X-Men, Modesty, & Reasons to talk to yourself.

Hey you guys! Thanks to everyone that continues to read my blog and comment on ways to change and improve, even when I’m slacking. I definitely appreciate it. Well, it’s the summer and there were many options as to how I’d spend this one but it’s looking like God will have me home. I’m working two jobs a again and I’m really trying to glorify Him in the way I work.

Last night was the first time I’ve spent alone with my moms is about 3 wks. You may think, oh that’s not bad, but I live ten minutes away. My busyness definitely interferes with my family time and I’m changing that as we speak…Well i guess as I type and you read. Last night we went see X-Men. We love Marvel. It’s kinda cute. The movie was legit. Hugh Jackman is just gorgeous.

I’ve decided to start a blog solely about modesty. The purpose of this blog is to interview Christian women, get their input on modesty, and allow them to express that through video or photography. My friends vary in so many ways so I’m super excited to get all of their ideas in one place and show young women that modesty doesn’t take from creativity or personality. In fact, being able to implement your own Ideas and likes in the way you dress while respecting the temple God granted you is admirable. I think I’ll post my first entry on that blog by June 1st. be looking out and give suggestions throughout the week!

Reasons to talk to yourself…well I can give a few that mean absolutely nothing but I’m going to go ahead and give you scripture. I read Psalm 42 a couple of weeks ago, it says,

As a deer pants for flowing streams,
    so pants my soul for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God,
    for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food
    day and night,
while they say to me all the day long,
    “Where is your God?”
These things I remember,
    as I pour out my soul:
how I would go with the throng
    and lead them in procession to the house of God
with glad shouts and songs of praise,
    a multitude keeping festival.

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my salvatio and my God.

My soul is cast down within me;
    therefore I remember you
from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,
    from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
    at the roar of your waterfalls;
all your breakers and your waves
    have gone over me.
By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,
    and at night his song is with me,
    a prayer to the God of my life.
I say to God, my rock:
    “Why have you forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning
    because of the oppression of the enemy?”
10 As with a deadly wound in my bones,
    my adversaries taunt me,
while they say to me all the day long,
    “Where is your God?”

11 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my salvation and my God.

I bolded verses 5 and 11 specifically because in these verses we find the Psalmist talking to himself. He asks his soul, and very simply might I add, why are you cast down? Why are you hurting? I find myself doing that so often y’all it’s almost scary. I was telling my Bible study group that it has been established that I talk to myself a lot more than other people. I spend a lot of time alone. Most of my closest friends aren’t always that close, so I find myself confiding in myself. Well here, the Psalmist didn’t just stop at questioning his hurt, he followed it with a command to hope in God because then and only then will that lead to praise. That has been really encouraging for me lately. It’d be selfish for me not to share. We can definitely question ourselves and the state of our own hearts, it helps to understand pain and its root but we MUST remind ourselves that the hope we have in Christ covers all and deserves recognition. He deserves praise.

So, X-Men was good, modesty is good, our God, well He pretty much trumps both of those.