I decided to take some time tonight to do some writing in my journal. What started out as a "dream" journal has morphed into an every other week journal detailing the craziness of my life and also the prayers that I tend to pray daily. The lighting on our screened in porch invited me to bring out my camera. I love photography and I love capturing the moments that tell a story. This picture I hope tells the story of what has already started and what is to come with my journal and photography! Psalm 18:30 is what I decided to journal about tonight. God's ways are perfect and His word is proven true!
I wish I had time tonight to go through all of my thoughts on Psalm 139. It is a chapter that I continue to return to especially in times of depression or sadness. When things change in my life and I don't like it, I return to these words that show me how much I am worth in the Lord! Nothing can change His love for me!! What a beautiful and wonderful thing to cling to when times are tough. I can let self pity, sadness, depression and many other things cloud what I know to be true. If you are not feeling worthy or feeling so unloved meditate on the words below and relish the truth that God formed you from the beginning and knows everything about you! You are created in His image!
Psalm 139 Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 1 O LORD, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! 9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night," 12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you,when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me,when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.
19 Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me! 20 They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain! 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you? 22 I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! 24 And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
I decided to go to biblegateway.com this morning and this was the verse of the day. I think it speaks volumes to the issue of modesty!
Modesty has been a hot topic of mine for a while. It's no surprise that I don't dress too provocatively and can be called a prude at times. I have learned that it's okay. :) I need to be confident in myself and who God made me and not try to be something that doesn't reflect who I am as a child of God. I stumbled upon a blog today that I felt was good, interesting and worth going back to see what Anne says. This is her post on modesty: http://www.flowerdust.net/2009/08/11/do-women-dress-too-sexy/
Check it out!
Also, another great blog: http://www.jesusneedsnewpr.blogspot.com/
I am a follower of Christ. Passionate about missions especially overseas! I love photography and being able to use photography as a creative outlet. If you would like to email me you can at firstname.lastname@example.org