Self-Worth: Do you know your value?

Self-Worth: Do you know your value?

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20   Before I formed your in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart, says the Lord. Jeremiah 1:5   For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14   Hello Beautiful Survivor!   Do you know that you are more precious than silver or gold, diamonds or emeralds, rubies or pearls?  You are worth more to God than any materialistic item in this whole universe.  He created you to do his will; to carry out your assignment He laid before you.   Being sexually assaulted caused me to have little to no self-worth.  I felt lower that dirt; my self-esteem had hit rock bottom as did everything else.  I felt fat and very unattractive–like everyone who looked at me knew that I had been victimized.  So I began to not care less and less about my appearance.  After all, no one man would ever fall in love with a sexual assault survivor right?  After months of wallowing in self-pity and being advised by my family members, I began to yet again, pray to God to help me regain my self-worth.  I’d pray, “Lord, I am your humble servant coming before you just one more...
Ouch! That Hurts

Ouch! That Hurts

‘They shall be Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘On the day that I make them My jewels.’ Malachi 3:17 What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you may go. Joshua 1:9   Hello Beautiful! Are you willing to be cut? The life of a diamond is complex from start to finish. A diamond is a mineral made of more than 99.5% pure carbon that is crystallized. The factors which have an influence on a diamond’s color and shape come from the remaining .05% of substance which makes up the diamond. Diamonds are extremely durable and strong, they are in fact the hardest known substance in the world. A diamond crystallizes roughly 100 miles below the earth’s surface. The crystallization occurs so low due to the temperatures and pressure required for the process to occur. The way diamonds were brought to the surface of the earth and hence found was due to volcanic eruptions occurring over 60 million years ago.  The first diamond mine ever discovered was in India before 600 BC. India was renowned for being the world’s largest supplier of diamonds. Many of the known famous diamonds were found in India. However today India only produces a very small percentage of the world’s diamonds. Australia, Israel, America and South Africa are where most of the diamond production occurs today. Diamonds are not found in the...