Complete in Thee each want supplied,
And no good thing to me denied;
Since Thou my portion, Lord, wilt be,
I ask no more, complete in Thee.

(3rd verse of "Complete In Thee", by Aaron Roberts Wolfe & James Martin Gray)

Friday, December 24, 2010

this earthly body...

i've been thinking and convicted...
i follow the blog of an unbeliever (several actually, this is just one of them).  she writes about some fashion.  you know, clothing & shoes & accessories & etc.  she also writes about... how do i sum it up...  "body image" i think is the term i heard her say.  the name of her blog is already pretty.  and today she had this post. 

now, i don't agree with everything she says.  she is obviously very convinced that self esteem is important and we know that all men are sinners and thus are nothing good without the Lord in their life.  i'm not having a pity party, i'm simply being honest and accepting what God has said in the Bible. 

But i did find it interesting that she has a good outlook on disregarding the worlds standards of beauty.  it's interesting that an unbeliever is more content with her flaws than many believers i know.  and that makes me a little bit sad. 

we know that God formed us ever so carefully.  that His sovereign power brought us to where we are in life.  that everything we are is because of Him.  and yet we bemoan the state of our body. 

please don't be confused.  there is nothing wrong with wanting to be healthy and lose weight to feel better.  i'm not talking about that.  i'm talking about the complaining & the comparing.  You are not Heidi Clume because God didn't make you her, so stop comparing yourself to her.  what difference does it make what number is printed on the tag of your jeans.   

let us have speech that is seasoned with salt.  let us not compare ourselves to the girl sitting in the pew in front of us.  and let us make sure we aren't moaning about what we look like.  remember, child of the Most High Lord...this is a temporary body.  :)

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