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A Reflection of Glory

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God;

the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

         I am in my back yard this morning. I watching my 1 1/2 year old son playing. He is in and out of his little wading pool. He is having the best time. We have been at this for about 30 minutes. I am ready to go in. I have a list of things going through my mind: laundry to be done, errands to run. I need a shower. I am gently reminded of the book I have been reading. A Million Little Ways byEmily P. Freeman. In it I have been reading how we are created to glorify God in a million little ways. And that everything is created to reveal God's glory. She reminded me to take time and to stop and be aware of life around me. So I sit down on the brick steps and just soak in Gods glory around me.        My son laughs and splashes around. The water droplets make designs on the concrete porch. He picks up sticks and leaves and adds them to his pool. He loves the way the st…
“...In quiet and trust is your strength..” Isaiah 30:15 (NIV)
We have all been there. We have either seen it or we have experienced it first hand. A toddler tantrum. This is my life right now. I tell him “no”. To “wait”. That its “not time to go yet”. He insist that we do whatever he wants right now. He lays in the floor and hits the floor with his little hand. He throws the toy he is holding. He is red in the face and crying loudly wanting me to hear his plea. He thinks in his little 19 month old mind that he knows what's best. I am reminded that this is where my walk with the Lord is most of the time. I pray. I wait. Nothing happens. I began to throw a tantrum in my own way. I get angry. I sulk. I skip my quiet time with God because I can't believe that I haven't gotten the answer yet. Its unbelievable I know. I am a grown woman. But I have to ask myself ...How much have a grown in my relationship with the Lord? This is a good area to measure that growth in. Isaiah 30:15 …
“I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.”          1 Corinthians 4:3-5 I find these verses very intriguing in the light of what God has been teaching me the last few weeks.  It has been brought to my heart that I have not been seeing myself for who God sees me to be.  Results of that in my life have been low self esteem, seeking approval of others and therefore, judging others and looking on them in the same way I was judging and looking at myself. You see, when we see ourselves as God sees us (if you are a born again believer) then the bible tells us these truths… God sees us as holy , blameless and without blemish. He …
Passion for the Hurting      
Passion: a noun meaning a strong and barely controllable emotion.
What are you passionate about? I believe the area that you are most passionate about is an area that God can use you far beyond anything else. So , what are you most passionate about? What gets you fired up? What keeps you awake at night?
When I was thinking about this I thought, “I know exactly what my passion is!” I have a deep passion for hurting women. And the only way I can describe it is to share the reason why. My testimony.
It has been a little over a decade ago that my life would be forever changed. The dreams I had. The plans I had made. All that I thought I would become. Shattered by one word. DIVORCE. This was far beyond anything I thought this good little christian girl would ever see. I grew up in a wonderful Christian home. I have always had the best parents a girl could ask for . Grew up in a wonderful church and asked Jesus to be the LORD of my life at eight years old. Divor…