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GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD; HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER. PSALMS 118:1

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WORD WEDNESDAY......

 
LABELS
 
Women, it seems,
are particularly at risk of being labelled.
 
The Stockton California incident that happen
this past December is one such instance.
 
"Stockton women outraged when
 waiter brings check calling them 'Fat Girls'"

 
 
To label means:
 
                                        1.An item used to identify
 something or someone,
as a small piece of paper or cloth
attached to an article
to designate its origin,
owner, contents, use, or destination.
 
2.A descriptive term; an epithet.
3. A distinctive name or trademark
 identifying a product or manufacturer.
 
tr.v. la·beled or la·belled,
la·bel·ing or la·bel·ling, la·bels
1. To attach a label to
2. To identify or designate with a label;
describe or classify:
 
In today's world there are so many labels
given to women....
 
 
We are labeled by our size:
 
 
 
We are labeled by the way we look:
 
 
 
We are labeled by the way we dress: 



We are labeled by were we live:




We are labeled by what we drive:

 
It is so easy to get a warped self image!
Confused Asian Woman Stock Photo - Image: 4083080
       
    Maybe you've developed a poor self-image
through unpleasant experiences
and misguided teachings.
These wrong ideas you have about yourself
 can end up reflecting in how you think
 God sees you.
But God's opinion is not based
on our thoughts and assumptions.


Do you see yourself how God sees you?
Child of God
 
HOW DOES GOD SEE US? 
 

You are a child of the King Most High!
 
 
'I will be a Father to you,
and you will be my sons and daughters,'
says the Lord Almighty."
2 Corinthians 6:17-18, NIV
 
 
"How great is the love
the Father has lavished on us,
 that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are!"
 1 John 3:1, NIV
 
By the way.....
That makes you a PRINCESS!

No matter how old you are,
it's comforting to know that you are a child of God.
You belong to a loving,
 protective Father,
God, who is everywhere,
Keeps watch over you
and is always ready to listen
when you want to talk with him.
 
YOU ARE FORGIVEN:
 
You are forgiving and good,
O Lord, abounding in love
to all who call to you."
Psalm 86:5, NIV
 
 YOU HAVE A PURPOSE:

"For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord,
Plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

 
 

We are all encouraged by a "leader"
who stirs us to move ahead.
Someone who believes we can do the task
he has given us
and who will be with us all the way.
God is that kind of Leader!


YOU ARE A LIGHT!


"You are the light of the World.
A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
....In the same way,
Let your light shine among men,
that they may see your good deeds
and praise your Father in heaven.
Matt. 5:14-16


Can you hide a city that is
sitting on top of a hill?
Its light at night can be seen for miles.
If we live for Christ,
we will glow like lights,
showing others what Christ is like!




Do you see yourself as God sees you?

If you are His.......
May this be a reminder of who are you in Him!
If you are not,
May this be a reminder of who you can be!

BLESSINGS!

PATTY






Thanks to Bonnie
at White lace and Promises
 for today's inspiration!
 

13 comments:

  1. I so love this!!! I just was talking about this with someone - I am a married woman (married for 17 years) & I have no children of my own. I get labeled so badly about that. Other women are so judgemental about it. Its crazy.
    So this post speaks to my heart!
    Thank you!
    (& totally just saved your blog to my Reader so I can follow you every day) :)

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  2. Thanks Patty.......I needed that! So beautiful, so true.
    Blessings, Trisha

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  3. Wonderful post. This is my first visit, but won't be my last. Very inspirational!!

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  4. Thank you so much for this encouragement! It can be so hard to get caught up in labels. On a side note, I can't believe the server listed the ticket as "fat girls." I feel really sorry for that person actually.

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  5. Oh Patty, what a wonderful post. Have you ever thought of doing a book? I am so thankful I am labeled Christian-----Child of God.

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  6. That is shocking and horrible for the place of business to treat anyone like that .. I agree with your wonderful post and WE do as a society label everything ... I am personally on a JOURNEY for kindess and making sure that this is what I show others.. I love your scripture and your positive BLOG ..it uplifts me everytime I visit.. Thank you !!!!!!!

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  7. I hate all those stinkin labels and so relate!
    How thankful I am that God doesn't see us that way. xoxo Thanks for the lift here today Patty!

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  8. I love your post! And the blog is great! I am your newest follower.
    Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog! It is so nice to find a sister in another place. I love your words and your encourgement. You have done a great job with this post. I am looking forward to reading some more!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  9. SO GLAD TO HAVE STUMBLED UPON YOUR LOVELY BLOG! WHAT A GREAT POST :) SO NICE TO MEET A FELLOW "SISTER" IN THE LORD. STOP BY IF YOU GET A CHANCE

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  10. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. :)

    I had not heard of this incident at the restaurant, how awful! Too often we put labels on ourselves or listen to the labels of the world. It is time to throw off those labels and put one on that says CHILD OF KING!

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  11. Good words Patty! We are blessed for knowing our worth is in HIM! It helps those little daily times we feel insignificant in today's world. Thanks for coming over to my blog!
    Blessings!

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  12. Beautiful... just beautiful. It's so true, isn't it? And women seems to label each other with such pitiful labels. I'm so grateful that GOD loves me just as I am... Not thin... Not rich, and with a HORRIBLE limp... I know that someday I'll RUN to Him... and will live with him FOREVER. What a promise.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  13. Great post!
    I recently had a conversation with someone about this very topic. Labels...I too had to explain what it meant...and that it was not in anyway malicious.

    Regardless how we see each other...if we are His, God calls us Righteous.
    That's the best label to have!

    I'm emailing you....thanks for stopping by my blog! Pat

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