Friday, March 10, 2006

Spring is coming...

I finished "Captivating" (by John & Stasi Eldredge) this morning. It seems like it has been awhile since I've been so profoundly provoked by a book. I was literally amazed with each page - that I was hearing something new, something that I certainly hadn't believed about myself...at least until that point. I have prayed through the book, asking God to show me if it is true!

It said that I am a woman, an image bearer of God, the Crown of Creation! I was chosen before time and space, and am wholly and dearly loved. It said that I am sought after, pursued, romanced, the passionate desire of Jesus!! It told me that I was made uniquely feminine, for His purposes, to invite others to know Him, just by being this 'female' that He made.

Note: Now don't get me wrong, I've always believed this about YOU! I know how He feels about you! I just couldn't get that He felt that way about me too!

The book challenged me to find that female within me! I certainly don't feel very feminine. Oh! But I want to!! I want to discover that 'love affair' with the Lord. (you know, the one I didn't get in a husband - refer to yesterday's post!)

Through the process of reading and praying, asking God to show me that woman He loves, to prove to me that I have something beautiful to offer.. He began showing me. And my heart has changed, just a hint of transition on the outside, maybe not even observable - but certainly, most definitely there on the inside. I feel different. The world appears more colorful. It is as if spring is coming and something is about to bloom - ME!

3 comments:

Peach said...

I'm so glad God is affirming what I've always seen in you. You are a beautiful, precious woman. God has gifted you in incredible ways, and I pray alongside you that we will both have that intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father. I sure miss you, but this is a delightful way to stay connected!

Jennifer said...

that sounds so lovely....take me with you.....

Heidi said...

Welcome, Tennessee. We look forward to getting to know you better... ah, a friend of Peach I see. She is a good woman, and I'm sure she picks groovy friends.