Monday, June 22, 2009

God, do you think I'm Beautiful? pt 1

Sheesh.

You know how it is when people think that you are amazing? How you are wonderful, intelligent, sweet, and all that jazz?

My parents would tell me that these very words fit my description.

But to be honest, I don't really think I'm all that. There are times when I do not have it all together. Yet I somehow manage to cover it up with a smile and a "just fine, thank you."

I, like every teenage girl desire to be known as beautiful-inside and out.

I have been reading Do You Think I'm Beautiful? by Angela Thomas, given me by a very close friend for graduation. Just from reading the first chapter, I believe my mind is being renewed and that I am changing my way of thinking about myself.

The scripture presented in the first chapter is Psalm 45:11. I have heard this scripture verse before, but the more I meditate on it, the more real it is to me. You may want to sit down for this one :) This is what the Bible says about you and me as women who desire to be called beautiful

The King is enthralled by your beauty.

WOW! Read that again and again! Meditate on it! Speak it! This is God talking to YOU and ME! This is what He thinks of us!

It feels kinda hypocritical for me to help a friend when they have self esteem issues. If they say they hate themselves, I just pat them on the shoulder and say, "Well Jesus thought you were to die for."

But have I ever considered that He thought I was to die for too?

Sure, I know that He loves me. I know that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. But do I really know that? I mean with my heart?

Head knowledge and heart knowledge are two different things and that's a whole nother blog post. I will say it this way-when you know something with your heart, it's real to you.

The fact that you and I are loved by the Almighty God who thinks we are it on a stick needs to be real to all of us.

So next time we feel like a major pain, rotten, stupid, dumb, or slow, we need to remember something important.

The Lord of Lords, the King of Kings is enthralled by our beauty. :)