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Listen Oh Daughter…

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Listen oh daughter, consider and give ear. Forget your people and your father’s house. The King is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your Lord. (Psalm 45:10,11)

Oh, if women everywhere would engrave this word upon their hearts and truly understand their value and worth as seen through the Kings eyes and not the world’s eyes. For man looks upon the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. The inward beauty of every woman, that soft, gentle, loving nature implanted by God alone that is meant to be shared with the world around them is open to the eyes of our heavenly Father.

This world looks for perfection in physical beauty and judges a woman’s worth based on outward appearances, but God sees the inward beauty of each woman with all the imperfections and says that he is enthralled by your beauty!! Oh, for the King of all kings to be enthralled by your beauty! How wonderful, how marvelous, how freeing! Yet so many women are ensnared by worldly teachings, false advertisings, and hurtful, lying words spoken to them. Hurt by parents, teachers, leaders, family, friends, and strangers. They received all these lies into their spirits and they falsely judge themselves by all the lies surrounding them. Oh, if they would only realize that the root of all these lies come from the enemy of their souls and have infiltrated their minds and soiled their hearts until it has affected their entire being. The way they think, the things they say, the way they dress, the way they view themselves, and the way they respond to others around them. Their spirits have been crushed until they feel unworthy, unloved, uncared for even by those who do care and do love them. And they live their lives in pursuit of acceptance, looking for ways to make people see them and ultimately “love” them. But the more they try, the more they believe that the world and the people in it continue to reject them. Even when people who genuinely do love them attempt to fill their life, they are so blinded by the lies that they cannot see the truth. Often they will enter wrong relationships, settling for anyone who seems to care just a little bit. Even though their heart may scream warnings, their mind refutes them in search for love. They are just looking for someone, anyone to fill the empty gaps in their life. And their wrong thinking caused by all the lies that have blinded them leads them down roads of more destruction. The enemy is always looking for ways to completely destroy lives. A little destruction is never enough. His thirst to destroy is never satisfied.

Oh, for women everywhere to know true love! The love of the One who has adored us since he formed us in our mother’s womb! Then lovingly, as only a proud Father could, planned out every single day of our lives as He hoped we would live it. He has written us the longest love letter ever written and throughout it tells us how much he loves us and cares for us. How he is constantly with us and desires to teach us and guide us if only we would love and trust him! He tells us that we are the apple of his eye, and he has engraved us upon the palms of his hands. He fills us joy and gladness, thanksgiving and singing. He covers us with the shadow of his hand. He defends us and gives us beautiful garments of splendor and praise. He places on us a crown of beauty and gives us the oil of gladness. He willingly receives all our hurts, fears, anxieties, and troubles and tells us not to fear or carry our burdens but to allow him to take them. He gives us food for our hungry soul and water to quench our thirsty spirit. He guards us, watches over us, and keeps us hidden in him. He says, “No man shall snatch you out of my hand!” He makes us promises and never breaks them. He lavishes us with gifts and speaks words of love to our spirits. He listens to us and hears every word we say. He speaks to us in hopes that we will listen. He chose us. He chose us! He loves us so much that he died for us. We are his love. When will we learn to make him ours? Women of God rise up! Wake up! There is truth you must learn! But first, you must be willing to surrender all the lies you have willingly believed and cast them at the feet of Jesus. Then allow him to replace the lies with the truth. Listen… Listen. He will remove the thorns and heal the wounds. You have much to learn and he is a great and patient teacher. Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways so that we may walk in his paths. Come… Come…

Father, be with my sisters. Draw them to you, Lord.  Lead them to the still waters, to the quiet places where you dwell with each one of them. Help them to cast all the lies at your feet and learn to walk in your truth and love. Remove the hurts. Heal the wounds. Help them to willingly open every place in their hearts to you, Lord, the only one who loves us for everything we are. The good, the bad, the ugly, all the imperfections, help them to lay them completely before you open and vulnerable. And as they humble themselves before you, Lord, lift them up, Father, to new places in you. Lead them where only you can. Fill their hearts with joy and gladness. Give them a new song of praise to sing to you. Dance with them, laugh with them, rejoice over them. Draw them into your presence, Lord. For they have been made worthy by the blood of your Son, Jesus. They are worthy to be loved. Worthy to be loved by the King of kings and Lord of lords! In Jesus name, Amen.

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