freedom in Christ is the best thing that could have happened to me.
i love him so much.
not because of what he has done for me. but simply because he loves this mess of a woman that i can be. and i love the way that he approaches me and makes me better. every day as i choose to honor him and serve him, he in turn makes me the prettiest girl ever. forget losing weight. his love is being poured into me and it's producing this glow effect that i really like. the way jesus shines on me is better than the best make-up or having the best hair. it's a natural pretty that comes from within. i can smile. i can laugh. i can be silly. i can love. and love. and love. and rejoice in him because he is the one who gives me strength.
knowing his supremacy and greatness really encourages me.
so here i leave you with some verses from our Monday devotional at the office (which for some god reason, i've been asked to help do)
i want to be like John - John the Baptist -
& prepare the way for my King to be known
"Now a discussion arose between some of John's disciples and a Jew over purification. And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness—look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him.”
John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven. You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.’ The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete.
He must increase, but I must decrease.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
(John 3:25-36 ESV)