You might wince even reading the title to these thoughts. If I am honest, I do too. In the last few years, instead of shutting down my wandering mind, I let it roam. I let my creativity communicate with God just as much as my prayers. If I am honest, I experience Him on such a deeper level that way. He is the ultimate creator, so how much more of Him is there to experience in our own unique creativities and gifts? Sometimes in worship I sit down and just let Him show me whatever He wants.
This particular night we were singing the song Good Good Father and when we got to the part that says "You are perfect in all of your ways." As I was reaching out towards Him, I saw reaching out towards me. He was serenading me with those words. He shifted the perspective to how much He adores me, how perfect and worth it He thinks I am. I was a weeping mess. I don't feel like that. I see my flaws regularly. Yet, there He was, staring me in the eyes, seeing the dark corners of my life and still telling me I am perfect in all of my ways. He is always singing to us as His beloved, the love of His life. It's easy to think of how much God loves Jesus. In reality, He loves you so much more. He didn't send Jesus for Jesus, He sent Him for YOU and for ME. You are so loved, so adored and perfect in all of your ways.
Instead of focussing on your flaws today, tomorrow or the next day, I want you to ask God and write down the things He loves most about you and put it where you can see it. You are His great creation and even in the midst of the mess you may have made in your life, He still looks at you and says,
"I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins." - Isaiah 43:25
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God - Colossians 1:3
You are perfect in all of your ways,