Hello my sweet sisters!! Reading through the book of Leviticus trying to find new biblical women to introduce you to has been quite the feat.
Last week I introduced the book with HELLO WOMEN of LEVITICUS 12. Check it out here.
I have read some really unsettling passages as well as some extremely scandalous ones that make The Bad Girls Club look like angels.
Don’t believe me? Check out Leviticus 18!
I was pretty shocked by that chapter in particular. The fact that God even had to explain that those behaviors were “perverse” baffles me.
I finally came across a woman who was actually named in chapter 24. The first one to have her named recorded in the book of Leviticus thus far.
She got it from her Momma! by: Sarah
Wait, actually, she got it from her….Maker, her Father, whether she knows Him or not.
Maker of heaven and earth, made and designed each one of us.
Whaaaaat… all your quirky personality traits, your strong ability to scan a room and notice someone who is all alone, your singing talent, love for poetry, sports ability, all of it. Made by God.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth” -Psalm 139:13,15
Now imagine God knitting you together… choosing yarn, what your features would be like (including the ones you don’t always love). Putting in enough goofiness to make others, but mostly yourself, smile. Creating your mind, knowing how much He desired and still desires for you to focus less on the distractions and fear around you, and more on how much he loves you.
“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” -Psalm 139:16
Picture God as He created you. He was knitting and knitting away as he planned each day of your life before you even began it. He didn’t stop in the middle of my life, or your younger years, and think “not good enough…I should just stop.” He didn’t give up on you. And more than that, He planned an amazing future for you.
But what happens when the completed work the Father makes isn’t happy? When we hate the life we are given, unhappy each morning? Let me ask you something, does the quilt cry “I hate this pattern!” or the tablecloth complain “why can’t I be a sheet?” Neither should we be so focused on parts of our bodies or lives that seem incomplete compared to the girl down the street.
God made you this way and guess what? He loves every part of you. How could he not? Remember, He made you?
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” -Psalm 139:14
Do you know that full well? That His works, cough cough YOU, are wonderful. Then let’s praise Him. Let’s think of God the next time someone compliments us on a project that turned successful, on the goal we made to win the game. Let’s thank Him for the moments we are proud of, knowing He made us this way. And let’s thank Him for the parts we are sometimes afraid to let show, for He loves those even more.
“Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.” -Psalm 40:5
God has so precisely knit our lives together. We’ve all experienced moments in our lifetime that we think “wow life is crazy awesome!” I will strive to now think, “wow, how awesome are the plans the Father has for me…” I’m so thankful that He knit me.
Sarah is a dear friend and fellow blogger.
If you enjoyed this post go on over to her blog Single, yet loving Him and check out some of her other pieces. This girl has such an amazing heart after God I just had to have her share here on SuperStarNat.com. Feel free to share this post! And come back next week as we continue our journey through the book of Exodus!
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Keep Shining, Nat