Kissed the Blarney Stone! It is said that when kissing the stone you are given the ability to “sweet talk” your way in or out of things (like I’m not already good at that). Anyway, was a fun day adventuring around the Blarney Castle. Also saw the Poison Garden which has two herbs that are in Harry Potter (only 2 pics of the plants posted).
Spiritually, I’ve been great too. The Lord just continues to speak to me. And I can’t emphasize how intimate and loving He has been with me.
On this trip I’ve been having insecurity issues like crazy. And if you know me well, you know that’s not too out of the ordinary. But these past few days it’s been pretty severe. Every beautiful, fit or skinny, long haired, amazing complexioned girl that walks by I compare myself. Thinking all these negative thoughts about how I wished I could look like them.
Here’s where our Lord comes in. That very evening, I picked up my bible and started reading. And while I’m reading I subconsciously am looking down at my stomach. And as I’m reading GODS WORD I’m subconsciously thinking “eh, I wish my stomach didn’t hang over so much.” Then I read I a verse and thought “oh, what a good one. I’m going to write that in my journal.” Like a typical person. Not really READING and GRASPING what God might be saying to me. And it wasn’t until after I wrote the verse that I realized what I had just written.
“Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are renewed every day.”
2 Corinthians 4:16
Then it hit me. I was completely missing the promise and comfort God was trying to speak me. And if that wasn’t enough, as I starred at my
stomach the phrase “and you will be given a new body, a heavenly body.” Popped into my head. You think God’s trying to tell me something?
For me, with where I’m at in life, God doesn’t want me to be focusing on my body. Especially when it only fills my mind and heart with vein thoughts and feelings.
Our lives, and this humanly body we are in will NOT last forever. So why waste our time trying to “fit in” with what the world tells us we need to look like. Instead, I want to worry about am I doing what God is calling me to do? And what is that exactly…
“…so whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him.”
2 Corinthians 5
It’s simple. Our lives are to please him. And we please him by sharing the love that he has for his children by telling and showing them what our Lord did on the cross. For you and for me. And to proclaim that. To EVERYONE. So that when he returns we can ALL join him in eternity.
So instead of looking at these beautiful women as someone to compare to or become, I’m going to look at them in their heavenly form. Singing and praising our Lord together, forever. That’s the “body”, I believe, The Lord wants me to care about.