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Change the Image

July 12th, 2011 - True Beauty

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When I was doing my morning devotionals the other day, God brought me to one that I knew He wanted me to share with all of you! It talks about how the Word of God can change the image that you have on the inside, which is the key to any lasting change that you hope to see on the outside!

Here’s an excerpt from the Faith to Faith devotional written by Kenneth Copeland:

According to Romans, hope is actually looking at something you can’t see. How do you do that? You do it by looking at the promises of God in the Word until with your inner eyes- the eyes of your spirit- a picture is formed.

For example, one of the hardest things I ever had to do was face the fact that the inner image I had of myself physically was overweight. It didn’t matter how hard I tried to change, it wouldn’t go away. I was always on a diet. I must have lost (and regained) hundreds of pounds over the years.

I finally had to admit that as long as my inner image of myself was fat, my outer self was going to match it. Remember, it’s faith that changes things, and without the inner image of hope, faith cannot work.

So I decided to fast for seven days. I searched my bible for every scripture I could find on food and eating and I found many.

I meditated on every one of those scriptures and prayed for seven full days. What was I doing you may ask?! I was changing the image on the inside of me concerning my weight.

It wasn’t long before the new image I had on the inside began to shine on the outside. I began to see myself as the healthy, fit person that God created me to be, and over twenty years later, I have maintained my desired weight, (which is what I believe God created me to be at!)

I will tell you however, that this is not something that can be done overnight. It takes time. Especially if the inner image you’re changing has been there for years.

But you CAN do it and God wants to partner with you! I have seen thousands of people transformed by changing the image they have on the inside of themselves with the Word of God!

Go to the Word of God today and begin to change the images inside of you. Change them from the images of despair and defeat to images of hope! Let God give you a blueprint in your heart for what you are believing for, and let your faith build on it!

(Related Scripture Reading: Romans 4: 16-21)

13 Comments

Cynthia Patterson said:

We have to understand how God sees us. When we trust Him and what He did at Calvary for our sins, He sees us as saints. When He looks at us, He sees us covered in His saving shed blood. He sees us in Christ.

July 12th, 2011 — 4:44am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Amen Cynthia! :)

July 12th, 2011 — 1:31pm  | 

kate said:

this is such a great inspirational post thanks for sharing, every girl should read this!

July 12th, 2011 — 6:00am  |  Reply

Brindi said:

This is beautiful and inspirational. Thanks for sharing, Katie!

July 12th, 2011 — 7:18am  |  Reply

Shannon said:

Thanks so much for sharing this, Katie! Its just what I needed! :) <3

July 12th, 2011 — 8:22am  |  Reply

Rach said:

Amen! Beautifully written!

July 12th, 2011 — 7:19pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

I agree rachel. I love kenneth and gloria copeland their teaching is right on! :)

July 13th, 2011 — 6:00am  | 

Sami said:

katie you are beautiful inside and out. i love this post, and can totally relate to the inner change going along with the outer <3

xo.

July 15th, 2011 — 12:31pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thank you Sami!!!! Same to you! :) God is so wonderful, how He loves us and changes us! :) I just cant stop sharing what He’s done! :)

July 15th, 2011 — 7:49pm  | 

Jenny said:

Oh, wow Katie! That same devotional has ministered to me over the years. Thank you for sharing that excerpt and for your beautiful testimony! You’re living proof that it’s so good, so sweet, and so beautiful to belong to the Lord. Bless you sweet sister and thank you!

I’m so happy I’ve found you blog and I totally had a choco-pb protein shake following your recipe to a T after my workout this morning!

July 21st, 2011 — 9:33am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Bless you Jenny! :) Thank you…That ministered to me! :)

July 21st, 2011 — 4:55pm  | 

Leah said:

I was searching around your blog to see what else I may have missed recently and this post jumped out at me. I am here, Katie…that inner voice screaming at me “your fat, your ugly, you used to be skinner, ect, ect.” And, all the old standards I used to be judged by coaches as a gymnast. Not good!! :( It really all started last month when we had family pictures done casually with Wade’s side of the family. I can’t tell you how much I “hate” (I know big ugly word…but I’m being honest here) that picture and how I look. I just cry and cry in my heart when I look at it. This post really convicted me about my thoughts and old “habits.” I am working on listening to the truth and healing from the inside out. Thank you for your authenticity. Love ya, friend. xo

June 20th, 2012 — 11:35pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

praise god for this revelation leah! so true!

June 21st, 2012 — 11:00am  | 

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