“It’s A Girl!” {Part One}

To all you wonderful daughters of Eve:

Ephesians 1:17-18 (AMP) says this to us:

17  I pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,

18 By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones).

As you read, I want to release to you an anointing for a fresh revelation of your true identity in God. Until we hear and accept His definition of who we are, we will never live the life He created, designed, and fashioned for us to live.

Rebecca, Hannah 3-7-15As women, we are created to be God’s image bearers. But whose image are we reflecting?

The world is full of definitions of who you are supposed to be – from the women’s magazine with the tummy tuck ad, to the Barbie doll newscasters on TV, and even sometimes to the small thinking church doctrine. Everybody wants to tell you who you are supposed to be, and most of those voices want to try and change you. Whether you are a man or a woman, they want to change you and fill you with questions of fear and doubt. They want to define and paint a picture of your life that’s less than who God says you are.

So who does the Father say that you are? He says you are His masterpiece!

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) says this to us:

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

In this verse we can find our identity, value, and purpose. A masterpiece is an artist’s greatest work, a one-of-a-kind, original, a “can’t be copied” work of great beauty, design, color, and image.

The Father, our Master Artist, chose everything about you, from your hair color to your eye color to your shoe size. He chose your family of origin, reaching back in the generations before you and pulling forward certain blessings you would need. He chose different parts of your heritage – some parts maybe not so beautiful, but some parts absolutely gorgeous. He planned for you, willing you into existence.

He chose the timing of your birth to be in this generation. He chose the talents, spiritual gifts, and dreams that would be developed for the purpose and call on your life. And He chose your gender.

He chose your gender. He wanted you to be a girl – a girl that would grow up to discover her true identity, true value, and true purpose, and learn to walk in that alongside her brothers. Not behind them or beneath them, but beside them. Not in competition with them, but in a complimentary relationship that displays the full image of God.

C.S. Lewis wrote:journal tied

“We are a Divine work of art, something that God is making, and therefore something with which He will not be satisfied until it has a certain character.

We are the work which the artist loves intensely, and over this work the artist will take endless trouble, showing his great love for the creation. ― C.S. LewisThe Problem of Pain

We are God’s masterpiece in the making, and out of love He doesn’t stop, He doesn’t stop – until we reflect His image – and all this done with immeasurable love, sweet compassion, and tender care to detail, for we are each His one of a kind unique design, greatly valued, and created for a purposeful life.

You are exceptional, memorable, unconventional, created to make a difference, to add value to life, to solve problems, to bring change where others are desperate for it, for you bring something no one else can or ever will.

That is who you are. You were born on purpose – as a PERFECT PART of the Kingdom of Heaven plan! You were born, purposed by God, and no matter what your birth was like or who was there, when you first breathed air, all of Heaven rejoiced with a shout, “It’s a girl!” “It’s a girl!”

{Be sure to catch next week’s post for more!}

Loads of Grace,

Robin

From the desk by the window, where His love & words overflow…

(c) Sozo Life & Leadership, LLC, March 20, 2015

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