Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Divine Design

Added after the fact:
Randomness Warning
My sweet hubbie called me a little while ago and said, "I read your blog." I replied, "You did? What dja think? In the sweetest way possible, he responded, "It...was.. alright." So by now I am just ready for him to spit it out. I say, "What was wrong with it." His reply, "It was alright." Now, you must know that Jamie likes to kid around and play pranks a lot, but he wouldn't hurt the feelings of a flea for anything. So, I know he is just trying to be nice. He finally spit it out and told me that it was just hard to follow. Well, I did have to tell him that I posted the darn thing at 1:40 this morning while he was drooling all over his pillow. Anyway, these are my thoughts, maybe they do not make much sense. Believe it or not they don't to me sometimes either and when I write them down they seem to make more sense. This time they are just random.

In my quest to watch only things lighthearted, I watch mostly HGTV and Food Network (lest we forget Toy Story). One show on HGTV that I watch from time to time is Divine Design with Candice Olsen. Man, she is good. Every single detail of the design of a room is planned to perfection. Even the most minute details are thought about and add to the design of the room. Just the right throw pillow to provide a little contrast...just the right everything. Then abracadabra, a beautifully designed room for all the world to see.
Divine Design...
What's in a name? Divine means proceeding directly for God. Design means intend or have as a purpose or plan. So divine design is a plan intended with a purpose proceeding directly from God.
Not really sure why, but that word divine has been floating around in my head for the last two or three days. What could be the purpose for that? Don't really know!! So when I sat down to blog, mind you the sweeties were playing ball in the house because it was just too hot to play outside, the show Divine Design was the first thing that came to my mind. Now it is a completely new day or two and I am sitting in bed next to my slumbering better half, giving this subject a little more thought.
What does it mean that we are all divinely designed? On a side note, when I think of divine, I also think of a really decadent desert. Does that mean that God planned the said desert? Could be...
I know that this earth and all of its inhabitants are part of a divine design. Genesis gives us this information. That means that you, me, and yes, even those people we can only take in small doses and sometimes no doses at all are part of a greater plan...a divine design.
I know as surely as I sit here and as surely as my hubbie slumbers (and snores occasionally) my little man that I am missing with a vengeance tonight is a part of that divine design. His kidneys were not a mistake. He was not a mistake. His little 4lb 7oz body was divinely designed. It was broken here on earth, but it no longer is. Some days I just toss up my hands and say Not my will my Yours Lord, because I do not know what else to say. Possibly, I do not know what else to say because those are the exact words He wants to hear from me.
Colossians 1:15-20
15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Colossians 2:9-10
9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

Even when we do not understand, it is part of a divine design. One we will be privy to one day.
Much love,


  1. I like your hubby :-). I also love Divine Design. One day it will all make sense. My husband always says we will never understand the mind of God in this life, we just have to wait to understand it by and by.

  2. I love that Colossians 1:15-20 scripture, I've never seen that one before and I have to say its a fast new favorite for me so thank you for sharing that! I love divine design too but I never really gave the name much thought until now. But you are so right, one day it will all be clear. One day God himself will show us that our suffering was not in vain. (((HUGS)))

  3. I love how the boys try to diplomatically share their thoughts!! John says stuff like, "I don't know that people always know how to take you."

    Umm...what's THAT supposed to mean? :)

    I understand things feeling random--at least thoughts and putting them down!! I feel like I have a gajillion things going on in my head and sometimes I can get them out in writing and they make sense to others and sometimes they only make sense to me. And sometimes not even to me!!

  4. Jennifer,
    I enjoyed your post and did not have any trouble following your thought process. Personally, I found it to be very always! Keep up the great post - they are a tremendous help to more people than you may ever realize!
    Love Ya,