Guest Post -- I love you to the Moon.

Hi! My name is Amber and I blog over at www.bebebirdbeck.blogspot.com. :]

Sweet Rylie asked me to blog either about what God has been teaching me lately or my “lovely” tattoo, while she is away on vacation! I thought it was really pretty neat, because both of those go hand in hand for me.

I got the word "lovely" on the inside of my right forearm several years ago. This tattoo means so much to me and every time I look at it my heart still swells. My God has called me lovely. There was a point in my life that I definitely did not love myself. I probably didn't even like one thing about myself. I was not in a good place at all, and I felt there was no way I was pleasing to God. I was a leader in my youth group at the time and we were having a speaker come to the church and anoint the leaders. One by one we came and kneeled on the stage and every elder of the church and a special speaker came to speak over us. It was a huge time of restoration and healing for me. One thing that came out of everyone’s mouth is, "You are lovely. You have been called Lovely." The past few weeks every time I flipped open my Bible, I heard "Lovely one..." so soft and so so sweet. The entire night I felt God calling me lovely so strongly. Whispering it to me, and then in almost all of the prophesies He called me lovely. It was so beautiful. Once I heard this from the mouths of so many people I loved and looked up to, my heart was flooded. I couldn't stop the tears. God is so good and he delights in me! He finds me lovely. I got the tattoo the next week.

Now several years later, I am still being reassured by my Father in the same sweet way. He still calls me lovely, when I seek His face. He still lets me know just how much He delights in me. He finds me delightful!? Amazing. I please Him, I make His heart beat faster?? So good. Thinking about that makes me wanna dance. I don’t know why in the world He loves me like He does, but oh, I am so thankful He does.

His love is the most beautiful thing in the world, and I LOVE that He makes sure to let me know just how much of it He has for me.

On days that I don’t feel especially great, I read this scripture and I can hear Him whisper it so sweetly still.

“Your love delights me, my treasure, my bride.” Song of Solomon 4:10

The whole theme of my left arm sleeve is this. He delights in me. I am His treasure, His bride. I make Him happy.

I don’t think that is something I will ever not need to hear. I need to be reminded that I can’t find my worth in anything else. My worth is in Him alone. Sometimes I let this world wear me down, I feel defeated, and unworthy of love, especially a love so great. In those times, He is always whispering “You are lovely. So so lovely.


A girl with a smile said...

Thank you for sharing this story! love it.

Amylou said...

So so beautiful!
I'm so glad that God loves us unfailingly.

Vivienne said...

thank you for sharing, this is something i am currently struggling with x

reminds me of that song by Kim Walker: 'no one ever hears the way He says my name, He calls me lovely...no one ever sees, the way He looks at me, He sees me holy...the earth could never holds, to love that burns my soul, heaven holds me.'

also see her testimony on my blog if you'd like http://lovexevol.blogspot.com/2011/06/x-kim-walker-x.html


Kara @ Just1Step said...

Very sweet. :)

SavedthruLove said...

such a beautiful post. I know that GOD considers his children more precious than GOLD. I just pray that it becomes easier for me to know that the same truth is mine as well. Each and every second of each and every day.

Love your post!!



chrissy said...

this blog is lovely! found it via 'freckled nest'. happy to be a new follower.