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Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Sweet, Sweet Song- Beautifully Made

You are a treasure of the Lord. He created you and you are precious in his sight. We all are beautifully made by a loving God, who created us “in his own image.” As women, we bear God’s image in a special way. In the book Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge, they share this insight, “And so the journey to discover what God meant when he created woman in his image-when he created you as his woman-that journey begins with your heart.” Do you believe deep down in your heart that you are a treasure, that you are precious?

The King is enthralled by your beauty. -Psalm 45:11

And let not your adornment be merely external-- braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. -1 Peter 3:3-4

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." -1 Samuel 16:7

From these passages, we can see that true beauty, inner beauty, comes from the heart. This is how God sees us. While we may all wish to change something about our outer appearance, until we can see ourselves as God sees us, we will never be satisfied. My dear sister, open the eyes of your heart and see the truth. You are beautiful!

Is there a song that reminds you that you are a beautiful creation of the Lord? Maybe there is a song that awakens your heart and soul and makes you feel so alive that you can’t help but dance? Or maybe there is someone in your life that needs to know just how beautiful they are and you would love to share a song with them? I hope you will join us this month in creating a layout inspired by your favorite songs. Below are a few songs I thought fit this topic, but feel free to share any song that you feel drawn too.

Broken & Beautiful- Mark Schultz
Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful- Seabird
More Beautiful You- Jonny Diaz

For this month, I made two layouts. One to remind myself of God’s truth and one for someone in my life who needs to hear she is beautiful more often. For the first layout I used lyrics from the song Beautiful by Bethany Dillon and Cinda’s wonderful kit. I love how the focus in this part of the lyrics is that God is the reason we are beautiful. He says that he has made us beautiful and I figure, who are we to argue with God. For the second layout I used lyrics from the song Crazy Beautiful by Chasen and Angel’s gorgeous kit. Both of these songs are great reminders that we need to see ourselves as beautiful women because that is how God sees us.

Each month the designers are invited to create coordinated digital kits inspired by the topic to help you complete your layouts. This month's kits are from Digital Compilations by Cinda and Designs by Angel. They are based on the swatch below. You do not have to use these kits to participate, but I challenge you to create your layouts using these colors. Paper scrappers are welcome to join us by using similar colored products.

Beautiful, Beautiful from Digital Compilations by Cinda

Serenity from Designs by Angel

After you finish your layout be sure to share it with us in the My Sweet, Sweet Song Gallery and the monthly thread in the forum. I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful layouts and finding out what songs you chose.

Sing It Out!

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