Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Jesus Freak"

Before I started school at The Naz, I always referred to the students as "Jesus Freaks"
I mean come on!
Chapel three times a week and Church?!

Now I go to school at The Naz.
I am not religious.
I do not attend Church.
I don't call myself a Christian.
I do believe in God.
I do pray.

Right now, I am in a class where we study the Bible.
I did not own a Bible before this class.
I went to our local Gospel Supply shop and bought this.
(only mine was 44.99...whattt!?)

I love this thing!
It is so much different than any other Bible I have seen...I will show you the inside one day.

Anyways...on with my point.
As I am reading Genesis I see this:

Find a quiet place where you won't be interrupted. Light a few candles--enough that you can read what follows.

Read Genesis 1:26-27. Several Times. Out loud. Emphasize different words. Savor the feel of truth rolling around your mouth. Hear it drift into the shadows as you speak.

You are wonderously made.
Deliberately Made.
Not a creature of coincidence.
Not a random consequence.
Crafted by God.
Crafted for a purpose, a promise.
A gift not to be squandered.
Or cheapened.
Or tossed aside by other...or yourself.
Loved in a way that cannot be ignored.
Loved with a passion that inspires a response.
How will you respond to God's love?
Embrace it? Reject it?
Either way, it's a response.
Respond now...right now.
With words...or tears...or laughter.
Soak in God's love. Open your hands, you heart, to it.
You were made for it.

&Just so you have the verse and don't have to go finding it, here it is :

Genesis 1:26-27

New Living Translation (NLT)
 26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
 27 So God created human beings in his own image.
      In the image of God he created them;
      male and female he created them.

Just remember how amazing you are and that you have a purpose.
xoxo Meghan

ps. I am scheduling this for the time I will be in Chapel, I felt like that was the next best thing to getting this hot off the press ;)


Brittany said...

i LOVE your new blog design! it's so cute!! :)
also, wow thank you for sharing that Bible verse and what your Bible said! I needed to hear/read that reminder AGAIN! we are wonderfully made sister!

I am currently reading the book of numbers with a friend. we began with genesis back in october maybe?

p.s. may i add your button to my blog?

Meghan said...

Thanks so much for reading! I know! That little excerpt and verse are perfect! I read it aloud with my BFF and we both looked at each other and just said does not get any more true!

I would LOVE for you to put my button on your blog..I am sending you an email right now!


Brittany said...

yw! :) hahha i agree! TRUTH! God loves us! he made us!
i replied to your email just now.

Catherine said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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Katie said...

This is beautiful! I haven't opened my Bible in over two years. This is motivating me to check it out again.

New follower :)

Meghan said...

Thanks Katie and Catherine!

I am SO happy you stopped by my blog and are now following!


Chandra MoMoMod said...

Congrats on the new bible! I love the reminder and the scripture was just perfect. I love God's Word and desire to be more like Him everyday.

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Meghan said...

Thanks Chandra!
I have been reading that over and over for weeks now and decided to share it on here :)