I pulled out my book “Captivating” and the Lord really spoke to my heart. This is for you my girls :) Remember your value and the “masterpiece” you ARE ;)
When we read the story of Adam and Eve we learn a lot about women and their role through Eve. She was the final, astounding work of God. She filled a place in the world that no one else can fill. As I keep reading I began to understand myself as a woman and the longings and desires of my heart started to make sense through Eve. God gave us Eve because He wanted to reveal something about himself. We are very different from men in that we tend to care more about relationships than anything else. We define ourselves by our relationships and the quality we deem those relationships to have. “I am a mother, daughter, sister, friend…or I am alone, I’m not seeing anyone right now, or my children aren’t calling.” Does any of this sound familiar? It is so easy and of our nature to be plagued by loneliness and if we aren’t pleased by our relationships we are affected from the inside out. The definition we place upon relationships tells us a lot about God. The vast desire a woman has for intimate relationships tells us of God’s vast desire for intimate relationships. This may be the most important thing we will ever learn about God- He yearns for a relationship with us.
“Now this is eternal life; that they may know you, the only true God.” -John 17:3
The bible is God’s love story for us. He cares so much about us and has a tender heart. He longs to share a life of beauty, intimacy, and adventure with us. “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” -Jer. 31:3
One thing we can learn from ourselves as women is God wants to be loved; to be a priority to someone. Can you hear God saying “Why won’t you choose me?” He says we will find Him if we seek Him with ALL of our heart – Jer 29:13. In other words this means “Look for me, pursue me- I want you to pursue me.” God waits to be wanted. Do you feel these same feelings? A woman longs to be sought after, too, with the whole heart of her pursuer. To be desired. Sometimes people look at these feelings as a weakness or insecurity on the part of a woman but that deep yearning to be desired is the same way God feels. So when you find yourself feeling lonely or desiring to be sought after, know that God desires this from you!
So when God created Eve he endowed women with certain qualities that are essential to relationship, qualities that speak of God…tender and inviting; intimate and alluring; fiercely devoted; passionate; romantic heart; she embodies mercy.
The novel Wild at Heart states “The reason a woman wants a beauty to unveil, the reason she asks, Do you delight in me? is simply that God does as well. God is captivating beauty. As David prays, “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek…that I may…gaze upon the beauty of the Lord” Psalm 27:4. Can there be any doubt that God wants to be worshipped? That He wants to be seen, and for us to be captivated by what we see?”
May God strengthen your heart and know that every one of you are a beautiful creation of God! You are His Masterpiece!! =)