God is holy. God has a name. He has an identity. Therefore, we can’t all have different views and discriptions of Him, for He said to Moses “I am who I am.” We don’t change that. He is perfectly set apart, and no one and nothing can compare to Him. His holiness cannot be described with words. Isin’t it a comfort to worship a God we can’t exaggerate?
God is eternal. Everyone of us had a beginning, and everything came to existance on a particular day. Everything, that is, but God. He has always been, even before there was an earth. Before anything. God exists out of time, and since we are in time, we will never totally grasp the concept. It is ridiculous for us to think we have the right to limit God to something we are capable of comprehending. God is so much bigger. So beyond us.
God is all-knowing. We can fool our family and friends. We can hide our emotions to all, all but God. God knows what we are doing, what we are thinking. He knows our thought before we think them. He knows who we are and what we are about. We cannot escape Him. God created the universe, billions of galaxies, and He still takes the time to know every little detail about us.
God is all-powerful. Everything was created by and for God. But, don’t we act as if God is created for us? We blame Him. We ask Him “why?”..why there is war, why we are as we are, why there is sickness, why everything in the world that is wrong..is wrong. The answer to everyone of these question is because: He is God. He has the right to ask why everyone is starving. He gave us all we could imagine and so much more. What we have done with this world, is our fault. What makes us think that God owes us an explanation?
God is fair and just. God is the only Being who is good. We are all filled with sin. Sin which God hates. Thus, He has to punish those guilty of sin. Whenever we question if God really hates sin or not, we must remember His son who was tortured, mocked, and beaten because of sin. Our sin. God is fair and just in punishing sin.
no, i’m not talking about the friendship type of name callings such as “buddy”, “dude”, or whatever. And no i’m not talking about the lovey-dovey type of name callings. You know, “baby”, “honey”, “sweetheart”, etc.
I’m talking about…
the “B” word
and the list goes on.
Why do I hate it? Because God made all of us in His image and His likeness. I hate it because no one deserves to be called any of those things. Jesus paid the price for each and every one of us. When we call other people those names, it’s like saying it to God. I honestly think it doesn’t matter if you’re just “joking” or if it’s out of hatred or whatever. I know it’s not a big deal to most people, but to me, it’s important.
Reminder: God writes down everything! Book of Life and Book of Works, people!
He knows EVERYTHING. And we will give account for whatever we do with our lives here on earth.
So, the choice is yours.
“The tongue has the power of life and death” Proverbs 18:21
“With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.” James 3:9
Everywhere I go. Everywhere I look. Everything I read. Everyone I talk to. Everyday. People want more. They are not satisfied with what they have. People are always jealous of others or in hatred with themselves. Its like, I was blinded before but now I see, no one is perfect. We all have flaws and its what makes us..us. It makes our identity. It makes us all different. All unique.
I struggled with my body image, and overall self-confidence all my life. We all do. And until this very day, I cared what people thought, I was never satisfied, I never thought I was.. beautiful. But, you know what? I am beautiful. And so are you. Every single one of you. In your own amazing way. We were all individually made in the eyes of God, down to the very last little imperfection.
Recently, ive realized what little self-esteem people have. The people I adored and wished I was like. Even they, they struggle with their self-esteem. Everywhere, people are complaining. “Im too fat.” “I want to be skinny.” “I wish I was a size 0.” “I hate my jiggly thighs.” “I want a flat stomach.” Everyone seems to live their life in this incessant fight were their bodily image. I mean, really, what does being 90 pounds vs 190 do? Does it affect how successful you will be in life? Does it determine the person you will become? no. And that applies to everything else along with any physical appearance issues, not just he fight with being “fat” or “skinny.” (“I hate my frizzy hair.” “My buttchin is ugly.” “I have a big nose.” “My birthmark is weird.” “I dont like my freckles.”)
I want everyone of you to look in the mirror, and say “I am beautiful. I am me. I was created for a purpose and in the eyes of God, I will never be worthless. I am unique, creative, different, and no one can be me, but me.”
We can’t keep living our lives wanting more. We must be satisfied with who we are. Live in the moment and appreciate all thats come your way, because soon you will realize that time is gone, life has continued, without you. And where have you been? Stuck in this same position of wishing you could be different, beautiful. But we all have to face that who we are and how we look is just that. So we can either live life unsatisfied, or we can live it in acceptance, and grow to fulfill our callings and true purposes in life.
Have you ever stopped to truly take in the beauty of this earth? Not the terrible things society has crumbled up and shoved into our minds, but the natural extrordinary beauty of this world we live on? That is what I strive to be like. To be the amazing, natural beauty God created me and wants me to be.
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.”—St. Francis of Assisi (via dinosrawr)
“It’s like, it doesn’t honor God to pretend like everything is OK. That’s the beauty of Jesus that so many people miss. The beauty is that he died on the cross for our sins, but also that he existed the way we exist. He understands what it’s like to lose a friend. He’s not unfamiliar with those emotions. He’s not unfamiliar with the difficulty of human life. To me that’s what makes Jesus as God beautiful. He totally understands. He went out of his way to prove to us that he understands our situation. So when he has something to say, it’s not coming from this high and lofty standpoint. It’s coming from this person who understands intricately the perils of human existence.”—John Mark McMillan (via sketchmedesire)