Thursday, November 19, 2009

I am Wonderfully made. Pt. 2.

“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:13-14
for the full Psalm, please go here.

Part 2
Thanks for staying tuned. Thank you for being part of this journey and allowing me to share my thoughts with you.
My Mom has always done something to me and my sister after we got in trouble for behaving badly and I just think it is wonderful. She has done it since we were little girls (and on occasions, stills does it now!). After the fires of an argument died down, she would come and take us by the hand and sit down with us. She would explain what we had done wrong and why in this particular situation, a personality trait or emotional outburst that we were prone to wasn't good for this given moment but she would go on to list all of the possible situations that the very thing that had gotten us into trouble, was a wonderful quality and how one day, it would be put to good use. And that is sort of how I think of God, when it comes to those pesky emotions or personality traits that I am sometimes too quick to act upon. He designed them to be used in the perfect situation and if I seek Him and stay within His hand and will, then He will allow those emotions and behaviors to be used perfectly, just the way He intended.
Not only did God create and perfectly weave together the cartilage in the joints of knees and elbows or allow our eye to adjust to the light perfectly by constricting and dilating the pupil just when it is necessary but He also created our emotions, our feelings, our hearts and souls-and He created them perfectly! He created me in His image.
Now, that is not to say that I use those emotions and feelings and react in the most perfect of ways because I do not. But God created me and He knows my secret thoughts and deepest desires-He knows them because I am His! I can get down on myself a lot because I know I am not perfect and I know that God should not love me but He does. He loves me and took me in as a child of God and a sister of Christ, just the way I was. And when the enemy is whispering into my heart, "Oh, don’t bother, you will never be good enough!", I remember that God created my brain and its ability to create thoughts, my heart and my desires and if I seek Him at every possible opportunity then those thoughts and desires will be more Christ-like and He can use them to glorify and praise Him!
In my psychology classes, we talk about a lot of theories regarding the mind and body. Are they connected? Are they separate operations? I tend to think they are separate entities that work together and one affects the other. I do know that however God intended them to work; He created my mind and my body perfectly. So, whether my mental faculties aren’t where they should be or my physical body is not up to par; I will try to strive for better and try to remember to praise God for walking miracles that exists in each of us, everyday.
{photo from here.}


quietspirit said...

I had to read Psalm 139 every day for a week. One of our pastors had me do this. I learned a lot from it.
Your mother gets my vote for Mother Of The Year award. She did it right.

Kelly said...

Once again - awesome! You're mom is amazing, what a great idea! I needed to read this, thanks <3

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