but life is good :)
God’s grace is so sweet. Trusting His timing is the absolute best. Not worrying about things but knowing His hands are molding my life is the most comforting thought in the world. Easy? no. But so lovely.
I’ve been journaling lately, that’s why the lack of blog entries. It’s so much more personal to journal; I really like it. I still love to blog, don’t get me wrong, but a lot of the things God’s been showing me lately are intensly personal and just…aren’t meant to be posted all over the internet :)
A lot. Not all :) This is kind of going to be a goulash entry of a lot of the big ideas God has been showing me.
“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus-the work of telling others the Good news about the wonderful Grace of God.” -Acts 20:24
I love that. “my life is worth nothing to me.” It’s so true, because…anything without God is just so absolutely empty that it’s completely worthless and your life is just….a waste.
“For anger gives a foothold to the devil.” -Ephesians 4:27
Romans 12 has also been really hard-hitting for me lately. Especially verse 18: “Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.”
Um…ouch. I definitely fail at that. This verse came to me through…desperation really. I was really irritated with how my day was going; a lack of communication was going to cause me to miss something very important to me. I wanted to just scream and tell people what I was really thinking; but God told me otherwise. “Lindsey, grab the Bible, let’s talk.” So He gave me Romans 12. Reading those verses literally saved that day for me. it was still hard, but…I had instructions from my Savior to be peaceable, and to really truly love. I highly reccommend reading through Romans 12.
Here’s something you probably already knew-I’m a girl!! Which means I’m prone to girl things-like…thinking my body is absolutely horrid and the most awful thing I’ve ever seen! How fun! ugh not! seriously, body image can totally wreck a day. So one day last week, I was just totally getting hung up on my body. Nothing could look right. Nothing fit right. I was like, this is absolutely ridiculous. So I grabbed Psalm 139. Guess what?! God made me!! God made me just like I am! And He is absolutely CRAZY about me!! Who am I to decide my toes are too ugly? Who am I to decide that shirt looks weird? My Savior doesn’t make mistakes. Therefore, “I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Ps 139:14). Ladies, your body is absolutely fine. Just because you are not a size three anymore doesn’t mean you’re fat. Just because your face is breaking out doesn’t mean you’re ugly. Jesus doesn’t make mistakes; and He is crazy about you.
This issue is really important to me. Girls in our world are told that unless they are size zero, show wayyy too much of their bodies, and load on the make up they are just not acceptable. That is absolutely, one hundred percent false. It’s just not right that so many girls sell themselves short, give themselves away, or wreck their bodies trying to fit this image.
Girls, don’t let them tell you this. You are absoltuely beautiful. Drop me a note if you’re struggling; I want to pray for you. We can change this image the world is putting out there of women. It starts with you denying their impossible image of beauty and embracing the beauty God gave you, and “cloth[ing] your[self] instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.” (1 Peter 3:4)
At church on Saturday, Josh talked about faith, and stepping out on faith, trusting God is going to back you up. I’m doing that Wednesday. I don’t want to go into it. But prayer would be appreciated. A lot. Because…I’m pretty much terrified. but God won’t let me down. He never has, and He never will.
Keep searching for God. Don’t settle for lukewarm.