Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pillars sculptured in palace style

Psalm 144:12- "When our sons shall be as plants grown large in their youth and our daughters as sculptured corner pillars hewn like those of a palace"

Pastor Brian, a couple years ago, made this verse be pounded into our head. I remember it to this day and chuckle about how serious he was about making sure that we understood, as a generation, who we were supposed to be. I didn't really understand it to the full extent that I do now. I had a sort of revelation yesterday while reading 1 Kings.

1 Kings 7:15-22
He fashioned the two pillars of bronze, each eighteen cubits high, and a line of twelve cubits measured its circumference.
He made two capitals of molten bronze to set upon the tops of the pillars; the height of each capital was five cubits.
Nets of checkerwork and wreaths of chainwork for the capitals were on the tops of the pillars, seven for each capital.
So Hiram made the pillars. There were two rows of pomegranates encircling each network to cover the capitals that were upon the top.
The capitals that were upon the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily work [design], four cubits.
The capitals were upon the two pillars and also above the rounded projection beside the network. There were 200 pomegranates in two rows round about, and so with the other capital.
Hiram set up the pillars of the porch of the temple; he set up the right pillar and called its name Jachin [he will establish], and he set up the left pillar and called its name Boaz [in strength].
On the tops of the pillars was lily work [design]. So the work of the pillars was finished.

This portion of scripture is just a bunch of words about how specific the temple of the Lord was to be made and how it WAS indeed made. But when the words from psalms that lie in my heart in addition to this 1Kings scripture it put me over the top.
As women of God, we are to be pillars sculptured in palace style. This description of the pillars that we sculpted for the temple of the Lord, is how I am formed! So intricate, and lovely. So specific and valuable. With love and expectation.

He is SO Good.

With Love,

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 1st...

"The greatest thing is to be found at one's post as a child of God, living each day as though it were our last, but planning as though our world might last a hundred years."
-C.S. Lewis

Listen. I struggle with living each day as though it were my last, because I'm focusing so much on the next hundred years. But, my friend, let me tell ya somethin. I am such a blessed babygirl. He can't take His eyes off of me. He's so enamored with me, in this season I've understood that more than ever.  His everlasting light shines even brighter in my darkness. The brightside? As I am fully human there is darkness everywhere and I'm just now realizing that... God is so Good. He doesn't know any difference. 

 Today is March 1, 2010. Someone asked me if I ever imagined myself ever being where I am today. I responded quietly with a silent shake of my head. "No," I thought, "I never would have thought I'd be where I'm at.... ever" Happily, however, I remember that He did. He's always known. What a relief. His feelings about me have not changed. He's still in love with the woman He created me to be. 


March 1st, 2010. Wow. Can you believe it? Hah! I woke up this morning and breathed a sigh of relief, thinking that I'm one day, one month, closer to something that I just cannot wait for... I realized that I'm not living today for today. Seriously though, I am so blessed. Today was a great day. I enjoyed me. That's never happened. I didn't go stir crazy. I just began to understand a few great things about who He is, and who He created me to be, and I stopped questioning Him. I mean...Seriously, Jesus is SOOOO terrific! :D He made me just how He wanted me, and though I'm still learning who that little girl is, I'm enjoying dwelling within His love. So, March 1st came and is about to be gone and let me tell you something...though I may be a little closer that thing that I'm looking forward to, I am living for today and planning my hundreds of years...


Being a daughter of the King is something I'm just now learning to enjoy...
I'm loving it;)