"Lord, You have examined me, and know all about me,
You know when I sit down and when I get up.
You know my thoughts before I think them.
You know where I go and where I lie.
You know everything I do.
Lord, even before i say a word, You already know it..
You made my whole being;
You formed me in my mother's womb.
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
What You have done is wonderful.
I know this very well.
You saw my bones being formed as I took shape in my mother's body."
Wow... Pretty intense stuff. While this may seem a little odd on a recipe/fitness site, it was something I have wanted to talk about for a long time, and tonight was the time!
I'd like to focus on this particular part: "I am fearfully and wonderfully made"
God made us, each and every one of us - the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Master of the universe created my body (and yours), in His perfect vision. Does that mean we are all a size 00? No! Does it mean we all have long flowing wavy trestles and glowing bronze skin? No! It means God created us in a beautifully unique way. His Way.
God knows what our body should look like, only He truly knows because He is the one who created us. How foolish of me to try and go against His perfect will. It will only lead to problems.
While this is much much much easier said (or typed) than done, it is definitely something to think about.
I pray that Jesus will guide me (and anyone else who may need this guidance) in listening to my body. Truly listening to what God wants for it. I pray that every day I will treat my body, mind and soul in the way God would want His temple of the Holy Spirit (which each and every one of our bodies are) treated. Only then will my body be able to do all God has planned for it - and how amazing those plans are! Lord, please help us all to accept and love ourselves the way You always have and always will.