Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Closer Look

Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.  Psalm 26:2

One of the things I have challenged myself over the last six months with photography and life in general is to get up close!  To dig deep and allow myself to see things as they really are – the good, bad, ugly and beautiful!  Macro photography really helps me to do that on my many levels.   One night, a few months ago before falling asleep I was reading my bible and so many things were on my mind.   I was then unable to fall asleep.   God was showing me the beauty that lives deep within me and I decided to take a closer look…

(There was only one very small light on in my room and these were only edited for B&W conversion)

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“Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts;  and see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.”  Psalm 139:23-24

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“But You know me, O LORD; You see me; And You examine my heart's attitude toward You…” Jeremiah 12:3

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A few nights later I was still in thought over the deep things God was showing me, and again, took a closer look this time just not at arms length…

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This next photo expresses how I felt after digging deep and seeing myself as He does.   Truly the beauty we all possess has nothing to do with what we see – it fills to overflowing from the depth of our heart and souls.   Thank You God it has nothing to do with me and EVERYTHING to do with YOU!   You are my hope, joy, peace and all the love that I have to share with those in my life!   

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I pray you are considering joining in THE I AM BEAUTIFUL PROJECT! IF NOT, GO READ ALL THE BEAUTIFUL STORIES AND BE INSPIRED TO JOIN IN TODAY!!!!   

I pray you are taking a closer look at His truth and allowing it to change how you see and view yourself.  I pray you know how deeply loved you are and that your worth has nothing to do with anything you can do or will do here on earth.  Your worth is valued by something {someONE who knows you by name} not one of us could ever repay.   It is a free gift.   One worth more than anything you could ever buy yourself or wish to own.   Praying that you are willing to take a closer look at your understanding of God and your relationship with Him!!!   Because in Him this gift may be found and you will then realize your worth is OUT of this world!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I love this project so very very much... it really was wonderful to be a part and I love looking at the photos that have joined since!

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