... God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him.... Galatians 1:15-16, NIV
Thank you that you have a purpose for me! Not only that, but you planned out my path and you planned every good thing for me to do before I was even conceived. You saw the best in me from the beginning. And you see the best in me now. Even though the enemy has worked to damage, imprison, and even destroy me, you have worked to rescue, redeem, and restore me. You repair my heart. You release me from my chains. You raise me as your own. The world tells me I'm ugly, but you see my beauty. The world tells me I'm worthless, but you treasure me. The world tells me I'm filthy with shame, but you wash me clean. The world tells me I'm powerless, but you see my ability and possibility. Please help me take the words of the world and the thoughts of the enemy captive so that my mind will be clean, sound, and dedicated to you. Help me to know, to believe, and to live in the truth.
How do you see me, God?
Help me see myself the way you see me. Help me know the way you love me. And then help me see others and love others as you do. In Jesus' name, amen.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1, NIV