Archives for September 2009

Sep 26

Charm, Beauty, Fear

****Edit, October 7, 2009….

Ladies of Grace Comm Church in Greensboro,

I’m drawing today. I received emails, blog posts, and phone messages. I have your names and I’ll draw and let you know who won. Also send me your email addresses!!! Send to Melissa@MelissaTaylor.org and I’ll send you my 10 Ways to be closer to God :)

Blessings Y’all!

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

Proverbs 31:30 (NIV)

What does it mean to be a woman who fears the Lord?

I want to hear what you have to say, and I’ll be back later to give you my thoughts on this.

Blessings,

Melissa
Sep 25

Faith Confession #6

Yesterday I posted one of my church’s 12 Faith Confessions. Today, I’ll post another. #6.

“I have no insecurity because I see myself the way God sees me.”

I posted this statement on my FaceBook and Twitter pages today. The comments I received were interesting to me.

Here they are:

Words to strive for 😉

I agree. I’m working on faith and believing God. Not as easy as you think it might be. I have trust issues.

That preaches good but not so easy to live.

Why is it so hard to believe this? I’ll tell you why.

We are human. Insecurity began the minute sin entered the picture. And ever since, we have struggled with feeling secure and good about ourselves.

Just like the woman said in the comment above, It’s not easy to live. I recite the confession. I know it can be true. But not because of me. Only because of Christ in me. Melissa is not secure. Melissa does not see herself in high esteem. But God sees me differently. And I believe God. So for that reason, I have no insecurity. I do see myself the way God sees me. (or at least I keep telling myself that!)

Ladies, we have to make a change. We can’t live our lives thinking and talking ourselves down. Thinking ourselves inferior to others. Comparing ourselves. I do it too. I know it’s hard. But we should believe like God.

So, repeat after me…

“I have no insecurity because I see myself the way God sees me.” and now say it again… “I have no insecurity because I see myself the way God sees me.” And when you don’t feel it, that’s okay. You know the truth. Remember that feelings are fickle. But God isn’t.

Be blessed,

Melissa
Sep 24

Faith Confession #1

Our church has 12 Faith Confessions. Every now and then I’ll be sharing them here.
The first one means everything to me. Here it is:
“I am fully forgiven and free from all shame and condemnation.”
Isn’t that the best news you could ever get???? It is for me.
Unfortunately, I have much in my life that could easily bring me shame and condemnation. And at one time I let it. But then I entered into a new relationship. With Jesus.
I learned that there is NO CONDEMNATION in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1) and that I am forgiven totally (Psalm 32:1-5).
Are you able to live free? Or are you held captive by something you’ve done in the past?
Repeat after me. “I am fully forgiven and free from all shame and condemnation.” In Jesus’ Name.
Shame-less,

Melissa