December 4, 2010

Did You Know?

By: Annie Jones

Did You Know?

Did you know that I am beautifully and wonderfully made? A Daughter and princess of the most High King? Adored and loved by the God of all? 

The one who aligned the stars and set the world in motion thinks highly of me His thoughts toward me are good. His plans for me are good. He loves me with an everlasting love; nothing will separate me from Him.

It’s easy to forget, it’s easy to let this world, which doesn’t know a thing about living, tell me how to live, how to think, how to view myself.  I let this filthy, skewed world tell me whether or not I am beautiful, worthy, or good enough. Good enough? For who? Good enough for what? What does this world have to offer? Nothing. But God! He thinks I’m beautiful, He thinks I’m worthy, He thinks I’m more than good.

Before I was even conceived God had a good plan for me.  He approved of me and set me apart for His purposes. He has confidence in me.  If God is for me, who can be against me? There is nothing, no attack, no weapon, no scheme of man that can hurt me. He shield will protect me. He is my strong tower, my safe refuge. When life gets me down, and I feel like nothing, God is my present help.
People are fickle, they can hurt me, they can break my heart, they’ve left me feeling rejected and worthless.  But who are they? Did they create this world? Did they create me? No! Because according to my Master and my Creator, the only One who isn’t fickle, my worth is far more precious than rubies! He has never rejected me or made me feel worthless and He never will.

My hope, my confidence is in the one whose heart I have ravished.  Yes, I have ravished His heart. There is no flaw in me! So I will run, run into the riches of God’s love, run into His embrace of love. His love for me burns like a fire for all to see, a fire that cannot be quenched. Nothing will ever compare to His love. I am my beloveds and He is mine.  I am free to love Him and I am free to live for Him.

So I ask you again: Did you know that I am beautifully and wonderfully made? A daughter and a princess of the Most High King? Adored and loved by the God of All? I love Jesus, and He loves me, my life is His.

I wrote this for one of my classes this year. The first section is a phrase that I believe God gave to me this summer as a way for me to remember where my worth is found...

When it comes to anything God related, I get really choked up.  Like, honestly, you could tell me any cool God story, and the whole time I'm sucking in air begging myself not to cry. So, when I have to share this "poem" with my class, and pretty much pour my heart out about how great God is and how much He loves can only imagine my emotional state. I get in front of my class and before I can even say the first sentence I am already crying...but it's not just a few tears.  I'm full on sobbing in front of my entire class. I knew there was no way to control my tears, so I just pushed through it and read the poem.  Although it is very personal and I was so embarrassed to have cried in front of my class, I feel like I need to share it because I know that God can speak to you through it.  Whether you are a boy or girl it is the truth of the Word (just written in my own words).

As you read what I've written, believe it, because its the truth.  Read it out loud, seriously...go in a room by yourself and read it out loud...not just in your head. There is power in the spoken Word. Read it, and read it again, and anytime you are feeling down read it again.  That's what I do.  I remind myself WHO I am and WHOSE I am. And man oh man....I am beautifully and wonderfully made....did you know?

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