This is a new section to our website.  I will be posting different writings of inspiration and encouragement written by various people.  If you have something you would like to submit, please let me know.  However, please know that it could possibly be edited for the website.


                                             Thank you,

                                            Pastor Belle                                             


by Elizabeth Smith

Watch the picture ... it's AWESOME!

This is something that I minister to my ladies at West Central all the time because most of them have been so abused and beaten down.  I have been there and I know what it is like to have no self-esteem, but I have learned who I am in Christ and once you truly get a hold of that truth and you believe it, it will make all the difference in the world.

No other person has ever been born - nor will there ever be one - who is just like YOU!  Yes, God created you to be different from everyone else, and that's why you are special.

No one else has your point of view, your personality, your character or your passions.  No one can parent your children, listen to your spouse, care for your parents, or siblings, or friends, like you can.  No one else has your ideas, your talents, your abilities, your creativeness or your unique point of view.  No, there is truly nobody else like YOU!

The Bible tells us that God, in His infinite wisdom and love, created you with all your uniqueness.    For by him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible ... all things were created by him and FOR HIM.  (Colossians 1:16) 

Did you get that?  Did you really get that??  God (your Heavenly Father who created you) created you for Himself!  He wanted YOU!  WOW!  That gives me Holy Ghost goose bumps!  Just to think that He wanted ME!  He wanted YOU!  The Word says so ... and the Word does not lie!  My Heavenly Daddy loves me and He wants ME! 

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.   (Revelation 4:11)   Just to think that we were made for His pleasure.  He delights in you and me!  That is so amazing to me!

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.  (Psalm 139:13)

And everything God creates is special! 

For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected.... (I Timothy 4:4)

I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  (Psalm 139:14)

The King is enthralled by your beauty...  (Psalm 35:11)

God created man [and woman] on the earth ... Has anything so great as this ever happened?  (Deuteronomy 4:32)

God values you, because you were made in His likeness.

When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God.  (Genesis 5:1)

...Your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet of great worth in God's sight.  (I Peter 3:4)

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?  Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.  (Matthew 10:29-31)

He knows how many hairs are on your head.  And when you combed your hair this morning, if hair came out in your comb (or in the sink), He still knows how many hairs are on your head.  He knows how many tears you've shed when you pray.  He knows how many times you've laughed today and how many times you've cried.  There isn't anything about you that He doesn't know.  I can hear you saying, but He has so many people to worry about.  I don't want to bother Him with my problems.  He cares about YOU!  He loves YOU!  He is NEVER too busy for YOU!

The next time somebody puts you down or the devil whispers in your ear that you are a nobody, that you aren't worth anything and you will never amount to anything, you just laugh in the devil's face and say "YOU ARE A LIAR, SATAN!  I KNOW WHO I AM IN CHRIST AND I AM SOMEBODY SPECIAL!!!"

God created you for a special purpose.

For we are God's masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.  (Ephesians 2:10)

Read that again!  Did you get that???  We (YOU and ME) are His MASTERPIECE!  Do you know what a masterpiece is?  According to Webster's dictionary a masterpiece is a person's greatest piece of work; something of excellence!  What a wonderful truth to get into our spirit!  We are HIS MASTERPIECE!

All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  (Psalm 139:16)

God's love for you is so great, that even when you ignore Him, He still reaches out to you.

God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so very much, that even while we were dead because or our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead.  It is only by God's special favor that you have been saved.  (Ephesians 2:4-5)

If you are reading this and you don't know this wonderful Father I am talking about or you aren't where you know you should be in your relationship with Him, I want you to know that God thinks so much of you that He sent His Son to rescue you.  Won't you let Jesus bring you back to God today?

This is how God showed his love among us.  He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  This is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  (I John 4:9-10)

If you need prayer or want to know more about this Loving Father who created you for His pleasure, please feel free to write to me or contact any of the ministers here at Soul's Harbor.