21 In Glimpses

What God Wants You To Know // Glimpses Link Up

Growing up in a non-Christian home without the truth of God’s word alive in my heart, I struggled with self worth and accepting that there was a God who loved me, unconditionally, exactly how I was.  Even after all these years, I still struggle with accepting God’s unconditional love for me — the me He created me to be, just as I am.

In 2013, I wrote a book, Coffee Talk With Jesus: Intimate Chats With The Savior. I penned it the year before during the 31 days of writing in October. I remember how I would sit and pray and ask the Lord to speak to me and give me a word for His daughters each day. And I remember how overcome I was with emotions while writing each post. It’s as if God was speaking directly to my own heart so that I could absorb the truth and then share it with those who where reading.

Tuesday is Valentines Day, and regardless of your relationship status, I believe God wants you to know this: He loves you, just as you are.

I want to share just a few truths from my book in the hope that you will be encouraged to embrace the you that God created you to be!

Truth 1: God Sees You.

I’ve struggled with the feeling of not being seen all of my life. Matter of fact, I still struggle with it some days. I could be in a room full of people or home with my entire family and still feel so alone. But God has a powerful way of showing us that He sees us, when we least expect it. He is the God who sees you and He will never take His eyes off of you!

Here is what God says:

“You are longing to be seen yet you are afraid to be seen. Why do you fear being accepted for who you really are? My eyes peer deeply into your soul and what I see is beautiful. What I see is good. What I see deserves to be seen by others. Whenever you feel alone, I want you to remember that I am the God who sees you.” – Coffee Talk With Jesus, Day 5.

I want you to remember that I am the God who sees you. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet

Truth 2: You Are Valued.

One of the things I’ve struggled with most of my life is feeling treasured by those closest to me. When you value something, you hold it in high esteem and treasure it above other things. I never felt like my life had any value, worthy of someones time and attention. You are so valuable to God that He purchased you back from the darkness.

Here is what God says:

“I know you don’t often feel valuable. I know that you cannot imagine that you have anything of value to give to others. But please understand that you do not have to “give” anything to be of value. Remember that I love you, and that I paid a high price to purchase you back from darkness. Your worth and value far exceeds what your mind could comprehend.” – Coffee Talk With Jesus, Day 14.

Your worth and value far exceeds what your mind could comprehend. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet

Truth 3: You Are Beautiful.

Can I be honest with you? I still cringe whenever my husband tells me I’m beautiful. When my girlfriends tell me the same, I laugh it off. Why is it so hard for me to accept such a powerful truth? Perhaps it’s because all of my life I’ve measured beauty by the world’s standards. When I feel as if I don’t measure up, it’s hard to see myself as everything but beautiful. God looks at you and calls you beautiful. All that He sees in you is good.

Here is what God says:

“My desire is that you would walk in the full understanding of how I see you. You captivate Me, every time I see you. I love to look at you! True beauty is not reflected by outward appearance, but rather by what is found on the inside. Learn to walk in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control and you will portray your beauty to others. Most importantly, My beauty will be reflected in you, and there you will become all the more beautiful. Even in your imperfections and your unfinished state, you are still beautiful!” – Coffee Talk With Jesus, Day 17.

Even in your imperfections and your unfinished state, you are still beautiful!… Click To Tweet

These are just a few of the truths I wanted to share with you today. I hope that you are blessed. 

What is one lie that you are believing about yourself? Pray and ask God how He sees you? What truth is He speaking to your heart?

And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.

Glimpses #311-320

311. The scent of lavender that brings calm.
312. A reminder that I am a friend of God. He calls me friend.
313. He is a good, good Father.
314. My parents celebrating 56 years of marriage.
315. Being reminded again that God sees me.
316. A phone call from a proven Prophet. (I will blog on that one soon!)
317. Psalm 84:11.
317. Listening to my 20-month old grandson form words.
319. Encounters with God during worship.
320. My children, such a blessing to my heart.

Blooming lavender in a field at sunset in Provence, FranceIt is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
1. Grab the button to place in your post, or simply link back here.
2. Link up with the post permalink, and not just your blog url.
3. Visit and encourage others who link up. We need each other!
4. Share about the link up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
5. Use the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty so that we can find each other’s posts.



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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Lux G.
    February 13, 2017 at 12:22 am

    So good to hear (or read) these beautiful words again. Refreshing!

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      Barbie
      February 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you Lux!

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    jodie filogomo
    February 13, 2017 at 3:04 am

    We do need to hear the positive over and over, because for some reason, it’s easier to believe the negative!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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      Barbie
      February 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      Isn’t that the truth? Thanks for stopping by Jodie!

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    Michele Morin
    February 13, 2017 at 4:49 am

    We need steady doses of truth to counteract all the lies. Thanks, Barbie, for this Monday morning blessing.

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      Barbie
      February 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      So true. Have a beautiful week Michele!

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    Lesley
    February 13, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Thank you for these encouragements, Barbie. I need to be reminded of these truths over and over again.

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      Barbie
      February 14, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Me too Lesley!

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    Gayl
    February 13, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Thank you for reminding us of the great love God has for us. Blessings to you!

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      Barbie
      February 14, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      You’re welcome Gayl. Praying your week has gotten off to a great start!

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    Trudy
    February 13, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you for reminding us of these truths, Barbie. The lies can pummel so hard sometimes. I constantly need these reminders. Have a blessed week! Hugs!

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      Barbie
      February 14, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Blessings Trudy!

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    Dawn
    February 13, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I love that you prayed over what to share with His Daughters. That. just. blesses. me. 🙂 So, these truths you share, I think we can all say we need to hear them more. We all need to believe them over the false truths we have been believing about ourselves. The one thing that has been a hanging post it note in my line of vision is about belonging. This last year as I was letting my heart prepare the advent of the Christmas season He reminded me that I do belong and in order to prove it, He made that my prayer for the year with Psalm 139. 🙂
    Thanks for reminding us to let Him love on our hearts, Barbie.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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      Barbie
      February 14, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      That word “belong” trips me up all the time. Another powerful truth I need to believe…I belong to Christ. Thanks for stopping by Dawn!

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    Mary Geisen
    February 14, 2017 at 6:36 am

    I continue to learn I am enough. That is hard for me to accept but God shows me over and over again. Thank you for your words today. We all need to be reminded often that we are love, beautiful and valued. Love you sweet Barbie!

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      Barbie
      February 14, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Love you too Mary!

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    Meghan E. Weyerbacher
    February 14, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    The lie that tries to sneak into my ears would be…you are not a good mom. You are not raising them Christian enough. Wha??? But it’s true. Sigh. Thanks for this, Barbie!!

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      Barbie
      February 14, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Oh me too! I struggle with this as well, although my kids are grown and in their teens. Thanks so much for stopping by Meghan.

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    Natalie @messymom
    February 15, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Thank you for this encouragement Barbie. Those truths are sweeter than any Valentine’s day card!

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      Barbie
      February 17, 2017 at 7:09 am

      So thankful you were blessed Natalie!

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    Angela
    February 28, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    That is powerful, thank you! 🙂

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