Last week, Pearl challenged us to start seeing ourselves as beautiful. Once again, this is not something that comes easily to me, especially when there is already nothing about myself that I like. However, what I decided to do, and what has worked for me in the past, is that I decided to believe what God says about me above what I feel about myself. God’s word is truth and his word says that I am fearfully and wonderfully made, that I am a temple of the Holy Spirit and that his word lives inside me. And guess what happened? I feel a shift – it’s a small shift, but it is there. Instead of focusing on all these negative messages I have received my whole life that has led me to believe I am ugly and unworthy, I am now believing God’s word that says I am beautiful and most definitely worthy. I think believing the God of Truth is far better than believing my negative past experiences.
In my journey in walking away from being a gate-keeping wife, I have come across a 52 week course in renewing our minds on this very subject. I have come to realize that no matter what obstacles we face in life, we aren’t going to get anywhere unless we start to renew our minds. And it is only by God’s grace that true renewal can take place – deep down to a cellular level.
I think this blog post was written exclusively with me in mind. Here, the author of today’s post – Bonny Burns – at Jolene Engel’s 31 Days to a Better Marriage, speaks about how to connect with your husband. Sex was a problem. Steamy chemistry ignited first romance with my husband and sealed our marriage. It… Continue reading Day 7: A Wife’s Prescription to Connecting with Her Husband