... You are treasured, you are sacred, you are his.
That song, Beautiful by MercyMe, has been so encouraging for me the last couple of days. It doesn't matter what I'm going through in life because I am beautiful in God's eyes and I was made for so much more than all of what is here on earth. I hope it will encourage someone else today also.
We went on a field trip in geology class today. I've decided that the scenery around Ellensburg is just downright beautiful. Everything is so green and lush. A big change from the brown tumbleweeds covering the Tri. I really want to take a cute little couple and go take some fun pictures in the green-ness!
I also really enjoyed the message at Salt tonight. It was based off of Matthew 5:5... Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Biblicaly the word meek means accurately understanding yourself with no self confidence propping you up. Having confidence in accomplishments only means they will be swept away but having confidence in Christ is what will get us through. Before God everyone was meek. Nobody had any accomplishments or things to build them up in a worldly sense so Jesus tells us to remember those days.. remember when we had nothing and had to rely on a greater power to help us everyday. Our goal is to live a life of meek confidence because those who live on the confidence of God alone will inherit the earth.
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.
1 Corinthians 1:27-29