Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Genesis 1: 31

I started reading Genesis again. Tonight I wanted to continue my reading of Genesis 2. However, as soon as my eyes caught the last verse of the first chapter, I couldn't go on.
I could hardly take my eyes off that verse. And what does it say?

 "God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day"
Genesis 1:31

 It may not seem like a super deep and powerful verse. But guess what? It is. Read the first sentence again. The context is of The earth's creation. Including men. Yet, it also talks about you.

Every time God creates something or somebody, He takes time to review His work carefully. He stays still and appreciates what He, The ALL mighty, has made!!! He takes time to see if what He just created is good or not.
Well, He made YOU in your mother's womb (Isaiah 44:24; 49:5). He created you. He saw you, stopped and said: "This is good", "She is good" Actually I believe He said "She is perfect and beautiful!"

God does not make junk!!! Everything He has made in the heavens and under the heavens is beautiful and perfect in His time and image!! I know this because He said it : "and it was VERY good."

In your mother's womb there was no, JC Pennies, nor Mary Kay, or Maybelline to hide the spots on your skin or to enlarge your eyelashes, or even dress you with a 345$ pair of shoes. That concept of beauty doesn't come from God. He sees you every morning when you wake up with awful breath and baggy eyes and He knows you are perfectly and beautifully made. 

So many times we want to change the way our nose looks, or eyes' color, our hair color, our skin color, etc. We hate the way our legs look in a swimsuit, we hate our breast size, our butt size, even our feet (YES! I have a friend that would not wear sandals because she hates her toes!). But we forget that God made us perfect ~that said, don't take me wrong. We DO need to exercise and eat well. Loosing or gaining weight in a healthy manner is also pleasing to God!~ Yes! God wants us to take good care of the body He gave us! Don't go around looking like a beggar or all sloppy. Take care of yourself! but do not forget that you don't need to change who you are and how God made you. You are beautiful just the way you are! you are VERY good!!!

 Is your nose too big? is it too small? are your lips to big or too small? do you have freckles all over your body? none? you hate your hair?? are your sister's hips way better than yours?? wish you had green/brown/gray eyes?? NO, NO and NO! Christ loves you the way you are! He wants you the way you are!! He made you perfect!!! so now suck it up and live with that truth: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL JUST THE WAY YOU ARE BECAUSE GOD MADE YOU THIS WAY AND HE DOES NOT MAKE MISTAKES!!!! not even tiny ones!!

 "God saw [you] after He made [you], and [you] were VERY good..." F.

Friday, March 26, 2010

A life of worship.

It is wonderful how God works in our lives. Lately He has been reminding me of all the blessings in my He has given me. He is so good. His love NEVER fails. Christ did not lie to me, He loved me. He loved us. He loves us. I feel this great urge of doing more for Him. Doing more for others to come to know Him. I just don't know what. It is tough living in a world where young girls get lost in the wilderness of this ridiculously twisted world, I want to do something for them. It's awful to see guys follow the wrong path, just because the world says it's right, I'd like to help them. I hate to see people divorcing. Not fighting to preserve what God created as a means to shape us, bless us, bless others and bring Him glory; I would love to do something for them! But I know my "doing" will not be the key, but Christ's perfect love showed through what I do. By now, I am just praying for God's vision to show me where He wants me. where should I help, Who should I talk to and what exactly He wants me to do. You know, God rejoices in those who are willing to follow Him, to obey Him. He blesses the work of our hands when we do things for His glory. He answers the prayers of the righteous. They could be a big YES, a big NO or a "It's not time yet, be faithful and wait". They are all the perfect answers. That is because He is God and He sees the big picture. Time is in His hands. So I want Him to be happy with me. I want my life to be a living song of worship to God. It is my life's goal to make it to His presence and be told: "good job!, I am proud of you!" because in the end, it is only God's approval the one that really matters. So if you are out there, reading this, please pray with me. Or talk to me, let me know if I can be of some sort of help to you or somebody else!! Love, F.