This year I am going to walk confidently in the realization that I am REDEEMED. I will look at myself the way Jesus does, not with condemnation, but with love.
He accepts me as I am while encouraging me to draw closer to him. I will accept my faults while allowing him to guide me in better decisions.
I will not worry about what others think of me. Their judgements, vocalized or not, do not change who I am in Christ. Their opinions can fade in the light of the King of Glory.
But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine."
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.
My redeemer, guide me this year deeper and deeper into your truth. When I look in the mirror, remind me of who I am and whose I am.
"Redeemed" by Big Daddy Weave
Isaiah 43:1-3 NIV, Isaiah 44:22 NIV