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Ever since Eden, the enemy has twisted what God longs to speak into us. He tempted Eve with a single question: “Did God really say…?” And he hasn’t stopped doing the same to the rest of God’s daughters since.

Did God really say…you’re enough?

Did God really say…you’re loved?

An interesting phrase follows, “the woman became convinced.” And everything changes forever.

I’ve listened to those lies at times as well. Maybe you too? A few years ago when the lies in my heart were especially loud, it seemed God prompted me to get up early in the morning and write. I’m not a morning person {I once put chocolate on the alarm clock to bribe myself to get up. I ate it and went back to bed!}. Yet that gentle insistence continued.

Each morning at my keyboard it seemed another word of truth spilled into my soul.

Loved

Cherished

Beautiful

At first it seemed scandalous. Could God really see me this way? But the more I dug into Scripture, the more I realized it was true. I became convinced.

Forty days, forty words.

I ended the journey thinking what had been revealed was just for my heart. But as a counselor, life coach and friend I began to realize that I wasn’t the only one who struggled with the lies. Again it seemed God tugged and insisted, find a way to share this with all My daughters.

A publisher agreed with the prompting and God’s Heart for You: Embracing Your True Worth as a Woman came into being.  And it didn’t stop there. Over the next few months I worked with DaySpring and Blessings Unlimited to create everyday reminders of those truths too–ways for women to touch, hold and share them.

We began to ask ourselves, “What if every woman could answer, ‘In God’s heart I am…’ “? That question led us to the video at the beginning of this post.

I thought after writing this book, after facing these lies, that I would never struggle with them again. But I’ve realized as long as we’re in this world, we’re also in a battle for our hearts. We need to remind ourselves and each other the truth every day, in every way that we can.

We’re loved–gloriously, beautifully, beyond what we can even imagine. God wants us to take hold of who we really are because He knows that if we do we’ll be unstoppable.

Will you join me?

It’s your turn, your time.

What’s your word?

“In God’s heart I am…”

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I’ll be sharing God’s Heart for You on the Bloom (in)courage page all week so be sure to stop by!

–Holley Gerthwww.InGodsHeart.com

{God’s Heart for You is available as a book and ebook.}

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  1. 1

    This was beautiful! Thank you.

  2. 2

    This video brings a big smile to my face and even a few tears! Beautiful. What a great way to start off my Monday morning. Thank you! Would you mind if I linked to your post on my blog? I would love to share this video with my family & friends. Have a blessed week.

  3. 4

    Once I wipe away the tears of joy, I’ll get started on my answer. Great video, definitely worth sharing!

  4. 5

    In God’s Heart I am…….a friend.

  5. 6

    It made my heart swell to see that video. What a way to start a week! In God’s heart I am wanted :)

  6. 7
    Beth Williams says:

    …wholly made, beautiful, smart, loving, caring, a friend, mentor, lover, forever loved & cared for!

    I really needed this today!!!!!!!!!

  7. 8

    In God’s heart I am beautiful. This is wonderful – thank you so much for sharing.

  8. 9

    I LOVED THIS!!!!!

    Unfortunately I can’t enter for the giveaway since I am moving on Wednesday so my camera and cords are all packed up (and I forgot to label the boxes before I sealed them..), and once I move I won’t have access to the internet again until Friday afternoon at the earliest… :(

    In God’s heart I am NOT an oops!

  9. 10

    In God’s heart I am His beloved.

  10. 11

    Forgiven.

  11. 12

    known and loved

  12. 13

    A battle for our hearts…so very true…

  13. 14

    I love hearing all of your words! Thank you for sharing them!

  14. 15

    In God’s heart I am whole. In God’s heart I am valuable.

  15. 16

    In God’s heart I am…secure.

  16. 17

    LOVE this video! I am sharing it around. Thanks so much for this post, I’m so glad to have my mind drawn to the truths of who I am in Christ.

    The giveaway sounds so fun and I hoping to enter it.

  17. 18

    *Tears* Beautiful video!

    I shared my photo Facebook. :)

  18. 19

    Oh, and one other…..

    THIN!!!!!

    WOO HOO!!!

  19. 20

    Enough!

  20. 21

    In God’s heart I am forgiven!

  21. 22

    In God’s heart I am Beautiful

  22. 23

    Love this!

    In God’s heart I am irreplaceable.

  23. 24

    In God’s heart I am valued.

    Now to find a creative way to show it!

  24. 25

    good enough
    Not too much, but (good) enough.

  25. 26

    in god’s heart I am….delightful.

  26. 27

    All these words, all these wonderful women. Love, love!

  27. 28

    In God’s heart I am….. no longer condemned, but set free to live life fully & wholly!

  28. 29
    Tina Sis in christ says:

    Holley

    Thank you so much for this blog. I watched the video first thing this morning. It was such a blessing!

    In God’s Heart I am LOVED & CARED ABOUT.
    Thank you for being You and allowing God to use you in a very special way!

  29. 30

    In God’s heart, I am whole………………

  30. 31

    In God’s heart, I am. That’s it — just “I am.”

  31. 32

    We are so limited in the country we live in so I cannot view the video but I want to respond to your question: In God Heart I Am….
    whole
    forgiven
    clothed in righteous garments
    blessed beyond measure
    loved, loved, loved
    confident of new mercy every day
    priceless
    worth dying for
    clean
    forever His

  32. 33

    In God’s heart I am… loved

  33. 34
    Marla L says:

    In Gods heart I am His to do what He wants with me.

  34. 35

    In God’s heart I am . .healed

  35. 36

    In God’s heart I am…..beautiful, adored, loved, forgiven.

    I needed to think about this today…thank you!

  36. 37
    Rosemary says:

    In God’s heart I am chosen to cherish, love, teach, care for, build up, laugh, play and delight in providing day care for my 3 precious grandchildren.

  37. 38

    what a beautiful post and brilliant book idea!

    It’s hard to believe that God thinks I’m anything, but I know He thinks I’m amazing even on the days when I can’t face the day and I am anything but a good Christian! And that is amazing in itself!

    x

  38. 39
    Colleen G. says:

    In God’s heart I am loved, accepted and hopefully make Him smile :)
    -Colleen G.

  39. 40

    Holley,

    I love this post and really needed to hear this today..

    “In God’s heart I am enough”

  40. 41
    michelle says:

    In God’s heart, I am washed! And so thankful. It gives me such peace in this crazy, chaotic life I am living. Thank you for the many reminders of how we are seen in God’s heart!

  41. 42

    You change lives. Truly.

  42. 43

    I actually created an art peace with my word…

  43. 44

    I posted the picture on the Facebook page

  44. 45
    Marla L says:

    In Gods heart I am forgiven

  45. 46

    this has been great – seeing everyone’s pics and realizing that those truths are about me, too… I loved meditating on this and creating my picture!!!

  46. 47

    What a wonderful video! Thank you so much for your originality. God has made us all unique and beautiful.

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