One who you were created to be like. When you put others down, you are insulting the One who made them.

We are not God, but we are His image bearers. This is why insults hurled at us hurt so deep. You were created to be loved, cherished, adored, and amazing.

You are amazing. Say it with me, “I am amazing!” It is not pride to acknowledge the great things God has done in making you. It is pride when we believe we are responsible for being great and amazing. We are only great because we are made in His image.

So, my challenge for you this week, this year, for our lives is to stop insulting the Artist. To stop insulting ourselves and others. Self deprecation is not humility, it’s a subtle form of pride. It’s saying, “God makes junk and my opinion is more valuable than His.” The enemy works diligently to convince us we are not who God says we are. He is a liar.

God never has and never will make junk. Even when we feel less than beautiful (handsome), stellar, and amazing, God says the following…

You are beautiful (handsome)

You are chosen

You are special

You are significant

You are valued

You are intelligent

You have a lot to offer the world

You are a gift to the world

You are a treasure

You are My (God’s) delight

You are a light in a dark world

You have immeasurable value

You are gifted and talented

You can do things that no one else can, because you were born with a divine purpose

You are a world changer

You are made in My (God’s) image

You are creative

You have the mind of Christ

You can do great and mighty things!

You are more than a conqueror

You are victorious

You are the apple of My (God’s) eye

You have a great call on your life

You can do ALL things through Christ who gives you strength

You are My (God’s) friend

You make the world a better place

You are making a difference

You will always be loved; today, every day, and forever with an everlasting love!

Have a blessed and wonderful week. God loves you. You are deeply loved.

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8 Comments

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in From the Author, God's Heart

 

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8 responses to “The Artist

  1. Gregory A. Johnson (@Gregory_Johnson)

    May 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Thank you for this encouragement, Erin. You and your writing are a blessing to many. Know that you are loved.

     
    • Erin Lamb

      May 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you my friend. You are a blessing.

       
  2. annabachinsky

    May 7, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Wow. This was so beautiful and encouraging. Thank you so much for sharing this. Be blessed!

     
    • Erin Lamb

      May 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. Bless you. 🙂

       
  3. Akomondi Tambe

    May 12, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Erin, I must confess you’ve been a blessing on twitters. Wonderful insights, revelations for liberation from the father. May God continue to use you powerfully in set His children free. Thank you.

     
    • Erin Lamb

      May 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Thank you. I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and come back and visit again. Blessings.

       
  4. Iona

    May 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Thank you. I needed all of those words of encouragement and the reminder to remember God’s scriptures.. Sincerely, thank you.

     
    • Erin Lamb

      May 23, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. You are deeply loved. And God has great plans for your life (Jeremiah 29:11).

       

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