“Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.”
~Rich Mullins

May 14, 2011

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

"I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well." Psalm 139:14

This is one of my hundreds of favorite verses :) Actually, all of Psalm 139 is an awesome chapter. There are times when pressure from the world is so focused on outward appearance, especially for girls, and it is easy to wish that we were prettier, taller, shorter, thinner, whatever-er than we are. One time when I was talking to my mom about it, she told me to go read this chapter. Wow! How awesome it is to know that God formed us EXACTLY how He wanted us to be as a child of His. When one realizes that they have been made on purpose for a purpose and that God is using us exactly how we are, it makes it a lot easier to accept how we are...not even accept, but be thankful and joyful!

I have always wanted to be shorter...you know, 6'2" is a little on the tall side, and there are many times that you feel a little, um, conspicuous. Of course, I know there are people who are really short who want to be tall, but it is just really neat to me that God created us perfectly for His plan for our lives. He is so powerful and awesome, and when I realize how big and powerful He is and yet how caring for us, it blows me away!!!!

On a more superficial note, here are some pictures of our ADORABLE new baby horse...I AM The Rose of Sharon. Click on the pictures so they blow up big...they're worth it! She is just another example of God's creative genius!!!!