"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
God's Love Cry:
The calling of the heart, pulling on her heartstrings for years and years.
Wanting to be lost in love with Christ.
Oh, the tears of fear.
Desiring to be enveloped in His precious arms of strength.
Dreaming to be cut from the same cloth of the Cross of Love.
The gnawing desire sparked a fire within her fractured life.
His love started to weave through her longing and looking.
"There has to be more to life." was the cry of her heart.
God started moving a wounded-hearted girl.
She saw and felt rawness and newness and aliveness all mixed within.
Love-saturating purpose started to flourish in her life once again.
"Be still and Know," God tenderly whispered in her ear.
"You, my beloved, I love you so, My dear."
Today, I leave for the She Speaks Conference in Concord, NC. The flowing anticipation has captured my thoughts reflecting back in a time of the timid, shy, and still uncertain God's Girl who walked the halls last year. During the steps of searching, the continued doubts and daggers still hampered my hearts cry of wanting to serve and grow in God's placement of purpose. Why?
But God, how magnificent He is. My reflection saturates my soul as the movie reel of life plays out the past year.
The Holy Spirit movement that flowed in and out of me.
God has blossomed "his girl" in a way I never anticipated.
Deepest heart healing stilled the storm within and set free a crippled spirit.
I have learned to press on through the doubt and distractions that seeped into me.
God taught me, in disappointment, to laugh at fear.
My faith-walk washes away my tears.
The magnifying glass view of my purpose shines brightly over and over again.
Friends, we all have a God placed purpose given to us before birth. "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." Jeremiah 1:5. You are set apart, appointed and anointed by our Creator. His love-plan of purpose is like no other. Reach for Him who knows you best and let Him set you free. He loves you, deeply. Step out, Girls, and let God use "ordinary girls" for His extraordinary purpose.
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