Take This Cup

When I pickednew” as my word for 2020, I didn’t have in mind a scary new virus. Oh my.

As we struggle to keep up with the latest reports from around the world, a soul-calming reminder for us all: God remains unchanged (Hebrews 13:8) and His Word endures forever (Isaiah 40:8).

Even so, as He gathered with His disciples on the night He was betrayed, Jesus did introduce something new, planned before the beginning of time. Let’s take a look.

In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” Luke 22:20 

In the same way, after the supper he took the cup… Luke 22:20

This opening phrase points back to an action taken moments earlier during the meal, when Jesus “took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me’” (Luke 22:19).

So, first the bread. His body, broken for us.

On hundreds of Sunday mornings, I’ve held a thin wafer, small pellet, or torn piece of bread in my cupped hands and reflected on the immensity of His sacrifice. Wherever and whenever we participate in this sacrament – the eucharist, the Lord’s Supper, communion – bread comes first.

Then, “in like manner” (ASV), while the disciples surely looked at one another, trying to grasp the true meaning of His words, Jesus “did the same” (CJB) with a cup of wine.

…he took the cup saying “This cup is the new covenant…” Luke 22:20

With a “cup of wine in his hands” (CEV), Jesus told them about “the new promise” (NOG) His sacrifice would make possible, “the new testament” (KJ21) His death would usher in. A new and “binding relationship between God and his people” (EXB), which harkened back to the old covenant that God introduced through the prophet Moses.

“Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, ‘This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words’” (Exodus 24:8).

God knew the old covenant wouldn’t be sufficient, that the blood of a young bull could never atone for the sins of the world. That’s why He told His people through the prophet Jeremiah, “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah’” (Jeremiah 31:31).

All the animals ever born couldn’t spill enough blood to cover our sins. But God could.

“…in my blood,…” Luke 22:20

And so, we take the cup, as we must. I always find this element harder to swallow than the bread, as I hold a thimbleful of wine or grape juice and think about our Lord nailed to a cross, spilling His blood to give me eternal life.

So much love. So much mercy.

This new covenant of grace was “written” (MSG) and “established” (HCSB) and “made” (VOICE) with His blood. “Sealed” (EXB) and “confirmed” (NLT) and “ratified” (AMP) in His blood.

There was nothing tidy and neat about His death. It was dirty, sweaty, grimy. The skin on His back was torn to shreds, His hands and feet were pierced with crude nails, even as a crown of sharp thorns pressed into His scalp.

So much pain. So much blood.

All of it was necessary. All of it was purposeful. “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians 1:7).

“…which is poured out for you.” Luke 22:20

For you, beloved. For you. His blood was “shed for you” (KJ21), “as a sacrifice for you” (NLT), with one glorious goal, “to purchase back your souls (TLB).

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lord Jesus.

If you’re wondering why I scattered this post with pink begonias and dahlias, rather than images of suffering and pain, it’s not meant to soften His sacrifice; it’s meant to glorify it, highlighting the beauty and perfection of His gift to us.

Our special giveaway this month was a lovely book with 365 devotions written for women by women, new from Our Daily Bread. They kindly asked me to write the foreword for God Sees Her, which was a joy to do, since I’ve read every word and loved it.

From the comments below, I chose five winners at random on March 27. Congrats to Katy, Kimme, Holly, Melinda, and Ann, who described what God sees when He looks at you. Feel free to still leave a reply, and thanks for sharing.

Since our Women’s Bible Study can no longer meet on Tuesday mornings at our church, we’re gathering online and you are invited. Join me the next three Tuesdays – March 24, March 31, and April 7 – for Tuesdays @ Twelve on Facebook LIVE with Liz, as we continue our study of The Women of Easter.

Don’t do Facebook? No worries. You can watch the video anytime after it’s live, from any device you own. I’ll post the links each week on my website too, so they’re easy to find.

Meanwhile, stay safe, stay well, and stay close to the One who sees you and loves you.

268 Responses to Take This Cup

  1. Rani Vande Berg March 23, 2020 at 5:11 pm #

    What God sees when He looks at me. Because of His son’s sacrifice, He sees me as the perfect being He created. This thought is so amazing. Only by looking, as it were, through His son, does He see us as washed and like new. What amazing, unfathomable grace.

    • Colleen March 23, 2020 at 5:39 pm #

      What God sees looking at me is unfathomable. He sees past the flaws and blemishes I have. He sees past the disobediences and laziness. He sees my potential. He sees my hope. He sees my heart. He sees me with the love and grace only he can give. ❤️

      • Sheila March 23, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

        What God sees when He looks at me is a sinner saved by His grace and mercy. He sees a woman that has been broken but made new and stronger than she can imagine! My strength comes from Him! He sees a woman that still struggles daily but has learned to die to Him daily and trust that He will never forsake and never leave her alone!!

        • Hope Yurchuck March 23, 2020 at 7:57 pm #

          When God looks at me He sees His child. A child often lost but because of His love forgiveness and mercy I’m never lost for long. My Savior waits with open arms to wipe my tears and heal my wounds. I am blessed beyond words. Thank you Jesus.

      • Melissa Waters March 23, 2020 at 6:26 pm #

        What God sees when He looks at me is that I’ve been covered in the blood of Jesus Christ. Redeemed, set free. He sees my victories fir His glory! Ge sees when I fall short but cry out in repentance.

      • Shelly March 23, 2020 at 7:43 pm #

        When my Heavenly Father looks at me He sees somebody who is hanging on by her nails…but I’m hanging on. I am a not giving up. I have made so many mistakes…but He knows I am a work in progress❤️ Who is so thankful for His mercy which is new Every. Single. Day.

    • Nancy Gamble March 23, 2020 at 8:13 pm #

      When God looks at me, He sees the Righteousness of God only because of His sacrificial blood. Ashes to Beauty! A child of the King! He calls me Friend!

      • Jennifer D. March 23, 2020 at 8:28 pm #

        When God looks at me, he sees his work in progress. Although it may be slow at times, I’m learning and trying hard!

    • Sue March 23, 2020 at 10:17 pm #

      When God looks at me He sees his daughter being still in his word. Remembering not to run ahead but to walk with him. To talk with him about these tuff times and remember that He is listening and in control. God is good all the time.

      • GG March 24, 2020 at 5:05 pm #

        He sees a woman who struggles daily but knows that through Him all things are possible.

    • Michelle Felten March 24, 2020 at 10:56 am #

      God sees in me a broken vesel that he is healing He gives me a love for others He sees a willing servent with a thankful hreat for the Lord. And a women that has a long way to go.

    • Earlene March 24, 2020 at 1:09 pm #

      I pray that God sees “eternally grateful when He looks at me.

    • Sharon Baumgardner March 24, 2020 at 1:43 pm #

      He sees me as his daughter

      • Karen M March 26, 2020 at 6:51 pm #

        Well how Beautiful to share at this time. The flowers delicate and beautiful as Jesus love and sacrifice for us. I have learned after 50 or more years of this journey with Him… because of who He is and who He is changing me to be He sees beauty. He has seen that from the start although I haven’t always seen it. I continue to seek his vision of those around me. I was thinking of how many of us will say take this cup
        ( Covid) from me-us. He will make something beautiful out of this as Well. Thank you Liz for sharing. Jesus Bless.❤ Karen

    • Susanne Whirley March 26, 2020 at 2:24 pm #

      Wishing you a glorious Easter, Liz!

    • Gayle March 27, 2020 at 5:33 pm #

      What does God see when he looks at me? He sees a grandma that he created in my mother’s womb with all the attributes and gifts he gave me before birth. He knows I am still His work in progress who is smiling because I am blessed by his gift of grace and salvation!!

  2. Beth Stone March 23, 2020 at 5:12 pm #

    He sees a woman who is much stronger than she thinks she is. A woman he finds more confident than she thinks she is. A woman who is working so hard to be more like Him, when she doesn’t need to “work” at it. He sees the daughter of King. Even though she feels unworthy of that title most days

  3. Donna Urso March 23, 2020 at 5:13 pm #

    God sees his servant. In this old and disabled body. He also sees me gladly serving every Sunday with guitar in hand. Most recently he sees me streaming our service a few of us play praise to him and our Pastor gives the message. I will continue to hopefully be seen as worthy of him . Even though I am most certainly not worthy.

  4. Lesli March 23, 2020 at 5:15 pm #

    What does God see when he looks at me….I believe he sees a lost child, a tired child, one who seems to call his name in times of need and then is quite. One who longs to hear God’s voice but can’t hear it. A strong faith but a broken heart.

    • Debbie March 23, 2020 at 6:42 pm #

      I thought about this question, and what stayed on my mind when I asked what God sees in me is that I am a child of God, doing the best I can.

  5. Jane March 23, 2020 at 5:15 pm #

    He sees me, sheltered in His arms, reaching out to those I love and those that I don’t know to share His peace.

  6. Pam Gentry March 23, 2020 at 5:17 pm #

    I believe God sees a well beloved Child of God. He sees a daughter who because of what his son Jesus did at the Cross is forgiven of all the wrong things I have done, things I should have done & didn’t. Wrong thoughts forgiven too. I could never be good enough but Christ is always enough. So just as I passionately love my family God loves me. Amazing but true.

  7. Ellen McKnight March 23, 2020 at 5:19 pm #

    As I read this email, I could actually SMELL the flowers. Memories of how flowers smell, perhaps? But sooooo REAL.

    • Raquel March 23, 2020 at 5:28 pm #

      God sees a child that loves Him with all her being. A child thats loved unconditionally and finds refuge, peace, tranquility and strength in Him. He sees a child that longs to learn more about Him and walks with Him daily.

  8. Julie March 23, 2020 at 5:21 pm #

    This really gave me the focus I needed in very anxious times

  9. Karen Leifheit March 23, 2020 at 5:21 pm #

    God sees His beloved child.

  10. Nancy Russell March 23, 2020 at 5:22 pm #

    When God looks at me, He sees me through Christ, washed white as snow.

  11. LisaKay March 23, 2020 at 5:22 pm #

    Being in the Word through daily readings, journaling and FB live The Women of Easter.
    Growing in God not fear.

  12. Marjorie Latall March 23, 2020 at 5:22 pm #

    I’d love the devotional book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  13. Marjorie March 23, 2020 at 5:23 pm #

    I’d love the devotional. Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. Ginny Quillin March 23, 2020 at 5:24 pm #

    He sees His perfect daughter, covered by the blood of Jesus!

  15. Susan March 23, 2020 at 5:24 pm #

    He sees a new creation. A new person in Christ. Whose past doesn’t define her, nor condemn her, or tower over her any…longer. He heard my voice. And my prayer(s) for mercy. He healed me. Thanks be to God!

  16. Marilynn March 23, 2020 at 5:25 pm #

    Take this cup invites us to partake of the sacrifice and salvation given to us by Our Lord Jesus Christ. A gift we don’t deserve and have not earned,
    but it is given freely to us. There is no greater Blessing!

  17. Carol March 23, 2020 at 5:25 pm #

    He sees me trying! Trying to fear not, trying to be still, trying to honor Him through this crazy season. I am trying to offer up all the uncertainty to Him, stay focused on Him, and hope that by Easter things will be somewhat better for us all. You are a gem, Liz, thank you for your insights and the lovely photos, and of course, your Bible Studies!!

  18. Brenda Williams March 23, 2020 at 5:26 pm #

    When God looks at me…
    Thankfully, he sees His own son because I believe He is my savior.
    Never could I ever measure up without the blood Jesus shed for me.

  19. Megan March 23, 2020 at 5:26 pm #

    I hope when He looks at me He sees me covered by the blood of Christ. I know theres no way to approach God without Christ’s sacrifice and I’m so grateful that because of that I can approach God in prayer.

  20. Dora Busch March 23, 2020 at 5:26 pm #

    I enjoy your writings so much. They lift my spirits. God bless you and keep you.

  21. Kathy March 23, 2020 at 5:27 pm #

    When God looks at me: wow! He sees beauty, He sees love, He sees caring, He sees perfection and He sees me! I wish I would see myself as He sees me. Praise God, He loves me as I am.

  22. Karen Jones March 23, 2020 at 5:28 pm #

    Oh dear, God sees a very imperfect gal whom He loved and redeemed…. Still so imperfect, but reaches for Him daily in love….

  23. Lori Jenson March 23, 2020 at 5:29 pm #

    I see broken God sees whole.

  24. Brooke March 23, 2020 at 5:29 pm #

    He sees me as he sees Christ, which is sometimes hard to fathom. I am as Christ… Washed and clean. Thank you Jesus!

  25. Shirley Risko March 23, 2020 at 5:31 pm #

    God sees me as His beloved , cleansed by the blood!!!!

  26. Cozette Davis March 23, 2020 at 5:32 pm #

    The thought that anyone would shed they blood for me is mind boggling. Knowing that JESUS did just that for me almost gives me a headache. How gracious I am firm his death and the Holy Spirit. My life has changed from the person i used to be having more and more of JESUS and the Spirit in me. I loved the newness in me that i got baptized again in October 2019. I needed to shed the old me, in a tangible way, forever for me. Mind you, I’d heard GOD speaking to mr, back to the water. I had fellow church members who decided they needed to be washed again for their personal crosses. My Pastor was so surprised to see saints who were already saved come forth. Liz Curtis, I want you to know, your testimonies and work for the Lord, has changed many Women’s lives. Woman of GOD your gifts are appreciated by me and I’m sure others. I remain Minister Cozi, another WOMAN of the.

  27. Dawn March 23, 2020 at 5:34 pm #

    God sees Jesus when he looks at me.

  28. Karen March 23, 2020 at 5:38 pm #

    He sees me through the perfect lens of His perfect son and my Savior. He sees me as righteous, holy, and breathtakingly His. ❤

  29. Elsie March 23, 2020 at 5:41 pm #

    Now since the C O I V – 19 He sees me reading and studying all of my online devotions. I am writing special Bible verses and parts of my devotions in a journal. I have started a C O V I D -19 binder. My husband and I are listening to our Christian CD’s. He is listening to my prayers. I am sending encouraging e-mails to friends and I am on face book. I am telling everyone to find joy each day. Also spending time talking to my four children on the phone. He sees me cooking more. Life has changed as we knew it,but our Lord does not change. He is always with us. Thank You, Lord. The Lord be with you and your family.

  30. Ellen Mills March 23, 2020 at 5:42 pm #

    When you asked, “what does Jesus see when He looks at me”, the words of that chorus came flooding though my mind:
    “When He looks at me,
    He sees not what I used to be,
    But He sees JESUS”

  31. Kathryn Colvin March 23, 2020 at 5:45 pm #

    Blessings to you, Liz!
    When God sees me, he sees Himself, as I am made in His image. He sees the blood of His Son, as I am covered in His sacrifice. And from there He sees a woman who is imperfect, scarred, sometimes hanging on by a thread…but who is clinging to Him for every breath of life, and for the promise of NEW and EVERLASTING life in His name. He is the image for my life, and I am the imperfect image-bearer that He loves and died for.
    He sees Himself.

    Thank you for your wonderfully encouraging messages. May He bless you richly in His Son’s name.

  32. Autumn March 23, 2020 at 5:46 pm #

    God sees me as His beloved.

  33. Holly March 23, 2020 at 5:50 pm #

    When God sees me I hope he sees a woman who is trying, trying not to be fearful but fearless. I hope he sees how weak I am and remembers his mercy. I hope he sees I try my hardest to keep my eyes on him although I fully admit to being distracted more often than not. Thank you for doing the devotional giveaway. 🙂

  34. Kristen March 23, 2020 at 5:54 pm #

    He sees a woman that needs Him…a woman that tries, and fails, and tries again. He never ever gives up on me, and is always with me. That is such a comfort! His love is never ending! ❤️🙏🏻

  35. Beth March 23, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

    When God looks at me He sees His daughter washed in the blood of His Son and falling at His feet. I am in awe of His grace & love & mercy.

  36. Joy Davis March 23, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

    When God looks at me He sees me through His Son the Lord Jesus – He sees His child who loves Him dearly. I may not see me the same way, but I can rest knowing that He sees a chosen one.

  37. Jane March 23, 2020 at 5:56 pm #

    Dear Liz: this is my first week working from home. These are unusual and strange times, but I know our God is in control. Our world may be out of control but not our God.
    I hope my God sees the joy and hope I have within me, along with the overwhelming gratitude for the grace He poured out on me, and the gratitude for His long suffering as He patiently wooed me to Himself as Lord of my life at age 49 and now at 72.5 I stand amazed in His presence.
    Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us. What a privilege to live for such a time as this!!!!

  38. Linda Laird March 23, 2020 at 5:59 pm #

    His child.

  39. Cheryl Stettmiertmier March 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm #

    What a great reminder of our Lords Glorious Grace! Thanks Liz! When the Lord sees me He shakes His head and says lovingly, Oh Cheryl how much I love you because you make me smile !

  40. Bonnie March 23, 2020 at 6:01 pm #

    Hi Liz, You asked what I thoughtGod would see a senior citizen on the outside, but a young teen on the inside, a girl who is struggling to pray in the right way, the way He can understand, and to turn the fears over to Him as I realize that my God, understands everything I feel and fear, and is constantly with me. The world is in a mess right now, I pray that as it starts to heal, we will be in a world that God wanted for us. I believe He loves this “old girl” just as He loved that kid, grey hair and all. I know it is Him that is walking this journey beside me, putting the hope and faith in my heart.

  41. Char Landmon March 23, 2020 at 6:01 pm #

    Bless you richly Liz for sharing and keeping us sane during difficult times; reminding us of God’s constant love and grace.

  42. Liz Young March 23, 2020 at 6:03 pm #

    I think God sees in me a lady in the geriatric population who’s concerned that women join other women in a Bible study so they can learn from God’s Word and from one another. As we are practicing social distancing, I’m looking forward to the time when God will have taken care of the coronavirus situation and we’ll once again sit down with one another in a Bible study.

  43. Martha March 23, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

    Liz, you are adorable! Seeing your smiling face makes me smile!
    Thank you for this email and the reminder of Who is in control.

    • Nancy Taylor March 27, 2020 at 3:29 pm #

      The Lord has helped me to be a better Christian. He has gotten me through twenty years of chronic pain.I try tio nwitness to others how luckyI am to have him to watch over me every day. Although my life is not normal, I still try to witness,how much God has blessed me ,even thought I hurt constantly. A smile on my face put there by four wonderful grand children. Gods precious gift.

  44. Bonnie March 23, 2020 at 6:07 pm #

    Hi Liz, You asked what I thought God would see, well I believe He would see a woman who is a senior citizen, on the outside, but a young teen on the inside,. A girl who is struggling to pray in the right way, a way He can understand what I’m trying to say. One who can now turn her fears over to Him, as I realize that my God, understands everything I feel and fear, and is constantly with me. The world is in a mess right now, I pray that as it starts to heal, we will be in a world that God wanted for us. I believe He loves this “old girl” just as He loved that kid, grey hair and all. I know it is Him that is walking this journey beside me, putting the hope and faith in my heart.

  45. Alana Morgan March 23, 2020 at 6:14 pm #

    When God looks at me I’m hopeful He sees one of His daughters🙏 Thank you Liz for this opportunity. Blessed Easter to you and yours 🙌🙏🙌

  46. Colleen March 23, 2020 at 6:14 pm #

    He sees a woman who is trying her darndest to lean only on Him, and not her own understanding!

  47. Yvette Summers March 23, 2020 at 6:16 pm #

    I wrote this poem to hang in the ladies toilet at church when I decorated it, we had food bank so many women from the community passed through it :-
    I See
    A woman with flaws, past failures, hurts, heartaches, rejections and shattered dreams, fears mistakes and insecurities, a woman scarred by life.
    I See
    a woman who feels of not great value with low self esteem and a body that is less than perfect.
    God Sees
    His precious child, his daughter, His Princess, whose value is far above the price of Rubies.
    He Sees the gifts, the talents and the huge potential waiting to be released.
    he sees, the woman He has destined you to be. He sees a beautiful woman, a woman of great worth
    A woman with a body to die for. Yvette Summers 2006

  48. Tana March 23, 2020 at 6:18 pm #

    I believe God sees His child whom He loves dearly. A child He knows will fall short, daily, but a child He also knows will try again and again. And for this I give Thanks.

  49. Kristi March 23, 2020 at 6:20 pm #

    Thank you for your beautiful words, beautiful photos, & your beautiful smiling face.
    I need to remind myself that when God looks at me he sees me the same way I see my beautiful sons & now darling granddaughters. I also thank of the image of God kneeling in front of me, smiling & encouraging me forward, like we encourage our sweet babies when they are learning to walk. He doesn’t chastise me if I can’t do it perfectly at first. He loves me. He is love!

  50. [email protected] March 23, 2020 at 6:20 pm #

    God sees me as a poor, sinful human who constantly prays for forgiveness. I am so thankful to Jesus my Lord and Savior for going to the cross for me and all the other humanity who believe in his saving grace. My prayer is also to glorify him in my thoughts and actions.

  51. MicheleL March 23, 2020 at 6:22 pm #

    I hope He sees a woman who needs His guidance, mercy and healing. A woman broken over and over and healed through faith. A woman who couldn’t take a step without Him.

  52. Carol March 23, 2020 at 6:24 pm #

    I’m thrilled the Lord sees me as his beloved.

  53. Barbara Kraska March 23, 2020 at 6:28 pm #

    When God sees me, He sees His daughter. He gave me His only Son as His bride as with the Church and His Spirit to dwell within me to teach, guide, comfort and make me into His Holy image.

  54. Linda Strange March 23, 2020 at 6:31 pm #

    I feel so blessed to have the Lord. One of the greatest gifts my Mom gave me was the gift of faith. Oh what a fine example she was during my life. Although, my Mom is in Heaven, she lives through me here on earth every day. I hope I can be all that I am called to be as a believer.

  55. Susan March 23, 2020 at 6:34 pm #

    He sees one He bought with His ultimate sacrifice

  56. Doris March 23, 2020 at 6:36 pm #

    When God looks at me, He sees someone He created to love. He wanted me to come to Him and that is important to me. The day He saved me from my sins and the wrong way I was headed, He told me that He wanted me to come to Him. I was afraid to give over my life to Him but
    I ran to Him when I knew I was wanted. So when God looks at me He sees someone He wanted. I am so glad He wanted me!

  57. Teresa Beeman March 23, 2020 at 6:36 pm #

    When god sees me he knows I was a broken women before I give my life to him. See you in Indiana For WOMEN OF JOY

  58. Tammy March 23, 2020 at 6:37 pm #

    When God sees me, he sees the person I am striving to become. He sees me as someone in progress working hard to reach her potential, but gets sidetracked at times until he pushes me back to the center.

  59. SandyT March 23, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

    He knows my name…my frame…and yet loves me extravagantly, magnificently, unconditionally…how can I say thanks?…❤️🙏

  60. Vicki Campbell March 23, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

    God looks upon me as his child leading down a path that is his plan for me I just need to be still and stay focused on him

  61. Susan March 23, 2020 at 6:48 pm #

    Can’t wait to be encouraged by this devotional!

  62. Maxine March 23, 2020 at 6:49 pm #

    When God sees me he sees his child. A woman who has overcome many things in her life. He was always by my side giving me the strength I needed. a woman who is trying to live her life the way he tells us too, but there are times that I fail. But through his amazing grace,
    he forgives me and continues to love me anyway.

  63. MS Barb March 23, 2020 at 6:59 pm #

    I hope God sees a worshipper, and His handmaiden!

  64. Lisa March 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm #

    When I see myself, most days I see a hot mess. But when God sees me, He sees His child depending on Him each day.

  65. Alissa Davis March 23, 2020 at 7:04 pm #

    When God looks at me, God sees a beloved child, one worth dying for. God sees love and hope and light as I am made in the image of God. Wow! What a necessary reminder for me!

  66. Kathryn Montano March 23, 2020 at 7:04 pm #

    When God sees me, He sees His dear daughter. I am dearly loved and forgiven by Christ’s death and resurrection.

  67. Jackie March 23, 2020 at 7:06 pm #

    When God sees me He sees his blood bought child

  68. Pat March 23, 2020 at 7:06 pm #

    Thank you Liz for allowing God to use you in such a word deregulation way! God see a daughter he lives when he looks at me. She is a needy child but he loves me so very much!!!

    • Pat March 23, 2020 at 7:09 pm #

      That comment was supposed to read that God uses you in such a beautiful way! God loves me when he sees me.

  69. Sharon March 23, 2020 at 7:08 pm #

    When God looks at me, He sees His creation by grace & mercy! I was defiantly disobedient but He still sent His Son to die for ME! By His love, I was forgiven & made NEW! I live for Him alone because He died for me!

  70. Debbie Hurd March 23, 2020 at 7:09 pm #

    His child!

  71. Melanie March 23, 2020 at 7:12 pm #

    When God sees me, He sees His daughter whom He loves more than I could even imagine. He sees someone who is trying, and He is proud of her for that.

  72. Gloria Chandler March 23, 2020 at 7:15 pm #

    When God sees me, he sees a broken, sinful person who has been made whole by his blood. His mercy and grace has made whole. Praise him for this great gift.

  73. Ginnie Montoya March 23, 2020 at 7:25 pm #

    When God sees me, He can see I am trying my best to serve Him the best I can. Love Him for all He did on Calvary for us.

  74. Cecily Bornemann March 23, 2020 at 7:25 pm #

    God sees a desperate woman trying to locate her birth family.

  75. Martha Troxel March 23, 2020 at 7:28 pm #

    He sees a woman who is understanding more deeply and personally how wonderful it is to worship all in one location!

  76. Melanie March 23, 2020 at 7:29 pm #

    Oh my, God sees one that loves him so much. So thankful for all the blessings he has given me, far above anything I could have ever thought or imagined. He sees one that is still being molded and shaped into what he’d have me be. One still growing, struggling at times but putting him first in my life.

  77. Ann March 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm #

    I pray that God sees a devoted daughter, a prayer warrior, a willing worker. I listen for Him and try to know what He wants me to do.

  78. Carolann Weisel March 23, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

    Oh! What God sees is so much better than what I see in the mirror each day. He sees all those things that the world tries to deny me. I wish I could see myself through his eyes more often. Every once in awhile I catch a glimpse that the world hasn’t stolen from me and it reminds me that I am the Daughter of the King! I am worthy and I am beautiful and I am forgiven.

  79. Nancy Meadows March 23, 2020 at 7:40 pm #

    I think God sees in me a sinner saved by grace who cares about the people around her.
    I enjoy your books and your devotionals.

  80. Lori Kelley March 23, 2020 at 7:41 pm #

    God sees a daughter who is trying her very best to be the one he created – she is grateful for mercy and grace and wants to make her Abba Father proud!

  81. Maria Baxter March 23, 2020 at 7:42 pm #

    God sees Jesus not my sin only because I am coated with His blood of righteousness. Thank You Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit

  82. Becky March 23, 2020 at 7:48 pm #

    He sees His daughter!

  83. Joan Arning March 23, 2020 at 7:51 pm #

    God sees someone He loves, who wants to serve Him!

    • Lillie March 23, 2020 at 8:04 pm #

      When God looks at me, He sees a sinner saved by grace.

      • Regina Miller March 23, 2020 at 8:06 pm #

        When God looks at me, He sees His daughter that He loves and died for.

  84. Patricia March 23, 2020 at 7:51 pm #

    I would love to get the devotional. Thank you Liz for uplifting joyful thoughts and encouragement. Love you sweet sister!

  85. Alma Dirpaul March 23, 2020 at 7:52 pm #

    When God looks at me, He sees His child who He dearly loves. Thanks, Liz , for the giveaway.

  86. Dawn March 23, 2020 at 8:02 pm #

    When God looks at me, He sees a sinner that He has saved. He sees me as one of His children. He loves me just as I am and I am so thankful for that!

  87. Nancy W. Johnson March 23, 2020 at 8:02 pm #

    I am a miserable sinner, made clean, whole and pure by the ultimate sacrifice of life and shedding of blood by Jesus. God gave his only Son’s, life for me. It was his free gift which I only had to accept to receive, Hallelujah!

  88. Jan Martin March 23, 2020 at 8:08 pm #

    God sees a broken woman hungering for Him.

  89. Linda Carpenter March 23, 2020 at 8:15 pm #

    God Sees me…just like Hagar, He sees me just as I am. Sometimes frustrated, most times trying hard to please Him, praising Him as I make it through my day.

  90. Holly March 23, 2020 at 8:21 pm #

    God looks at me and sees his cherished daughter whom He knows is stunningly beautiful inside and out because she is made in His image and has the life of Christ filling her up and pouring out of her. He sees the woman I am becoming and even the fullness of who He intended me to be, even though I can’t see it just yet. He delights in being with me as I am, whatever that looks like. Whether I am joying in the beauty of a moment, or curled up in a ball of shame at my sin, He holds me and whispers, “I love you right now, right in this moment, just as you are.”

  91. Clair H March 23, 2020 at 8:28 pm #

    God sees me as His child. Thank you, Lord!

  92. Myrna March 23, 2020 at 8:28 pm #

    When God looks at me he sees a “cracked pot”. 😉But there is a lid for every pot. Jesus is my lid.

  93. Laura March 23, 2020 at 8:29 pm #

    When God looks at me, I believe He sees a beautiful child, with a big heart, whom He loves so much He gave His so for me to live forever with Him…. ❤️

  94. Judy Cox March 23, 2020 at 8:32 pm #

    When He sees me, He sees someone that was worth dying for. He sees His redeemed child that He loves.

  95. Sheila Rowell March 23, 2020 at 8:41 pm #

    He sees a woman who tries daily to be worthy of His son’s painful death. He sees a woman who is mortified by my past life. A life without God, without purpose. He sees a woman who now wants all that He has to offer.

  96. Marilyn Korver March 23, 2020 at 8:45 pm #

    He sees a daughter who He loves deeply just as I am. So grateful that He does!

  97. Kathleen March 23, 2020 at 8:48 pm #

    He sees me as His daughter whom He loves dearly. I am learning to love myself. Losing 127 pounds has t been easy but with God all things are possible. He is a loving father.

  98. Sharon White March 23, 2020 at 8:49 pm #

    God sees me as beautiful daughter of Christ who is placing my trust in Him through this crisis. I pray for all those who are affected by COVID 19 and the healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, grocery store clerks, pharmacy workers, etc. I pray that God will wipe away all our fear. God has this!! May His name be praised!

    • Yolanda Morris March 23, 2020 at 10:40 pm #

      When God sees me, he sees a broken crayon. Yes I might be broken into many pieces but I am still able to color. God knows who He made me to be. Unique, glamorous, and bought with a price.

  99. Irene Talaasen March 23, 2020 at 9:01 pm #

    Liz~~ you always are a blessing!! Jesus sees me as I am with all the flaws and hurt and showers on me His everlasting love anyway!! Choosing to trust and be thankful in the midst of all that is going on.!! A time to remember that He sees!

  100. Susan March 23, 2020 at 9:11 pm #

    He sees me as a mixture of “Martha & Mary” trying to balance the sitting quiet with the doing in his name.

  101. Georgia Galman March 23, 2020 at 9:13 pm #

    God sees me as a beautiful, unique creation whom he loves so tenderly and sweetly, even more than we love our own precious children. I used to not believe this, but now that I’ve received His love by faith, it makes me love him even more.

  102. Emma McFarland March 23, 2020 at 9:14 pm #

    If it were not for the covering of his Son’s precious blood, my Lord would see a broken individual struggling with each day’s problems. But because of the covering I know that he sees a perfect individual able to make it through each day’s trials by relying on His perfect love. If it were not for that perfect love I’m sure I would never make it.

  103. Judy Holt March 23, 2020 at 9:35 pm #

    When God looks at me he sees a work in progress, a woman who is being covered by the blood. One he knows by name. That’s what I believe he sees.

  104. Judith Merriam March 23, 2020 at 9:38 pm #

    Dear Liz,

    I love all the flowers you choose to share with your lessons. So beautiful.

    When my heavenly Father looks at me, He sees His redeemed daughter by the blood of His Son Jesus. God sees my frailties and faults, only faintly, because they have been covered and forgiven in Christ. God sees my soul’s needs and heart’s pleas and desires to serve Him, to serve others in love and peace and joy. His blessings are my delight and His word is my salvation.

  105. Jan Peach March 23, 2020 at 9:48 pm #

    When God sees me, He sees a broken heart. A broken cess. Unworthy of such love but oh how He loves me. I pray God covers us with His blood and protects us all from this ugly virus. God bless you Liz for encouraging us to carry on!

  106. Suzanne Kiser March 23, 2020 at 9:49 pm #

    I haven’t had a devotional book in a long time. This one would be great!
    Thank you so much 🙏❤️
    I love the Women of Easter study.

  107. Lori Cabot March 23, 2020 at 9:50 pm #

    I used to think God looked at me as a broken vessel. Now I know I am a cracked pot and God thinks I am very special because of it. He loves me more than I can imagine!

  108. Robin March 23, 2020 at 9:54 pm #

    I think he sees a broke mess in need of repair.

  109. Louise Amant March 23, 2020 at 9:54 pm #

    I am His daughter, created in His image and perfect just as I am!

  110. Laura March 23, 2020 at 9:56 pm #

    In the midst of the Coronavirus Crazy, how about a little TMI?! I keep a devotional on the back of the toilet to read first thing each morning. Empty Bladder, Fill heart and mind with the Word to start my day!

  111. Melinda Ward March 23, 2020 at 9:57 pm #

    While I see myself as flawed, God sees me as perfectly clean because I’ve been cleansed by the blood of my Jesus.

  112. Charolette March 23, 2020 at 10:04 pm #

    What God sees when He looks at me… A woman who longs to know Him more deeply each day, who longs to be closer and closer to Him. A woman who has followed Him first least 65 years but whose parents carried in their arms from infancy.

  113. Brenda March 23, 2020 at 10:21 pm #

    When God looks at me He sees a woman who fails but gets back up and tries again, and again, and again and a woman who is so very grateful that He sees and knows and appreciates my struggle.

  114. Kathy March 23, 2020 at 10:25 pm #

    His image-bearer…fractured, mirrored dimly…but soon perfect, face to face.

  115. Anita Lindeman March 23, 2020 at 10:28 pm #

    God sees his child falling, scraping her knees, getting back up to stumble again. He sees a child who is trying to walk in His footsteps.

  116. Juanita Means March 23, 2020 at 10:46 pm #

    Thank you for the refreshing picture of how great a sacrifice it took to cover my sins.

  117. Carol S. Chupp March 23, 2020 at 10:50 pm #

    When God sees me, I know that He sees my heart and knows that I Am His child and that I love Him! I’ve been on this earth 70 years now and experienced many many challenges and changes, but the one constant is that I am His and He is mine. May I walk humbly with him every day.

  118. Stephanie March 23, 2020 at 11:00 pm #

    I know that God sees me as His child, becoming more like Christ each and every day. I strive to love the Lord my God, and to love my neighbor.

  119. Gillian Devine March 23, 2020 at 11:31 pm #

    God sees a piece of Japanese Kintsugi pottery. A broken vessel repaired with Jesus’ blood rather than gold. Like the Japanese philosophy of living, He finds beauty in my damaged imperfection.

  120. Melanie Amburgey March 23, 2020 at 11:46 pm #

    When God sees me he sees a broken woman who has been healed by His grace. A woman who recognizes that she is a survivor because He loves her & carries her through each day.

  121. Less Goats March 23, 2020 at 11:54 pm #

    He sees me as I am and still loves me !

  122. Lawan March 24, 2020 at 12:00 am #

    God sees me. The real me and He loves me. So thankful.

  123. Susanne failing March 24, 2020 at 12:11 am #

    When He sees me. He see’s a mom and nana that wants nothing but her family to love Christ

  124. Rachel Markin March 24, 2020 at 12:12 am #

    How Beautiful 💗 Thank you for the reminder of how Big Our Daddy is💗I think He sees a soul that loves Him so much and is truly trying to use her voice for His Glory, for such a time as this

  125. Renita Crump March 24, 2020 at 12:28 am #

    When God looks at me he sees a daughter who still struggles with her past life before widowhood. He sees me pressing forward in spite of. Being obedient to what He has called and is calling me to do. Serving. He sees me sharing my testimony with others with joy even when the circumstances were not favorable. He sees my heart surrendering to receive His healing. Because I am so grateful he sees my joy.

  126. Paula Meyncke March 24, 2020 at 1:16 am #

    A woman who is mindful and thankful for Jesus’s sacrifice every day!

  127. Susan G. March 24, 2020 at 2:56 am #

    Thank you for a beautiful, beautiful message Liz.
    I hope when the Lord looks at me He sees my Love for Him, and I hope He sees ‘faithfulness’.
    Praying and thanking God for His faithfulness to us.

  128. Sherry Dunn March 24, 2020 at 4:35 am #

    My word for 2020, is “humility.” I didn’t want it, scared of how hard it would be to focus on it. God has been gracious and kind to me in teaching me how to walk in humility. My verse is Micah 6:8. He sees me as I am and knows my heart. He looks on me with loving kindness and compassion. He is my Father.

  129. Sharon beasley March 24, 2020 at 5:21 am #

    He sees someone that is trying to heed his word and trying to be a good example of a Christian during these trying times. Thank you so much for you words of wisdom everyday.

  130. [email protected] March 24, 2020 at 5:38 am #

    I am precious. a jewel, His masterpiece, more than a conqueror, loved, a friend, His child, planned and created for a purpose, bride, in His image, valued but most of all redeemed by Christ’s blood.
    Thank you Lord for loving me !!

  131. Jackie Wilson March 24, 2020 at 5:44 am #

    Christ sees a a woman he has blessed so many times! Mother of two adult children, widowed at 47, married a second time, step mother of three adult children! I have often asked why but He has shown me so many blessings! I was blessed with two wonderful husbands and happy marriages when some never experience that happiness! God is so good!

  132. Sonja March 24, 2020 at 6:05 am #

    God sees me as clay that he is still molding in his image.

  133. Jodi K March 24, 2020 at 6:47 am #

    When God looks at me, he sees an imperfect person, but a person who loves Him and is filled with His grace.

  134. Suzanne Smith March 24, 2020 at 7:02 am #

    God sees my sin yet still loves me
    God sees my struggles but still loves me
    God sees my broken heart but still loves me
    God sees my fears but He will not leave me
    God sees tiredness and still wants to carry me

  135. Kerri March 24, 2020 at 7:15 am #

    When God looks at me, I think he sees a frightened and lonely child who is clutching His promises to her chest.

  136. Pamela Wright March 24, 2020 at 7:24 am #

    When God looks at me he sees Redeemed Potential.

  137. Jan Morton March 24, 2020 at 7:36 am #

    When God sees me, He sees me through the blood of His Son, Jesus. Forgiven and whole, His daughter, created in His image. Thank you for reminding me of how God sees me. Beautifully written as always, Liz.

  138. Vicki Strong March 24, 2020 at 7:36 am #

    What God sees in me is so much more than I can ever see. While I see only flaws, God sees the promise of perfection that I desire. I see my brokenness, He sees His beloved Child, leaning in to Him for loving healing. I see someone who will always fall short, He sees the restoration of a woman redeemed by the blood of Christ.

  139. Debbie March 24, 2020 at 7:41 am #

    When God sees me, He sees His beloved daughter, in whom He delights. 💛

  140. Kathy March 24, 2020 at 7:45 am #

    I rarely get to church services anymore, mostly when attending funerals. But your Description of taking of the bread and wine makes me want to find a new place where I can ponder as you have when accepting these gifts. Of course in these times of social distancing that place will be at his me in his word! Blessings to you and may you stay healthy during this time.

  141. Nickie Ostick March 24, 2020 at 7:50 am #

    When I look at me I see my sin.
    When He looks at me He sees His Son.
    When I look at me I see His grace.
    When He looks at me He sees me as new.
    When I look at me I see fear and helplessness.
    When He looks at me He sees His child and He says, “Fear not.”

  142. Linda Hansen March 24, 2020 at 7:57 am #

    I see the sin and how the lies tell me I am not worthy. The Lord looks on me with His amazing love and sees that I am valued!

  143. DeAnna Lefan March 24, 2020 at 8:01 am #

    God’s sees me as his daughter and I cling to him as a loving father. I continue to capture my anxious thoughts and fears and replace them with the name of Jesus. When breaking news flashes or my emotions seem out of control, I just say His name, Jesus

  144. Katie March 24, 2020 at 8:03 am #

    Such an important message during troubling times like these. The ultimate showing of love from our Heavenly Father. If He was willing to sacrifice His only son for us, imagine what plans He has for us after this pandemic is over!
    It is so hard to think of what God sees when He looks at us, our view is so skewed by our human minds, but I believe that my Father see me as His daughter, fearfully and wonderfully made in His image. That He looks down and sees that I’m trying every day to live my purpose. That He looks down with love, even on my bad days, and sees His child and smiles.

  145. Dianne Earnest March 24, 2020 at 8:13 am #

    Thank you Liz, it is always a good reminder to study communion. I appreciate your emails.

  146. Donna March 24, 2020 at 8:15 am #

    I believe when God sees me, he sees his daughter devoting each day to bringing others closer to him through his son Jesus Christ. Whether it is through my actions or words, I am his instrument. By starting each day in thanksgiving and prayer, I ask the Lord to work through me; to say what others need to hear me say and do what others need me to do for them, even if it is just a smile. This reminds me to always put others first and in doing so it diminishes my worries and problems.

  147. Beth March 24, 2020 at 8:16 am #

    When God looks at me, He really sees me. All of me. There’s nothing He misses when He looks at me. Straight into my heart. He sees love because He loves me. He knows all the truth about me. The things that I struggle with, the ugliness that lingers in my mind and heart. But He also sees me transformed completely, who He created me to eventually be. Thank you, Jesus for standing in my place.

  148. Linda Mueller March 24, 2020 at 8:32 am #

    Because of Jesus, when God looks at me, He sees me covered in His Son’s blood!! Fortunately, He no longer sees my flesh with its scars of sin or my ugly thoughts. My Savior introduces me to His Father as His beautiful bride, and God accepts me and loves me as a daughter. He doesn’t are about my past. He only cares that I love Jesus with my whole being. Thank you Abba for Your perfect love!

  149. Holly Dame March 24, 2020 at 8:38 am #

    I am fearfully and wonderfully made in His image. I am His precious daughter. Chosen by Him! Thank you, Jesus!

  150. Annette M. Willett March 24, 2020 at 8:42 am #

    When I think of the cup my Savior took for me , my Heart break to think He did this for me that I might have eternal life with Him. But I am the one to nail him to the cross for my sins . I beat him I spit on Him and all the rest . My shame is awful but He saved me. I pray that each day I can tell others What my Savior did for me. There is a song that I play for my adult Active day center for disable adults and it is I am just a NOBODY trying to tell everybody about somebody that save my soul , I Love You Lord Jesus Thank you for coming into my Life and set me free.

  151. Margaret Turner March 24, 2020 at 8:46 am #

    Is this where I leave the reply to God Sees Her?
    God sees me all the time in everything I do and I must constantly focus on Jesus so I can stay afloat. I am so thankful that God sees me, hears me, knows me and loves me. You can not get any better than that.

    • Dottie Sundling March 25, 2020 at 1:15 pm #

      I look in the mirror, and what do I see? I see myself; the me I’ve always known. Its just me.
      Oh, but God! God looks at me, and He sees me in a different mirror. It’s a mirror that has gone through the transformation of Jesus. I am covered in the blood and righteousness of Jesus, the Son of God…the One who saved me from the sins which condemned me.
      I am reminded each time I take communion of the depth of love it took to get me where I am, so I can be called a daughter of the Most High.

  152. Chris Jager March 24, 2020 at 8:50 am #

    How timely your post. I am working through Hagar’s story. I have become stuck on the passage where she realizes God does see her. What does that mean to me? I know he sees everything that has happened in my life the first 2 months of this year. I know he knows and is there completely and fully. He sees a woman who is working through the loss of her mother, a husband with blood clots and a father who fell and broke a hip. He knows and that comforts me so very much. Thank you for that reminder today Liz.

  153. Nancy Kapernick March 24, 2020 at 9:08 am #

    God sees a wife/mother/nana of faith/prayer warrior self isolated due to having Asthma who is missing her grandchildren that she watched 3-4 days a week but is so thankful for facetime to be able to see them!
    I’m reading Women of Easter with other women at our church and trying to set up a Zoom study this week to connect us all.

  154. Jodi March 24, 2020 at 9:08 am #

    Treasure. When He looks at me…He sees lovingly and wonderfully made TREASURE! …This word from Him recently has been so very healing to my heart…I believed the horrible lies of the enemy for too long. I am NOT ugly or worthless trash. I am Father God’s treasured child. And YOU are, too 🙂 <3 Blessings!

  155. Cindy McRary March 24, 2020 at 9:09 am #

    God sees trust and hope.

  156. Kerri Norrod March 24, 2020 at 9:40 am #

    He looks past my flaws and sin and sees a woman who is his treasured daughter.He sees me this way because of his abundant love and grace for me.

  157. Jan Ryder March 24, 2020 at 9:55 am #

    When God sees me, I am hopeful He senses the way cards bless others & myself to remain during these difficult days of Wonder & a sense of what’s next, as people that the Holy Spirit prompts me to reach out & give them a across the miles Hug. More than 6 feet away, written with clean washed hands and in the spirit of a clean heart for Jesus to move in new ways to others. some alone, widowed, some divorced, some continuing to do the faithfulness of parenthood, grandparents & daughters of the families they had been raised in, chosen by God to live!

  158. Chris Wiersum March 24, 2020 at 10:01 am #

    God sees a very flawed and imperfect child of His redeemed by the blood of His Son.

  159. Pat Williams March 24, 2020 at 10:01 am #

    Good to “see” you again and such a beautiful post with which to start a morning. Keep on keep on and staying well!

  160. Dawn Lowry March 24, 2020 at 10:01 am #

    Thank you for your devotionals filled with the Truth’s from God’s Word! God loves us and He is good all the time!❤️🙏

  161. Wendy McFadden March 24, 2020 at 10:03 am #

    Right now He sees fear, but I hope He also sees courage supplied only by Him. I am in the middle of tests and upcoming surgery. They found a mass on my ovaries. All this in the midst of this pandemic. But He is with me and giving me courage and strength and I know He is in complete control!

  162. Charlene March 24, 2020 at 10:06 am #

    Sadly, when God sees me, I often feel he is disappointed. I know my sins are forgiven, and yet I can’t help reflect back on them. I am hoping he sees me as someone who is trying to live a Godly life, coming to Him asking forgiveness and praising Him for his sacrifice.

  163. Pam March 24, 2020 at 10:23 am #

    Right now, God would see a rather fearful woman who is quarantined because of a family member having to test for COVID-19 while I was caring for her. 8 days later, the test is not back. I had work this whole time period, yet I cannot work. I will not break quarantine, but this has become rather scary for me. One minute, I feel comfortable in the arms of God. The new moment, I am scared that I will not have enough $ to make it through.

    I stand on my Lord’s glorious words that He will provide, but honestly, I am scared. I know He will provide because He has provided in the past. When my husband had left me and our children were so very ill with asthma, He provided work at just the right times. When I lost a job after 11 years with the company, He provided what I needed. Yet here I am, after those wonderful lessons of provision, still scared because I am human.

    I know that through my weakness (including my fear), God will provide. I have strength through my Lord even when I am scared.

  164. Joni Cay Appleton March 24, 2020 at 10:28 am #

    I am the clay he continues to mold. With all my inadequacies He still loves ME because I am His.

  165. Joni Cay Appleton March 24, 2020 at 10:30 am #

    Oh well, it says I’m a duplicate comment… this I know to be true…I am uniquely made and I am the clay he continues to mold. With all my inadequacies He still loves ME because I am His.

  166. Ellen Johns March 24, 2020 at 10:42 am #

    He sees my beauty and the love of Christ in me. He sees the light shining in me. He sees my compassion.

  167. Valerie Koeninger March 24, 2020 at 10:47 am #

    God sees me as worthy even when I don’t see myself as worthy. All glory to God as we navigate the days weeks and months ahead.

  168. Missy March 24, 2020 at 10:55 am #

    What God sees when He looks at me is a Princess. He sees one of His children a child of The King.

  169. Mary Troxel March 24, 2020 at 11:14 am #

    When God sees me, He sees a woman who was worth dying for.

  170. Kelly helsley March 24, 2020 at 11:14 am #

    What God sees in me?

    “value”

  171. Teresa March 24, 2020 at 11:50 am #

    What a question to think about… I think God sees me as His beloved child, a child who is a work in progress, a child who daily is trying to walk in the strength and purpose of His Holy Spirit, a child who loves to be loved by her Heavenly Father, a child who needs the grace and mercy provided through the death and resurrection of Lord Jesus!

  172. Cheryl March 24, 2020 at 11:57 am #

    God sees Me, His beloved daughter, who is loved and forgiven and so very grateful.

  173. Deanna Fuer March 24, 2020 at 12:10 pm #

    God is my light and my salvation. I am His child and he is who takes care of me every day. I am who I am because if Him. He sees all my flaws and yet He loves me and blesses me every day. I’m this crazy new “virus” world we live in, it is hard to connect with those outside, but as I am able to be with people, I thank God, my God, for all that He is and does every day! Blessings to you, Liz, as you encourage all of us through your posts and the love expressed!

  174. Rynn Cooper March 24, 2020 at 12:13 pm #

    What does God see when He looks at me? I’m not entirely certain, but perhaps He sees a woman who is broken and worn out. Last July I left a job to get my house in shape and sell it, begin planning a wedding, preparing to move to a new town, look for a job in the new vicinity, and support my fiance through his congestive heart failure issues. While not everything is done, we have come to a good place. There are days, however, when I am frustrated, exhausted, and maybe a tiny bit resentful; BUT GOD…the two words. He has watched over me and my intended and kept us both close to him. Each time I think I can’t go on…BUT GOD. He whispers in my ear, “Broken? No, My girl, you whole in my sight. Worn out? Perhaps, but I give you rest, and times of refreshing are upon you. Trust ME–the prayer you just uttered has already been answered.” So while I think He sees a broken, worn out woman, He tells me He sees a woman who is whole and refreshed in Him alone.

  175. Diana Shepherd March 24, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

    I think he sees a beautiful mess…I don’t necessarily mean that in a bad way. Just a reminder that I am human, and I fail, but God is always there and I never cease to pray throughout the day talking to Him as if He sits beside me. I know I’m not the best, but I know He doesn’t mind. His love is true and for that I am thankful.

  176. Jeanne Sween March 24, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

    I hope that God sees me as a woman who tries her best to show others what being a child of God means. I hope to be an example to others and make known how much God has done for me.

  177. Debby Zigenis-Lowery March 24, 2020 at 12:41 pm #

    Dear Liz,
    When God looks at me, he sees his beloved daughter. I have written an novel where the daughter of a king sits on the dais stair before the throne and leans her head on his knee, and he strokes her hair. This image has stuck with me long since it was written. My dad was not a king, nor was he a perfect person, nor am I. But my heavenly Father is the all good, all just, all merciful and righteous Lord, and I am so grateful he loves me, and he loves us all.

  178. Polly H. March 24, 2020 at 12:55 pm #

    What God sees in me, is His child who has come to know Him very late in life, but so grateful to be learning every single day of His love for all of us. His presence is such a comfort and knowing of Jesus sacrifice for ME is almost beyond comprehension. You, dear Liz, are a wonder to me also that you can help me understand and hear with my heart the lessons you teach. God bless you always! ❤️

  179. Debbie Herndon March 24, 2020 at 12:58 pm #

    Dear Liz
    When God looks at me he sees a sinner but a child of God that ask for forgiveness daily. He sees a child that would help her friends or buy a cup of coffee for a stranger. A child that longs to be closer to him and do better each day, but sometimes fall short, and wishes she didn’t. My sins are many as are my blessings but I am hopeful with each passing day the Lord continues to bless me and help me become a better person in his eyes and the eyes of others.

  180. Larissa Schuller March 24, 2020 at 1:04 pm #

    God sees me as a mother, wife, sister, and daughter learning all about him. Our adult Sunday school class is doing the study on Genesis a two part study by Jen Wilkin. Let me tell you it has opened my eyes to a whole new world and I am just soaking it up. Can’t wait to be able to go back to church and continue learning.

  181. Dot Sieber March 24, 2020 at 1:15 pm #

    Dear Liz, First , thank you ! we need this. i need this. God sees someone who tries but fails. I fail in daily study of his word, i fail in my prayer time.( i pray as i think of someone or something -but not a dedicated time). Like now, i pray for you and for your safety in this time of “the virus” , as i know a few women either in remission or still on chemo. I am but a sinner saved by grace. It seems weird to think of possible not going to church on Easter but hoping for an outdoor /sunrise service might still be possible. take Care – Missed you at Sandy Cove last year — hope to see you there the next time you make it.

  182. Lisa Pilkington March 24, 2020 at 2:33 pm #

    When God looks at me he sees a daughter he loves, and a daughter who loves him despite humanness. A daughter who tries to be her best for Him and some days fails and then asks for forgiveness which he always answers with His loving grace.

  183. Dena March 24, 2020 at 2:40 pm #

    When God sees me, He sees His daughter, chosen, holy, and beloved. Thankful for the blood sacrificed that made this possible.

  184. Penni Rogers March 24, 2020 at 3:26 pm #

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  185. Kat March 24, 2020 at 3:31 pm #

    Thank you for this. I hope God sees hope when He sees me.

  186. Kimme March 24, 2020 at 3:51 pm #

    God knows my faults, but He sees Jesus’s blood over them. I can never thank and praise Jesus enough for what He did for me.

  187. Heather Wills March 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm #

    God sees me as holy and blameless through the blood of His Son.
    And He tells me…I love you! What more could I ask?!?!

  188. Laurie March 24, 2020 at 3:59 pm #

    God sees me. As I am. What he sees is so different than what I see. I have to sometimes make myself remember that I am beautiful inside and out to Him. Even when I cannot believe it myself. No matter what I see that doesn’t change his perception of me. I am his child.

  189. Mary Dunn March 24, 2020 at 5:07 pm #

    God sees me as enough. Stronge, smart, beautiful, and happy enough. And where I have holes in my abilities, God fills in the holes with hope, love and kindness.

  190. Karen Hoekman March 24, 2020 at 5:12 pm #

    When God sees me, He sees me without blemish. I am His daughter; He is my Abba Father. He loves me, protects me and comforts me.

  191. Barb Bublyk March 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm #

    I know God sees a strong but vulnerable woman who tries to do her best even though I’m not too sure of that most days. I’m trying as best I can in the business world to spread His word and be a disciple. It’s not easy to be a politically correct “ but I’ll do my best.

  192. Sandra Oakley March 24, 2020 at 5:53 pm #

    What I pray God sees in me: A person trying every day to exhibit to others that she is using, to the best of her ability, the gifts of the Holy Spirit. A person filled with love and joy of the Lord. One who is content and at peace. A person who is kind and good to others, a person who is gentle and faithful. A happy soul.

  193. tina March 24, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

    God sees me in all my imperfections and still loves me and graces me with new mercies every day.

  194. Beverly A. Allen March 24, 2020 at 6:14 pm #

    I love this thought I read a few years ago. I keep it on a notecard in my office as a reminder of who I am in God’s eyes.
    It says, “How can a righteous God look at me, a sinner, and see a precious child? Simple. The Son gets in His eyes.”
    He sees me as His own dear child, and I am so thankful for what the Son did to make this possible.

  195. Annette March 24, 2020 at 6:35 pm #

    I’m a child of the King….with Jesus my Savior, I’m a child of the King!

    • Meleta March 24, 2020 at 7:48 pm #

      God sees a woman made new, washed white in the blood of the Lamb!

  196. Connie March 24, 2020 at 8:41 pm #

    I hope God sees someone trying to live in a way that others know I am a Christian.

  197. Natalie Jones March 24, 2020 at 9:20 pm #

    God sees His precious child- a work in progress, but His joy & delight!

  198. Debi Detroyer March 24, 2020 at 9:26 pm #

    Beautiful cover to this book. Yes, we are not to minimize the great sacrifice God made and the incredible suffering Jesus went through to pay our debt. To Glorify Him through this all is perfect. May God continue to bless you, your family and your ministry. You sure are a blessing to me! Love you Sister Liz

  199. Carolyn Barnette March 25, 2020 at 7:13 am #

    Dear Liz, thank you for your imagination to always give me another way to see things and picture them in a fresh NEW way. When I think of what Jesus went through and what he did for me by living, dying, resurrecting and acsending into Heaven it is a beautiful picture. Except for the suffering part. That’s the part that is the hardest. I am so grateful though for it. Thank you again for being you. Stay healthy and joyful.
    Your Sister in Christ, Carolyn

  200. VEERENDHAR BORRA.REDDY March 25, 2020 at 7:39 am #

    2 Corinthians 5:21 says “For He made Him who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” Through the Death and Miraculous Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in your Life, God sees Jesus, When He sees you. Holy Lord, Bless this verse in Peace and Safest way. In Jesus Christ of Nazareth the Darling of Heaven’s Name I Pray and I Ask. JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS AND WAS NAILED ON THE CROSS FOR MY SINS, where i need to be nailed for the sins that I commit and am committing in my daily life. “I never know how much it cost to see my sins upon that cross.” Praise the Lord, O my soul. Praise The Lord. My answer is “When God sees His Child, me, is that I’m doing right, positive, kind, good, praiseworthy, gentleness, or not. And also God sees whether I’m faithful to the Lord. Thanking You through the CONQUEROR of Death and THE CHRIST’S RESURRECTION FROM DEATH. I BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS MY LORD and SAVIOUR, WHO IS, WHO WAS, and WHO IS TO COME. DEFINITELY HE IS ABOUT TO COME, TO JUDGE THE WORLD , FOR EVIL SPIRITS, SIN, HATRED, NOT LOVING EACH OTHER, ETC. Oh Lord, I Praise You. Thanking you With Warm and Best Regards.

  201. Donna March 25, 2020 at 8:05 am #

    I think God looks down from heaven and says, “that’s my son’s goofy friend. I’m glad they are friends. She has needed a friend to wipe her tears, carry her at times, and laugh/smile with her.”

    God is so good!

  202. Becky March 25, 2020 at 8:21 am #

    Thank you for your words. Just lost my Mother in November and it helps me to remember her and know she is in God’s hands.
    Thank you

  203. Gina Castell March 25, 2020 at 8:23 am #

    When God sees me He sees one more child that he dearly loves. He sees someone who has struggled with sin but still strives for the goal of the high calling. He sees someone who sits at his feet daily and loves his word. He notices my heart of compassion for hurting people. He hears me when I sing songs of praise to him, all alone in my prayer closet. He sees all my rights and all my wrongs, yet still loves me. He sees his daughter, and one whom he calls friend. He sees me, Gina.

  204. Debbie Livingston March 25, 2020 at 8:52 am #

    When I look in the mirror I see an unfinished, blemished woman who tries and fails each day to live up to the expectations of what I think I should be. But, when our Father looks at me, because of His mercy and grace, He sees me as the one He created me to be in His Image and likeness. Yes, still unfinished and blemished but with His Hand upon me loving me and guiding me through each and every day until the day comes when I will be wholly who I will become through His Son, Jesus! Praising Him!

  205. Jan Heyer March 25, 2020 at 9:03 am #

    When God sees me I hope he sees that that I am trying to reach out to others with his love. When I think about the sacrifice Jesus made for me, I realize that I need to pass His love onto others. Even in this time of being shut in I can text, face time, make a phone just to check on my family, friends and neighbors. It’s important to keep showing God’s love to others. Praise God that He loves me

  206. Rhonda Dragomir March 25, 2020 at 9:52 am #

    When God sees me, he sees his imperfect child whom he loves anyway. I am not an orphan – he adopted me and sent his Spirit so I am never alone.

  207. Emily Hatfield March 25, 2020 at 10:27 am #

    When God sees me He just sees a sinner saved by grace. When He sees me He sees His Son on the cross for my sins. I’m so thankful that what I see in the mirror is not reflected in my Father’s eyes.

  208. Marlene March 25, 2020 at 10:27 am #

    God sees me through the lens of Jesus Christ’ s blood no matter how I see myself. He sees me as perfect, whole, saved, crucified and redeemed from the old and made new in Jesus’ blood and body. He sees me as a new being and a co-laborer with Him through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. He sees me fulfilling what He has called me to do even when I don’t even see the beginning of that path. Thank you, Jesus, for all you have done and are doing for me! Praises to His name! Amen

  209. Eilewn March 25, 2020 at 12:01 pm #

    My great joy: when God looks at me, He sees his precious daughter whom He loves and delights in.

  210. Aileen March 25, 2020 at 12:08 pm #

    Don’t know God’s plan for me now as I go through cancer again. Trusting Him is my only peace. Questions?? Tonnes, but I prob don’t want all the answers. Thankful for how far I’ve come and pray for much more ahead. God is good.

  211. Kathryn Thompson March 25, 2020 at 12:48 pm #

    When God looks at me He sees a child of His washed clean with the blood of His son. Someone who struggles in this world but loves Him with all her heart. He knows the struggles I have battled and with His strength have won. He knows the tears I have cried, the laughter I have had and the sins I have done, but He tells me He still loves me and holds me close in His loving arms.

  212. Norene Barker March 25, 2020 at 2:30 pm #

    Thanks so much for your thoughts on communion…and all your posts. Especially now, I find them thought-provoking and just the boost I need to make it through another day of isolation.

  213. Edie Veenstra Richardson March 25, 2020 at 2:43 pm #

    Thanks so much for your elaboration on Christ’s suffering and death. The part of the communion celebration that always gets me is the shed blood. But your devo here has pointed out some elements of the bread that I hadn’t considered before. I guess I always thought the blood was most important. In so doing, I’ve not really considered the body to be really a factor worth giving much note to. Wrong, Edie. Wrong! Christ’s sacrifice has always amazed me — the enduring part..the gruesome part…the sacrificial part….how could he do that?!! But evermore thankful that He did….Although it doesn’t look like it I am still without words to convey the truly awesomeness of what Christ endured — for me. He didn’t need to do it. He did. Oh what wonder…what love. What obedience.

  214. JanFaught March 25, 2020 at 4:19 pm #

    When God looks at me he sees that gal who is still doubting but still trusting and believing in Him. And he says, “Your are my beloved.”

  215. Kathy March 25, 2020 at 4:39 pm #

    What does God see when He looks at me? God sees me through the sacrifice of Jesus’ blood, washed whiter than snow, yes whiter than snow. Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. It doesn’t matter how I see myself. He sees me as clean, saved, redeemed from my old self, made fresh and new in Jesus’ sacrifice for me. Praise the Lord!! Thank you, Jesus! I AM REDEEMED!

  216. Merrianne Door March 25, 2020 at 5:38 pm #

    I use to think that God saw a sinner, a useless, unlovable, rebellious girl who would never be healed and never forgiven. I was just too broken. Now I KNOW how God sees me- a woman who loves Him, a woman who was fearfully and wonderfully made, a woman washed clean in the blood of my Savior. He has forgiven and forgotten what I was, what I did, and what I still struggle with. He is my Rock and my Redeemer.

  217. Kathy Scovanner March 25, 2020 at 5:53 pm #

    God sees me as a sinner, daughter, mother, and Grandmother, who is trying with theses times to have faith, obey, trust, and saying prayers constantly for wha I am grateful for.
    Amen

  218. Trish Grant March 26, 2020 at 3:47 am #

    When God looks at me He sees a fumbling, confused woman looking through the fog, trying to see the path the Lord has placed before me using His Word as my light. Praying with all my might for His guidance and wisdom.

  219. Louanne March 26, 2020 at 5:32 am #

    What does God see in me?
    He sees I am washed in the blood of the Lamb! He sees a heart that loves Him, but is still learning, stumbling.
    He sees His daughter who feels so loved by her Heavenly Father.
    He sees me!

  220. Kathryn March 26, 2020 at 6:50 am #

    What does God see when He looks at me? Given my limited vision, I can hardly imagine. But my hope is that, even through my shortcomings, sins, and missteps, He sees His child, His perfect creation.

  221. Mary Stockland March 26, 2020 at 6:58 am #

    When God sees me He sees a daughter who is struggling with many trials but chooses to trust Him with them all. Thank you, Jesus.

  222. Marlene Johnson March 26, 2020 at 11:32 am #

    When God sees me He sees a woman who is continuing to grow stronger and stronger and is overwhelmed to be a new member of one of the many loving churches in Canada!

  223. Katy Kretzschmar March 26, 2020 at 11:58 am #

    I’ve just had the most amazing eye opening quiet time today. I read chapter 5 of the women of Easter and Matthew 26:38 really spoke to my heart. Jesus totally understands my overwhelming anxiety and sadness. He won’t leave me in my darkest times. He is always with me. I know that I will probably never be anxiety free but I know who to lean on and I have written proof that He has gone through it and LIVED. This was something I needed to discover in His word. It’s such a raw and honest feeling of love of Christ I’m having and I just needed to share.

  224. Beth Erdman March 26, 2020 at 12:55 pm #

    Your message today about the body and the blood of Jesus truly is timely.. thank you for sending it to me. I love what God has done in you and how He has used your testimony and soft heart to reach so many. I’ve met you a couple of times in Minnesota.. Kinship Radio’s Day for Women.. and have seen Him work through you to touch women in a very personal way. Thank you for allowing God to use you even in the trying times of your life. Love you, Liz.

  225. Lori A.Breech March 26, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

    Right now God sees a woman trying really hard to keep it all together. I thank God for the gift of prayer on which I am relying.

  226. Kathy Angerman March 26, 2020 at 3:56 pm #

    That’s a hard question to answer. For days now, it has sparked a lot of thoughts and answers.

    I’d like to think God sees me as that perfect pink rose at the bottom of your newsletter. But I don’t think He does. He see many mistakes and many struggles. But He does see a strong women trying to be a good christian, Mother and friend. Hoping I have made a difference in this world. He also sees me fighting Mesothelioma, a lung cancer for which there’s no cure. Determined to live and watch her grandchildren grow up.

    But through it all, I still sing “Jesus Loves me this I know”

  227. Bonnie March 26, 2020 at 10:19 pm #

    What does God see when He looks at me? I believe He sees a heart that loves Him even though it’s broken and a heart that trusts Him even though my whole life has been shaken. Two brothers and my precious Daddy went to be with Jesus last year and I miss them so much so when you say God sees me it brings me comfort..so thank you. I needed that because tomorrow will be the year anniversary of Ben, my brother’s passing. I do praise God for you and your encouraging words. Thank you LIz and thank God for being the God who sees us.

  228. Lynn March 27, 2020 at 7:09 am #

    When God looks at me He sees a daughter washed in the blood of Jesus, cracked and forgiven. He knows my heart and while I am not always where I need to be, He is still working on me. Thank you Jesus for making a way!

  229. Anita Manning March 27, 2020 at 8:34 am #

    Jude 1:24 has really spoken to me lately on how God sees me. It says, “to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault—I’m perfect in his eyes—and with great joy.” Not just a little bit of joy, but great joy. Even with all my faults, failures, and shortcomings, he sees me joyfully and perfect. I’m so loved.

  230. Debbie Yeager March 27, 2020 at 11:27 am #

    His needy child.

  231. Pam March 27, 2020 at 12:58 pm #

    God sees a human being who tries very hard and still fails often. And who knows, though she fails, she is forgiven and still loved.

  232. Donna Newhall March 27, 2020 at 3:34 pm #

    When Did looks at me He sees his daughter , born from the sacrifice of His Son ,Jesus. Dressed in fine white linen, as a radiant bride.

  233. Donna Newhall March 27, 2020 at 3:37 pm #

    When God looks at me He sees the righteousness of Jesus Christ. His beloved bride, washed in the blood of Christ. White and pure.

  234. Donna Newhall March 27, 2020 at 3:41 pm #

    When the Father looks at me He sees his daughter, born from the sacrifice of His Son,Jesus. Dressed in fine white linen, as a radiant bride.

  235. Katherine Pauley March 27, 2020 at 5:42 pm #

    God sees his beautiful creation, his daughter, his follower.

  236. Digna P Kelly March 27, 2020 at 8:36 pm #

    When Father God looks at me He sees a child of His who wants to come home.

  237. Janet Gravitt March 27, 2020 at 8:39 pm #

    God sees me white as snow because I’ve been washed in the blood of Jesus. Thank you, Lord!

  238. Jane Silcox March 27, 2020 at 9:02 pm #

    I think He sees a servant washed in His blood going to see Him one day.

  239. Crystal Norwood March 28, 2020 at 8:39 am #

    Thank for for this devotion!

    When God looks at me he sees a woman who is broken worn down and often defeated. But he also sees a woman who is healed and reborn and hopeful for tomorrow because I am faithful to him and can use my brokenness to help others come closer to him

    Blessings to you and your ministry!

  240. Debi Page March 28, 2020 at 2:30 pm #

    He sees a work in progress!

  241. Sandy Stockero March 29, 2020 at 9:23 pm #

    Hi Liz, it is so nice everytime I see your name on my email page. You have been at our Belvidere, Il Immanuel Lutheran 2 times and they both were so inspirational. Thank you for caring about all the woman of the Bible, just women in general. We need wonderful women like yourself to keep us motivated in God’s word and love. What I hope God sees when He looks at me is a sinful women who loves Him very much. Who is optimistic and frightened in this world. Who cares about what He wants me to do during these trying times and I am listening for His voice to guide me. I make mistakes as a human but as a christian I hope He sees that I am sorry for them and will keep trying. It is kinda nice having a live stream for church these days as my 79 year old husband can no longer hear the sermans at church but he can now when I turn the volume up really loud and I love this time with him going to church together. Wednesday nights too. I know this is long but I feel that I can really talk to you and that you understand the lonliness of these times. I will join your church lessons with the other women. Thank you Jesus for Liz and all the other women who continue to inspire us and teach your word. Stay safe and hope to see you again soon. God’s Blessings to you and your family.

  242. Verna J. Wertz March 30, 2020 at 4:27 pm #

    Reading your articles and books always leaves me feeling so good. At almost 85 years old I know I’ve had a good life and will someday have an even better one forever!!!

  243. Roberta Cooper April 6, 2020 at 9:43 am #

    Praise God! Thank you Liz for all you do to spread the Word of God.
    Love and Prayers as you continue to share His Word with all of the talents that you have been blessed with.

    Mrs.Cooper

  244. Gina April 7, 2020 at 7:42 am #

    Wow just what I needed to hear this morning. God sees me as His beloved child.
    I can’t wait until I see Him coming in the clouds to take me home.