Friday, March 27, 2009

Fingerprint Friday

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of god
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of god
And I know its true
Youre a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of god

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Here's how to join in.

1. Blog with your interpretation of God's fingerprints. Be sure to link back here so others can find the entire list of participants!
2. After you've posted your blog, sign the Mr. Linky below. Have fun exploring the other links as well!
Please only sign in if you're participating. Hopefully this will make us look at things through fresh eyes throughout the week!
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This week the topic of approval from others keeps coming into my mind.
Why do we do this? It shouldn't matter what others think of our car or house.
Others opinions about our clothing or how cute our kids are mean nothing.
The amount of blog comments you get doesn't define you.
The number of friends/followers on myspace or twitter doesn't tell a thing about who you are.
You don't need approval from others.

You know who you are? You are a friend of God! He created you! He molded you to be exactly as He wanted. He smiles when you are righteous. He hurts when you hurt. He's there when you're lonely. His fingerprints are all over you and He couldn't love you any more than he does. And He calls you a friend!

(I don't really have a photo that applies to this, so I'm picking a random one.)

James 2:23
And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend.

11 comments:

artsyclay said...

A beautiful reminder to love ourselves and SO important! I didn't love myself for many years, and when I found God, He taught me to stop hanging on to all the things I'd done wrong, to FORGIVE myself and let go, to stop being so hard on myself and love myself with the same compassion and understanding I show to everyone else. He told me if I was hating MYSELF, I was hating HIM because He lives in my heart. Whoa. So I said, OK, I love myself. :)

Blessings to you on this Fingerprint Friday! (Gorgeous photo after days of rain here!)

Scott, Joanna, Matthew said...

What an inspirational message! It brings to mind the song What a Friend We have in Jesus. It also reminds me that we can always lean on Him in good times and bad.

Happy Friday!

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful message and so true..The picture is wonderful..glad you shared it. Doesn't matter when we take them..especially when they are so pretty..

Rebekah said...

What a pretty picture! And those thoughts are a good reminder any day.

Princess Caitlin said...

Amen.

Beadin By The Sea said...

You are so right! Thanks for the reminder. Great photo... Kansas has some of the most beautiful sunsets!

The Perfect Trio said...

I needed that today....thanks Beki!

PiaTillys Boutique said...

I've been absent from blogland for a while, but I'm back...thanks for todays wonderful message! :)

Kasey said...

what a beautiful post my dear!!
xo

Robynn's Ravings said...

Would you mind reading my post today and see if that counts? Realizing he is giving me what is best for me feels like fingerprints to me. :) I'll look forward to what YOU think.

Michelle said...

To comment on your topic of the week, my husband and I had a group of people we thought of as friends. We did things with them all the time, but we never felt we 'fit' in. They were spending money left and right and while we didn't really fall into that trap it was always a gap between us and them. I came across a saying that said "people spend money they don't have, buying things they don't need, to impress people they don't like". We realized how true it was. We started doing less and less with these 'friends' and found REAL friends. The ones you don't have to impress (I went to dinner at their house last night in pajamas:). After we distanced our selves a bit we realized how much less stressful our lives were. Even though we weren't spending money we didn't have we were stressed about tying to keep up. We later found out 3 of the 4 other couples claimed bankruptcy and one got a divorce. There are things we miss about our old friends and we still see them once or twice a year, but we enjoy our lives so much more now and have time for real friends.

I hope you find people around you that make you feel special just for being who you are - because YOU ARE special!