Yesterday, I sat glued to the T.V. watching the “homegoing” of Whitney Houston. I was struck by the fact that though from all appearances, Whitney had it all – she struggled with self-doubt. On February 28, I will be flying to India where I will be speaking to a group of Dalit women. (You’ll be able to follow my trip on Twitter) They are the lowest of the low in India’s caste system. Most of them have been abused. I wrote the following declaration for them but, as I was praying this morning it struck me that self-doubt torments both the poor and rich a like. So I share this declaration with you, with hopes that God will empower you to stand strong in your identity as God’s beloved daughter. Be blessed today!
“I am Blessed”
A Woman’s Declaration
I am blessed….
I am the beloved daughter of the Most High God.
I am holy and dearly loved.
I am precious and honored.
My sins have been forgiven and my wounds have been healed.
I am clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit strengthens and empowers me.
In this world, I may be poor. But in God’s kingdom, I am rich. I am a co-heir with Jesus Christ.
In this world, I may lack influence and power. But in God’s kingdom, I have authority in Jesus name.
In this world, I may experience suffering and shame. But in God’s kingdom, I have joy and hope.
My past can no longer traumatize me – I belong to Jesus.
My abusers can no longer shame me – I belong to Jesus.
My fears can no longer control me – I belong to Jesus.
My sins can no longer condemn me – I belong to Jesus.
I am the daughter of the Most High God.
I am blessed.
(Colossians 3:12; Isaiah 43:4; Isaiah 53:5; Romans 3:21-22; Romans 8:26; Galatians 4:5-7; Ephesians 1:4-5; Romans 8;16-18)