A Knight in Shining Armor

I need to preface this blog with a few words. 1st, despite the title, this is not a romantic blog. 2nd, this blog post reflects my personal views on my personal relationship. I by no means believe my ideas are for everyone, or believe everyone should conform to my ideas. I am simply sharing my thoughts.

“One day a knight in shining armor will come riding to my rescue. He will dismount from his noble steed and storm the castle doors to discover, I’ve already slain the dragon.”

This is not to scream “I am woman, hear me roar.” It is not a campaign to support feminism, nor is it designed as a man bashing statement.

I say I do not need a knight to come to my rescue because I am not a damsel in distress. There can be a stigma that single women desire or need to be rescued from the life of solitude, loneliness, or singlehood itself.  Many single women themselves believe they need a man to provide for them and to love them like no one else.

My life is full of family, friends, and people who enhance my life, people whose company I enjoy. I am not lonely and I enjoy the solitude afforded me as a single woman.

All my needs and provisions have already been met through my Heavenly Father. If God chooses to use a man to provide for me then that is His choice, however, it is not required, as my Father owns all things.

God loves me in a way no one else can. The love God has for me is the most satisfying and fulfilling love I will ever experience. No love from a man can equal the love God has for me.

See, I do not need to be rescued. I am single and very happy to live the life I am living. I am uncertain if I will ever marry and I can say with all sincerity I am comfortable with whatever God chooses for me, in fact, I can say with confidence, I have no preference. I trust God. I know He has the best plan for my life and I am happy to walk the path He has for me.

If God chooses for me to married in the future, I know I will be just as happy as I am now being single because I will be in the Will of God. And that is a different blog for a different day. 🙂

Beautiful Dirt

I like the song by Gungor, “Beautiful Things”

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

The Bible states man was formed from the dust of the ground (Gen. 2:7a). Unless you are a pedologist (person who studies soil), most of us have little to no interest in dirt. We see it as a nuisance because it requires us to constantly clean. We regard it as nothing more than something on which to walk because it has no value to us.

That was us, nothing but dirt, valueless, purposeless, unattractive, dirt. We were underneath all created beings, creatures, and plant life. That was man before God. When God came down though, things changed. When God breathed into dust, “Man became a living being.”(Gen. 2:7b).That dust was given value, purpose, meaning, beauty, and life. It went from being underneath all creation to ruling over the earth (Gen 1:26).

Without God our lives are like dust. We feel empty and ugly, and wonder what is the point of life, but when God comes and breathes into us, we are filled with love, purpose, and beauty.

Without God, we are dirty and everything we touch is contaminated. It has our own selfish ambitions and self-righteousness smeared all over it. It is coated in pride and ulterior motives. It is tarnished by personal gain and a desire for recognition. However, when God breathes into our lives, he clears away all the dirt and sin and makes us pure in His eyes. He is so phenomenal; He can even take those dirty moments in our lives and use them for His glory.

God’s breath, made the difference. His presence changes everything. Without God we are nothing and have nothing, but when God is in us, we are beautiful for God is a beautiful God. We are giving, and loving, and kind, because God is a giving and loving and kind God. When God is in us we are pure and place others before ourselves, for that is what God did for us.

It was God’s breath that made the difference between dust and man, and it is God in us who makes the difference in our lives.

Oh God, only You can make such beautiful things out of dust.Image

 

Here is a link to the song “Beautiful Things”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is6weMrenls