Because He Loves You

I can't take credit for the below writing, but I had to absolutely share it! I am a member of Prayerful Bloggers. I follow their blog and am part of their private Facebook page. It's a really wonderful group of women that are there to support one another. Emily posted today about loving you for you, how you are, how God created you. A friend of her's in college gave her a poem, Because... and she's kept it ever since. It's a compilation of Bible passages and it is beautiful!

I'm not one to talk about the Bible. I've never read it all the way through. I've read part of it from being in church and going to Catholic school for three years. It's been a goal I've made several times, but have still never picked it up. I can't say that I go to church on a regular basis. I'm a Chreaster - someone who goes for Christmas and Easter only. My family and I used to give those people a hard time for taking up all of the seats in mass, but now I'm one of them.

For this reason I joined Prayerful Bloggers. I wanted to grow in my faith and become more connected with faith-ful {if that isn't a word, then it is now :)} people. It's posts like Emily's {here} that make me glad that I did join. It's a wonderful group and I definitely recommend it if you're at all interested. Without further ado, here is the beautiful poem that Emily so kindly shared with us today!


I made her.  She is different.  She's unique.
With love I formed her in her mother's womb.
I fashioned her with great joy.
I remember, with great pleasure, the day I created her.
(Psalms 139:16)

I love her smile.  I love her ways.  I love to hear her laugh.
And the silly things she says and does.
She brings Me great pleasures.
This is how I made her.
(Psalms 139:17)

I made her pretty and not beautiful, because I knew her heart and I knew she would be vain.
I wanted her to search out her heart and to learn that it would be Me in her that would make her beautiful.
And it would be Me in her that would draw friends to her.
(1 Peter 3:3-5)

I made her in such a way that she would need Me.
I made her a little more lonesome than she would like to be.
Only because I want her to learn and depend on Me.
I know her heart.
I know if I had not made her like this she would go her own chosen way and forget Me, her Creator.
(Psalms 62:5-8)

I have given her many good and happy things, because I love her.
(Psalms 84:11 and Romans 8:32)

Because I love her.
I have seen her broken heart and the tears she's cried alone.
I have cried with her and had a broken heart, too.
(Psalms 56:6)

Many times she has stumbled and fallen alone, only because she would not hold My Hand.
So many lessons she's learned the hard way because she would not listen to my voice.
(Isaiah 53:6)

So many times I have set back and sadly watched her go her merry way alone, only to watch her return to My arms.
Sad and broken
(Isaiah 66:2)

An now she is Mine again.
I made her and then I bought her.
Because I love her.
(Romans 5:8)

I have to reshape and remind her.
To renew her to what I had planned for her to be.
It has not been easy for her or for Me.
(Jeremiah 29:11)

I want her to be conformed to My image.
This high goal I have set for her.
Because I love her.
(II Corinthians 2:14)

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