Selfie

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“And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10:15 (KJV)

In today’s mobile generation, we see a rising trend of the Selfie. A selfie is a picture of yourself that you take of yourself and then share it on a social media website such as Instagram, Snapshot, Facebook, etc.  Some do it to draw attention, or to boost their self-esteem, or just for fun, and they may go about uploading a new selfie everyday or several photos all throughout the day. Many don’t see a problem with it, but God does. We have taken “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” to a whole new level that God never intended. Yes we are beautiful, fabulous, fine, intricately designed and amazing human beings, but let’s not take our eyes off of the One Who made us.

I once dated a guy that was absorbed with himself. When talking to him, the conversation always revolved around his achievements and his problems. There was never, “So how are you doing?” I loved him, but I chose not to marry him because I wanted someone that was interested in me and cared about me just as much as I cared about him. I believe God feels the same way. He loves us, but He is looking to and fro for someone who has a heart that is perfect toward Him. He’s looking for someone that cares about what He cares about. God said blessed are the feet of them that preach the Good News, not blessed is the face. Who cares about what your face looks like when people have no food or shelter? Who cares about your new hair style or your makeup when people’s lives are broken and they need to know your God? No matter how popular or tempting it is, don’t become a selfie! Let your self-esteem come from who you are in Christ. Help promote God’s name. Be about His business. Let your feet be quick to move in sharing His Good News.

Prayer: Yes Lord, I repent for being consumed with myself. I rebuke all pride in my heart and I humble myself right now under Your mighty hand. My life belongs to You.  I worship You alone and I receive Your grace and heart to do what You have put me here to do. Use me Lord. Bless my feet to run and share Your Good News. In Jesus Name, Amen.

(Read 2 Chronicles 16:9; James 4:6)

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