A reflection on bodily image

Reflections for the day

1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

“Yes, worship of the loving God is man’s whole reason for existence.” A.W. Tozer


A reflection on bodily image

Heavenly Father,

Thou art almighty, and thou art most powerful, and we praise thou for thou power, and we praise thou for thou mightiness. Thou art Our Heavenly Father who knows all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who sees all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is in possession of all thou facts.

Heavenly Father, thou art the creator of thou world and all that is in thou world, and thou hath created all things known to all of Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by all of Mankind. Thou hath created all of Mankind to be born with a particular appearance, and thou hath created all of Mankind to be born with a particular shape, and thou hath created all of Mankind to be born with a particular colour, and thou hath created all of Mankind to be born with a particular size, and thou hath created all of Mankind to be equal within thou eyes.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou loves each and every one of us, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that allows all of Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and to love thou with all of a soul, and to love thou with all of a mind, and to love thou with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that overspills into a relationship, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that allows all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, loves us all.

Heavenly Father, thou sent thou beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, into thou world to die for all of Mankind in order to redeem all of Mankind from all sins, and in order to show all of Mankind thou way to thou. We acknowledge that during thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, that it was revealed that there is a need to focus on thou always and not on a self.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures teach all of Mankind about an appearance. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to be content with an appearance that thou hath bestowed upon each and every one of us. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to not be concerned with an appearance that is outward but to be concerned with a matter that is close to a heart. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to put aside a concern that relates to an appearance that is outward, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for a self to turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon what is described as a concern related to a bodily image, and a concern related to a bodily image is one that is described in the media, and a concern related to a bodily image is one that is to do with a size. We are able to see in a way that is clear that many are happy with an appearance, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that some are less than happy with an appearance, and that a self who is less than happy with an appearance is a self who desires to be of size that can be described as slim, or of a size that can be described as thin.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before a health professional, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before an educationalist, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before the media, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before a parent, and the opportunities we ask thou to provide before many are ones that will allow a ground that is common to be found whereby all are helped to see a way forward in a way that is clear in coming to terms with a concern of size.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is led daily. We hope and we pray that a self will turn to thou always, and we hope and we pray that a self will focus on thou, and not on a self.

Heavenly Father, we are thankful that thou hath created all of Mankind to be of an appearance that is, and should be, acceptable to all, and we ask thou to guide a self to accept an appearance of a self, and we ask thou to guide a self who feels somewhat less than satisfied with an appearance that is outward to turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with thou Holy Spirit, reigns on most high, and is, and was, and always will be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power and being, that governs all who are of thou world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


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Posted on June 1, 2012, in being healthy, bodily image, media, The sin of vanity and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Daphne Williams

    Loving Father, it is with sadness that we see the number of young people with eating disorders encouraged by the ultra slim models which appear in magazines. Little do they realise that they are , in some cases, irrevocably damaging their health. Professional help is not always available and parents need to be aware of the devious ways in which these youngsters hide the fact that they are eating very little. We pray that pressures from the media might help them see the error of their ways. Amen

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