Monday, March 18, 2013

Imperfect But Loved

The fun things about today's outfit:
1. Slouchy Shirt - Hand-me-down from friend (Jennifer)
2. Jeans - Buckle
3. Toms - Old but good! 
4. Necklace - Antique store for $1

This has been another whirlwind of a day. Monday's are my days off. So I try to pack all the Saturday left overs into Mondays. And if it's not raining, I always try to go on a walk with my mom to start the day. 

This morning we had a particularly heart felt conversation, in which I revealed to her a few of my imperfections. This is never easy to do because we all want people to think we have it all together. We hope that people see us and think, "Wow, she's doing well." So to reveal our humanness and imperfections is not something we aim to do on the daily.

The part I loved best about my time with my mom was as I left her house after our walk she hugged me and said, "I love you. And I don't love you any less than I did before."

Isn't that how we are with God sometimes? We'd rather pretend we are living rightly than to confess we've made mistakes. We'd rather our imperfections be a secret. But when the time comes that we are stripped of our pride and we do confess and seek restoration, God so eagerly takes us in a huge embrace and tells us He loves us. He tells us that He will always love us. He will love us forever.

Oh the power of Jesus' sweet name!

Luke 8:17
For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, 
nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light.

Romans 8:37-39
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers,
nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, 
shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

10 comments:

  1. Love your outfit! Toms are always cute and your top is so cool!
    Thanks for the reminder that God loves me in spite of my imperfections! I have really enjoyed following your blog this past week and have been so inspired by each of your posts!

    xo
    Caroline

    lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

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  2. I know I say it nearly every time I comment on your blog - but I love it. I love hearing about your love for God and others as well as the Bible verses you post. Your blog is truly unique and has quickly become one of my favorites! :)

    2ndhand Knowledge: A Style Blog

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  3. You go girl! Imperfections are some of my favorite things. They are real and raw and sooooo redeemed! xoxo

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    1. I love all those words! haha. Real. Raw. Redeemed!

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  4. Loving the red hightlights in this outfit! And yay for imperfections :)

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! Glad you stopped by my blog!

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