Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I have this fascination with rubies. It all started on Monday night, April 23rd, 2007. I was in the "beginning" stages of my first relationship..and the going was rough. (I'll save that for a later blog.) I was crying out to God, in the midst of feeling unimportant and taken for granted. I felt like I should read over Proverbs 31, and remind myself how I hoped God would someday view me. Give myself something new to focus on, as a young, christian woman. And that maybe..just maybe, I would find my worth in Him, rather than a tall, dark, handsome man:) I read each line for the millionth time, and as I finished, these words came to me, as if God Himself had written me a letter.
You're of far greater worth than rubies, not only for what you say and do, but because I fearfully made you. I see your heart, I formed your future. No one could love you as purely and passionately as I do. You could never be devalued, because you are precious in my sight. You're stamped with a purpose; spoken for. I'm your Savior, Redeemer, Healer, and Provider. Don't search for someone to take my place. I look at you, daughter, with complete adoration. You're more than anyone could ever hope for.
"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." Proverbs 31:30
Now here I am, two and a half years later; married to that same man. As wonderful as he is, he's only human, and there are days where I continue to find my worth in the Lord. The Lord who created me just the way I am- "Stubborn, strong-willed, independent" and so much more! Never forget, ladies, no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you've done, you're stamped with a purpose; SPOKEN FOR.