{Flicka} :: Beautiful Girl

 I know that you are beautiful to behold. {Genesis 12:11 amp}

One of my favorite movies of all times is Flicka.  A captivating story about a pretty girl named Katy returning home from boarding school during a holiday break. She is a Daddy’s girl.  Her Dad is driving her home from school in his truck and they have a peaceful conversation as she falls asleep from the long ride home.   Her Mom then looks out the window and sees that her daughter has come home and rushes out to the truck to wake her with a kiss.  The family lives on a horse ranch. Their daughter Katy would much rather be riding a horse than anything else under the sun.  She wakes up early the next morning before sunrise to take a ride on her horse.  She sets out on a journey and embraces the nature all around her.  She loves riding and being free.  During her adventure she glances over and notices a mountain lion and realizes she is in danger, her horse is spooked and runs away.  She is then saved by a gorgeous wild mustang that she later names Flicka.

Katy began to train Flicka and was eventually able to ride her bareback.  This wild mustang that was accustomed to running wild and free without a rider had learned to be broken and allow her to ride freely without limitations.

I have many favorite scenes in this movie and I do not want to give the whole movie away if you have not seen it yet.  So I will stop at just the beginning and allow you a chance to view the movie for yourself.

What has been stirring in my heart is the meaning of the word Flicka.  One of the ranch workers on the movie mentions the name and says it means a beautiful girl.  I looked it up today and this is some of the meanings of this Swedish name Flicka: a real pretty and genuine girl, someone’s daughter, beyond a beautiful girl, a horse.  Dictionary gives the definition of a peaceful ruler.

Urban Dictionary gives this response: Flicka is someone that is good to others because she wants to be, not because she was told to.  Someone that always prefers peace to war.  Someone that would never lie to you, even if it hurts her.  Someone who is fair and just with everyone, not just people who love her.  A girl who embraces her destiny and fights for what is right. This is a girl who owns a sword, but only uses it when she has to, protecting others.

I love that!  A girl who embraces her destiny and fights for what is right!  We have been given a sword, the word of God, that pierces through the lies and brings truth and revelation to everything.

God has laid this on my heart to share with you today.  First of all, He wants you to know how beautiful you are.  Each and every one of you are beautiful to behold.  You have your own special features and uniqueness that simply shines beautifully for God.  He created and designed you intricately and formed and fashioned you inside the womb.  He enjoyed the designing process of making you.

Imagine His artistry hands as He was adding feature after feature. Our senses are a beautiful thing.  Just to think what He was thinking when He created you. Oooh, I want her lips to be just this way and as He touched your lips He thought, she can smile in such a way that brings me such delight.  He hand carved your nose and shaped it just so perfectly so that you can smell the delightful flowers and fragrances that He has blooming daily for you.  He hand painted your delicate eyes with such beauty and creative hues of color. Those eyes can see the beauty of His creation and ultimately see Him. He loved fashioning your ears and ear lobes and was so joyous that one day soon you would be able to tune in and hear His voice speaking lovingly to you in so many ways.  As well as hearing all the magnificent sounds displayed daily for your enjoyment.  Your vocal cords and mouth, oh He so joyously hand picked and chose a voice just especially for you that suits you and brings sweet melodies to His ears when you sing out, speak and even whisper.

You, beautiful one, He delights in you.  You are one of a kind.  You are His masterpiece that He hand crafted and designed detail upon detail.  You captured His heart.  Your beauty captivates Him.  He has been pursuing you from the moment you were created, even before you were born. 

He especially enjoyed the making and creating of your heart.  He placed the rhythm of your heartbeat, and all the passion, compassion and attributes that He lovingly placed inside of you.  For you to embrace.  Embrace His creation of YOU!  Beautiful Girl!

He longs for you to see your beauty.  The way that He sees you.  As you look into the mirror, He hopes that you no longer see flaws, distortion or mistakes.  He hopes that you will see captivating radiant beauty.  From the inside out.

 Do not let your beauty come from the outside.  It should not be the way you comb your hair or the wearing of gold or the wearing of fine clothes.  Your beauty should come from the inside.  It should come from the heart.  This is the kind that lasts.  Your beauty should be a gentle and quiet spirit. In God’s sight this is of great worth and no amount of money can buy it. {1 Peter 3:3-4 NLV}

May He speak lovingly to you each and everyday.  May your ears that He designed be fine tuned to hear His voice and His love over you and that the other voices will be drowned out and sink to the bottom of the sea.  No more to be thought of or believed again.  May your eyes be opened so that He can reveal Himself to you in a whole new way.

His desire is for you.  The essence of your being- simply you- the way that He designed you. To shine bright and beautifully for Him so that when others see you, they say hey, something is different about you.  You have a new sparkle in your eyes. A special glow about you that I admire and I want to know how to glow like that.

This opens up the doors for you to tell them how beautiful they are and how God created and designed them to shine and glow just like you. You can be a starlight for Him.  Shining brightly in the darkness.  They can reach up, reach out and receive His brightness and salvation too.

Then the King will desire your beauty.  Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him. {Psalm 45:11}

I too, like the girl on the movie Flicka love riding horses.  My dream is to one day own a horse and be able to ride freely on an open range.  I got a little taste of that last week when I went on a trail ride at Austin Ranch in Grapevine.  This trail ride was different from the rides I have had in the past because it  was just 2 of us. The horse wrangler Katy riding her horse Red, and myself riding a beautiful brown horse named Sugar.  We rode up through the ravines and in through the wilderness and I felt myself imagining being out on open range and riding wild and free. My imagination and inspiration was running freely.  I let Sugar be in control and I was just along for the ride.  I let her reins rest freely on the saddle horn and I just let her do what she loves best.  She would graze on the grass, sometimes get right up on the tail of Red she followed so closely behind I even asked, is she supposed to get this close? She chose to start galloping at times and I just let her be.  I so loved the ride on Sugar!

What is it that brings out the dreams, inspiration and imagination in you? Take an adventure today, even if its just in your thoughts and imagination.  Go there with God.  Can you see yourself as beautiful?  Or have the lies that have been spewed at you from your past about your looks or how others see you given you a distorted view when you look in the mirror? Are you willing to give all those over to God and see yourself the way He created you?

Beautiful One, if you are ready to embrace the truth of how He sees you; can you join me in doing something with me this week… write on your bathroom mirror with lipstick the words… BEAUTIFUL GIRL… so that every time you see yourself in the mirror you will hear God’s words speaking over you.  Truly believe that you are BEAUTIFUL. You are His Flicka, His daughter, His Beautiful little girl.

My Little Girl by Tim McGraw

Gotta hold on easy as I let you go.
 Gonna tell you how much I love you, though you think you already know.
 I remember I thought you looked like an angel wrapped in pink so soft and warm. 
You’ve had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born.

You’re beautiful baby from the outside in.
 Chase your dreams but always know the road that’ll lead you home again.
Go on, take on this whole world.
 But to me you know you’ll always be, my little girl.

 When you were in trouble that crooked little smile could melt my heart of stone.
 Now look at you, I’ve turned around and you’ve almost grown.
 Sometimes you’re asleep I whisper “I Love You!” in the moonlight at your door. 
As I walk away, I hear you say, “Daddy Love You More!” Someday, some boy will come and ask me for your hand. 
But I won’t say “yes” to him unless I know, he’s the half
That makes you whole, he has a poet’s soul, and the heart of a man’s man. 
I know he’ll say that he’s in love.

 You’re beautiful baby from the outside in.
 Chase your dreams but always know the road that’ll lead you home again.
 Go on, take on this whole world.
 But to me you know you’ll always be, my little girl. 

Written by Salina Duffy

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