The word prompt for today is study. I used it two different ways in my writing below. Enjoy!!
//All I saw was the imperfections. There were quite a few; the freckles, the bumps, the thin eyelashes, and the crooked smile. As I studied my face in the mirror I fantasized on how if there was not a financial ramification, what I would have done differently on my face. I would start with the “beauty mark” in the corner of my mouth. In reality, it is a mole and has often been mistaken for a food particle or chocolate. I honestly forget it is there, until someone reminds me, while they are trying to help me out with the food in the corner of my mouth. Sigh, if it were just gone.
I wish I could see myself and others without the physical imperfections. But alas, I am human. I am so thankful for a God who knows me and sees beyond my physical issues. In order to see past the physical ailments of myself, I need to spend more time studying His word and His plan for me. I believe my “study time” with God will never be complete. It will only continue to build on what I believe and strengthen my foundation.
I have accepted my looks and know this is what God intended for me. I didn’t mention the wrinkles around my eyes and mouth. Those are my laugh lines and I am proud to own up to them. It reflects the many giggles, chuckles, and belly filled laughter I have experienced in my lifetime. I have studied the lines on my face in the mirror and see pure joy.
Thank you, Lord, for the ability to see and study Your word and allow me to grow closer to You. Blessings!//
“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”-Hebrews 4:12-13-NIV