Just Got 2 Tell

Anything & Everything I Feel Compelled to Share with the World!

You are beautiful February 25, 2010

Yeah, that’s right. You heard me. You right now, reading this blog post are beautiful! You are a thing of beauty. Okay for the guy that’s reading, you are handsome.

Now I know what you’re thinking. Who am I to judge? How can I know what beauty is when I haven’t studied Fine Arts or whatever it is you think would qualify me to say such a thing. But I don’t need I four year degree in looking at pictures/paintings/sculptures to know beauty when I see it. My eyes work (thanks to contacts I’ve got 20/20 vision. And I’ve definitely seen my share of beauty. Thanks to my new job, I get to see the sunrise almost every morning on my drive to work. I’ve seen sunsets and rainbows and even a rainbow in the sunrise

But beyond that. I know you are beautiful because God told me so. My coworker uses the phrase “God don’t like ugly” a lot. But God don’t make ugly either, the Bible tells me so.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well.” Psalm 139:13-14

“All beautiful you are, my darling; there is no flaw in you.” Song of Songs 4:7

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11(a)

Everyone longs to be told they’re beautiful. Everyone needs to be told. So tell someone today how beautiful God made them!

 

Trusting god with everything February 13, 2010

That is much more easier said than done. So much more. Let me try to get my thoughts and words together.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. K-Love radio has been working on their contest “greatest love story” all week. They collect everyone’s love-stories, and then Matthew West chooses one to right a love song about. A few actually wrote about a father’s love or something, but most have been about how they met their husband or wife or how they were proposed to, you know things of that nature.

Well, for someone trapped in perpetual singleness it can lead to some down moments, some lonely times, and some feelings of desperation. Lately, especially in the last forty-eight hours or so I found myself very disheartened. To be twenty-two and no closer to finding my Mr. Right than I was when I was 13 can make a person feel a little discouraged. Not only that but having friends around me getting engaged and married is starting to make me feel like an old spinster.

I shouldn’t feel this way. I am only 22. It’s not like I’m 30 or 40 with my biological clock ticking away, but for some reason I had always thought I would have found him by now. And lately I’ve been very impatient with God. A friend described it to me. He said we’re like kids on a road trip chanting “are we there yet?” every ten minutes. At the same time we’re also like that annoying backseat driver saying “turn here, take that route, why are we going this way?”

God has a way though, of opening eyes. Or in my case it felt like a swift kick to the butt. In one moment I was feeling a huge bout of jealousy that I definitely shouldn’t have been feeling, that I had no right to feel. And in the next Tenth Avenue North came one stage and started singing their song “By Your Side” I guess it would be called the 2nd verse but those are the words that got my attention fast.

Why are you looking for love,
Why are you still searching as if I’m not enough

And that would be where I lost it. All I could do was confess and pray for forgiveness. It’s such an amazing thing that we serve a God of second chances and third chances and twenty-seventh chances. He is a just God, but once we have found grace and mercy through Jesus Christ, He is always ready and waiting to forgive us.

Thank you, Lord for Your love!  Even though I’m not dating, Jesus is the only valentine I need!