Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wonderfully made

It is so easy with all of the media that is coming at us at all directions to loose who we are in this crazy world. We feel like we just don't measure up all of the time. If we are skinny we want to be heavier. If we are tall we want to be short and so it goes. It as though we set the bar just out of reach. It is as though we make these unrealistic ideas of what we should and could be instead of loving what we are in life and going with that.

I love what Psalms 139:14, 17-18 says:
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well......
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I slhould count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with you.

Wow really let that sink in. God not only made us, but He put a lot of thought into making me who I am. Tall, lanky, blonde, brown eyes everything about me was made wonderfully.

One day I was looking in the mirror and picking myself apart as I usually do. Thinking of how I am just not pretty enough. Why did I have to be like I am I wondered. That is when the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart and said "You were wonderfully made". I then looked up the scripture and realized that it says "Marvelous are God's works". God doesn't make anything that isn't marvelous. Thank goodness it doesn't say well everything was made good until Crystal came along. No, it says way different. It tells me I am wonderfully made.

The fact that God put so much thought into me is so flattering. Being God involves a lot of work. I am sure He has a desk full of things to do. So to say that His thoughts can't be counted toward me tells me something. I know there are times I am making plans for something. I think about it all of the time. My husband says my mind never stops. I will awake him from sleep to tell him an idea on a project I am working on. I try to make every part of it wonderful; to make it just as it is in my dreams. So the fact that God thinks of us so much tells me that we are God's Dream Girls. How freeing is that. That means you are perfect right where you are. That makes me feel like my not good enough is finally good enough....Why? Because God says that it is!