Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
I recite my composition concerning the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One,
With Your glory and Your majesty.
And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness;
And Your right hand shall teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies;
The peoples fall under You.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.
All Your garments are scented with myrrh and aloes and cassia,
Out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your honorable women;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
Listen, O daughter,
Consider and incline your ear;
Forget your own people also, and your father’s house;
So the King will greatly desire your beauty;
Because He is your Lord, worship Him.
And the daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;
The rich among the people will seek your favor.
The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace;
Her clothing is woven with gold.
She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors;
The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You.
With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought;
They shall enter the King’s palace.
Instead of Your fathers shall be Your sons,
Whom You shall make princes in all the earth.
I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations;
Therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever.}
Psalm 45, also called “The wedding song”, celebrates a spectacular royal wedding. Written by the sons of Korah, it describes in great detail a bride and groom on their wedding day. This Psalm not only speaks of the joy of human marriage, but also prophetically describes Jesus’ time on the earth and the church’s role as His bride. Some Bible students think that the sons of Korah sang Psalm 45 when King Solomon married his queen. Others think it was a prophetic oracle of the coming of the Messiah, given to them in a personal worship time.
This psalm can be seen as God’s love letter to His son and His people. God expresses His exhilarated love for them. The King described in the first half of the psalm is said to be the most excellent of men, blessed forever, and clothed with splendor and majesty. “He will ride forth victoriously in the name of truth, humility, and righteousness.” (vs. 4) This perfectly describes Jesus, who reigns in power and magnificence. The Messiah is perfect, full of joy and grace, and is to be highly honored. He is God’s son, in whom He is greatly pleased.
The second half of the psalm calls attention to the Princess, or the bride of Christ. God wants to share with her the secret of catching Jesus’ attention. "Listen, O daughter, Consider and incline your ear;Forget your own people also, and your father’s house;" The bride's people and family represent her identity-- her hopes, dreams, and future. The bride leaves her life and her home to be with the King. Wholehearted abandonment is exactly what He wants. He wants his bride to fall in love with Him, and prefer him over her identity.
I love the picture that Psalm 45 paints--The majesty of the groom, and the pure devotion of the bride. Comparing it to Jesus and the church shows us how to be all that He has called us to be, by abandoning our identity, our plans, and following after him with all that’s within us. All He wants is for us to prefer the voice of the bridegroom over anything else in our lives, and to be completely in love with Him, our Savior.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I'll bless you every day,
and keep it up from now to eternity.
god is magnificent; he can never be praised enough.
There are no boundaries to his greatness.
One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
Your beauty and splendor have everyone talking;
I compose songs on your wonders.
Your marvelous doings are headline news;
I could write a book full of the details of your greatness.
The fame of your goodness spreads across the country;
your righteousness is on everyone's lips.
God is all mercy and grace—
not quick to anger, is rich in love.
God is good to one and all;
everything he does is suffused with grace.
Creation and creatures applaud you, God;
your holy people bless you.
They talk about the glories of your rule,
they exclaim over your splendor,
Letting the world know of your power for good,
the lavish splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is a kingdom eternal;
you never get voted out of office.
God always does what he says,
and is gracious in everything he does.
God gives a hand to those down on their luck,
gives a fresh start to those ready to quit.
All eyes are on you, expectant;
you give them their meals on time.
Generous to a fault,
you lavish your favor on all creatures.
Everything God does is right—
the trademark on all his works is love.
God's there, listening for all who pray,
for all who pray and mean it.
He does what's best for those who fear him—
hears them call out, and saves them.
God sticks by all who love him,
but it's all over for those who don't.
My mouth is filled with God's praise.
Let everything living bless him,
bless his holy name from now to eternity.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I forget the fact that I have friends and a life outside of school.
I start to become literally attached to my computer.
My eyes are tired from reading.
My brain hurts.
I overload on caffeine...
YEP, Its Finals Week!
I have three finals tomorrow, and three on Friday.
After that, I promise I'll be back in the real world!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Did you ever see the movie The Red Balloon?
Its a magical story about a sweet little boy named Pascal, who is befriended by a good-natured, cherry-red helium balloon. It follows him to school, waits for him, and follows him home again.
I must have watched it hundreds of times when I was little.
Just took me back a little bit. :)
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I love the rain.
Its been raining all week
(well, when I say all week, I mean about ten minute downpours a few times each day... its Idaho)
Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
the rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night -
And I love the rain.
Monday, April 27, 2009
But another thing she shared was her heart for the victims of human trafficking.
Roughly 2 to 4 million people are trafficked in and across borders each year.
Children as young as four years old are sold into this terrible crime.
Human trafficking is now a leading source of profits for organized crime, together with drugs and weapons, generating an estimated 9.5 billion dollars per year.
Hearing Christine share this information affected me.
I felt pain for these victims.
It raged a burning anger in my heart that someone would do such a thing to these poor women and children.
It brought tears to my eyes thinking that these people are trapped, alone, and hurt.
It made me want to do something.
The A21 Campaign is committed to abolishing injustice in the 21st Century. Their goal is to raise awareness, take legal action and offer rehabilitation services to rescued victims of human trafficking in order to fight this injustice from a comprehensive approach.
And I support them
I want this brought to a stop. And the A21 campaign is dedicated to take the steps needed to do so.
Check out http://www.thea21campaign.org for more information
maybe i should try this in my room...
a few hundred bags of cotton and some fishing wire, and we're in business!
happy monday :)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
from Serendipity Studios!
I have the pleasure of being one of Candice's senior models this spring and I have to say..
She is amazing!
Candice takes a more urban spin on things,
instead of the same ol boringness you can easily find in other senior pictures.
If you're looking for incredible photography
check out her stuff
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
BUT I'm a lot better today! :)
and I'm excited for this week, it's going to be great!
WHY you may ask?
gcB this wednesday @7pm.
and p. mark francey is continuing the "Doer" series :)
you should come too!!
this Friday and Saturday
is Capital Christian's annual Women's Conference!
w/ guest speaker Christine Caine
from Hillsong Australia
It's going to be awesome!
if you'd like to know more, check out
for info about the church and how to register!
aaand thats pretty much all folks!
so i'll leave you with the pic of the week :)
Thursday, April 16, 2009
"why do your pants have holes in them? maybe you need to find a better store"
"hey lynds, when you grow up, you should be a truck driver, or maybe the ice cream man!"
"I'm a girly girl princess rockstar, but maybe my other job could be a doctor or something"
"ummm I just remembered something. I remembered that I didn't remember underwear today. is that bad?"
"this my baby, derek. he's poopy. he can't come to church."
"You shouldn't eat gingerbread houses because they make you fat. I don't want you to get too big!"
''God is so big, He knows everything. Like how many hairs i have on my head, & even how many boogers i've ever had in my life!'' -ellie lee
oh how I love them!
there's so many more, but these stuck in my head today :)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
(and I can't play piano that great, I know :))
Lord, in my life,
I wanna go higher
I wanna go further.
I wanna go deeper.
I want to fall more in love with You every day.
Help me to live life to the fullest, just like You've called me to do.
and let me be a shining light everywhere I go.
I pray that people will see You in me,
that I would be overflowing with Your presence.
help me to be engaged in the Word,
completely lost in worship,
and remember to talk to You like You're right there with me.
because You are.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
So I thought I'd share it with you :)
in advance, its LoNG.
so if you don't read it all, I'm ok with that
I've had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home my whole life.
I have wonderful God-fearing parents that pray for me and with me constantly :)
& I've had a somewhat sheltered life.
Private schools and online schools were my source of education growing up.
So when I got to my freshman year, I was really excited to go to a public school.
I didn't really know anyone, all my friends were at my church.
So my school friends were pretty much the first people I met.
But those people weren't the best influence on me.
They weren't the partiers or the drinkers, but they were the kids that were all too concerned with what people thought of them.
And even if you don't realize it, the people who you hang out with will have one of the greatest impacts on who you become.
So I started to care.
I really wanted everyone to like me.
I desired a big group of "popular" friends;
to be able to be identified with that crowd.
Another thing I really wanted was perfect grades.
I figured I wouldn't be able to have a good life unless there was nothing but a big A on every assignment I had.
It stressed me out a little bit.
I spent a lot of time on homework
and pretty soon my stress got heavier and harder to deal with.
Around the middle of my freshman year, My family started to go through a tough financial situation.
Things weren't great, money was tight. And I got scared.
I was afraid we would lose our house.
I was worried that my dad would be out of a job for too long.
I didn't know how things would turn around
Money was a security to me.
Part of me felt like there was something I had done wrong.
Wasn't there some way I could have prevented things from happening?
I started getting really worried, to the point of anxiety and panic attacks.
fear is a tough one.
When it grips you, its hard to let it loose.
I was afraid, insecure, and stressed.
I hadn't given up on God, but I seemed to have forgotten that He can make all things work together for good. (Ro 8::28)
I didn't feel like I could control my situation.
One thing I could control was what I ate.
So I didn't eat much.
Part of it was I was too nervous to eat,
and another part was a control thing.
Over the summer things didn't really change, and I entered my sophomore year the same as I had left.
But what I didn't know was God was waiting to have a little chat with me :)
And that time came quickly.
It wasn't away at a conference,
and It wasn't at church camp.
It was an ordinary Sunday morning during worship, and I heard the voice of God
clearer than I had in a while.
and He said
"Lyndsay why are you afraid?"
and I was thinking "well God, I'm afraid of this and this...
I listed my fears.
people not liking me
getting bad grades and not going to a good college
losing control of my life
losing my house...
it went on.
and He said
"But why? Why are you afraid? Don't you know that everything is taken care of?"
and to be honest, I don' think I had realized that.
I had forgotten that my Savior was not going anywhere, and that my fears were not near as big as Him.
So I started to give them to Him.
"God I give you my fears,
God I give you my insecurities,
God I give you my circumstance."
and an amazing scripture that He put on my heart that morning was
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
I began to truly believe that.
A huge burden was gone.
Things were so much better.
God blessed me with amazing school friends that were believers
and my schoolwork seemed so much easier
Even though my family's situation hadn't changed much, I was able to step out in faith
and believe that God had something awesome in store for us.
It was a true act of overcoming.
Because I gave Him my problems and put my trust in Him.
Because He's bigger
and He see's my past, walks with me in the present, and see ahead to things to come.
And now I know that I'm not called to be a worrier,
I'm called to be a warrior :)
And even though I still feel stressed at times, and sometimes my mind wanders into a bit of worry.
The difference is I know exactly how to overcome.
I give it to Him.
He's on my side.
and I know that I am victorious because of Him.
the end :)
Monday, March 9, 2009
I'm so ready for spring (its only 11 days away)
but all I can do is sit here and dream about it
(because the sky has decided to just keep on snowing in March...)
a few of my yellow finds today::
pumps by Charles David
lovely Kate Spade bangles
Olivia Harris slouched hobo
oh Spring, come sooner :)