Tuesday, November 16, 2010

His Words

Just in case you need a bit of encouragement today, I want to share something with you. I didn't write it and I don't know who did. A friend shared it with me some years ago. I love it because it reminds me of what God thinks about me. And that's more truthful and important than any other perspective of me.

"I made her…she is different. She’s unique. With love I formed her in her mother’s womb. I fashioned her with great joy. I remember, with great pleasure, the day I created her. (Psalm 139:13-16)

I love her smile. I love her ways. I love to hear her laugh. And the silly things she says and does. She brings me great pleasure. This is how I made her. (Psalm 139:17)

I made her pretty and not beautiful, because I knew her heart, and knew she would be vain…. I wanted her to search out her heart, and to learn that it would be Me in her that would draw friends to her. (I Peter 3:3-5)

I made her a little more lonesome than she would like to be…only because I need for her to learn and depend on Me…I know her heart, I know if I had not made her like this she would go her own chosen way and forget Me…her Creator. (Psalm 62:5-8)

I have given her many good and happy things…because I love her. (Psalm 84:11, Romans 8:23)

Because I love her, I have seen her broken heart…and the tears she cried alone. I have cried with her, and had a broken heart, too. (Psalm 56:8)

Many times she has stumbled and fallen alone only because she would not hold My hand. So many lessons she’s learned the hard way because she would not listen to My voice. (Isaiah 53:6)

So many times I have set back and sadly watched her go her merry way alone, only to watch her return to My arms, sad and broken. (Isaiah 62:2)

And now she is mine again… I made her, and then I bought her…because I love her. (Romans 5:8)

I have to reshape and remold her… to renew her to what I had planned for her to be. It has not been easy for her or for Me. (Jeremiah 29:11)

I want her to be conformed to My Image… this high goal I have set for her, because I love her. (2 Corinthians 2:14)"

3 comments:

Mitzi said...

Wonderful!

Hope R. Clark said...

I know... isn't it?! I love it. :)

Emily said...

That's really great... thanks for sharing it!