As I have journeyed this year, through all God is teaching me, the 23rd Psalm has played a central role. Over twenty years ago as a new Christian, I fell in love this Psalm and committed it to memory. I would, and still do, carefully recite it in my head, or aloud, and wonder at…Read more »
I have wanted a pair of purple high-top Chuck Taylor sneakers for a while. Maybe even as long ago as five years. They symbolize a right of passage, moving from the norms and expectations for a “woman of a certain age”, and letting go of the need to please anyone but my Creator and myself. …Read more »
Well, this was once how I felt. God continues working with me on the issue of obedience and submission, and has for many years. I have a very rebellious nature and have had to face this in my walk with the Lord. God’s word equates rebellion to witchcraft, which was quite an eye opener for…Read more »
Remember the feeling you have as a young lover, realizing there is someone who sees you as perfect and perfectly suited to them? This is also the experience you have when God allows you to see yourself through His eyes. He sees you as beautiful, perfect and perfectly suited to be His bride. He shows you all those wonderful and unique things about who He created you to be and how all of this is fulfilled as you become one with Him
We view success as the money we earn, the possessions we acquire, the titles we hold, and the accolades we receive from the world around us. Yet God’s view, opinion, and ways are so far above the ways of man. We struggle to shift from this world view to the Kingdom view of our Father in heaven.
When I feel particularly small and vulnerable, I run to my Papa, knowing I can find rest in His arms. I go to His word and pour over scriptures painting this picture of a loving Father who is always there, kind, gentle, and waiting with open arms.
God pursues us, longing to bring us to a place where we are lain bare, vulnerable, true and honest with Him. No pretense. It is in this place we press in, coming closer to Him, closer to His Heart.