Tuesday, March 31, 2009

just because...

It seems like these only happen on Tuesdays or Fridays....and on this particular Tuesday I should probably be packing for the TSHA conference...however I've been thinking about something lately and I wanted to share it with you.

I've been feeling somewhat unattached lately...probably because I've entered a phase in my life where people are beginning to pair off and get engaged and married. I am happy with my current status, I know that I need to develop my relationship with God before I can truly have the best relationship with a partner, and regardless of how incredibly happy I am for my friends (because I truly am happy for them) sometimes I just need a little reminder from God that I'll be there one day too.

Recently I was cleaning out my closet in preparation for "the move" and I discovered a little passage that I had gotten from one of my Phi Lamb sisters during a covenant group last year. She had it on her facebook and I printed it onto an index card. The passage was originally directed at women, but because I realize that not everyone who can read is a girl I'll make it gender friendly :) It is written from God's point of view...so insert His voice (however you hear it) instead of mine when you get to it.

So thanks to Ali for reading this to me back in our creamery covey...I appreciate it greatly.

Blessings to each of you today!

Here is the passage from Ali...and I don't know where she got it from, so hopefully I'm not infringing on any copyrights...

I made you...you are different, you're unique.
With love I formed you in your mother's womb
I fashioned you with great joy.
I remember, with great pleasure, the day I created you.
I love your smile.
I love your ways.
I love to hear you laugh and the silly things you say and do.
You bring me great pleasure. This is how I made you.
I made you pretty and not beautiful, because I knew your heart and knew you would be vain...
I wanted you to search out your heart, and learn that it would be me in you that would make you beautiful...and it would be me in you that would draw friends to you.
I made you in such a way that you would need me...
I made you a little more lonesome than you would like to be...
Only because I need for you to learn and depend on me...
I know your heart.
I know that if I had not made you like this you would go your own chosen way and forget me...your creator.
I have given you many good and happy things...because I love you.
Because I love you, I have seen your broken heart...and the tears you cried alone, I have cried with you, and had a broken heart too.
Many times you have stumbled and fallen alone only because you would not hold my hand.
So many lessons you have learned the hard way because you would not listen to my voice...
So many times I have set back and sadly watched you go your merry way alone.
Only to watch you return to My arms, sad and broken.
And now, you are mine again...I made you, then I bought you...to renew you to what I had planned for you to be.
It has not been easy for you or me.
I want you to be conformed to My image...
This high goal I have set for you because I love you.

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