With eyes wide open to all the lies I have believed throughout my life I am embarking on a new journey. As so many of you know, my heart’s desire is to teach and write about God. I want people to understand how amazing His Word is and how incredible His love, grace, and redemption are. Unfortunately, for so many years of this Christian walk I have been telling people these things while being completely blind to the fact that they apply to me as well. Sure, I understood, cognitively, that they were all true, but FEELING those things was foreign to me.
A few weeks ago I was sitting on my back porch in tears and prayer, telling Him all the good I hoped for my eldest son, talking to Him about how deeply I love him and He said to me, “You think I don’t love you like that?” I bawled. At that moment I was overwhelmed by His love for me. To know the love I was feeling for my eldest son at that very instant and then have God tell me His love for me is even greater than that, well, it was incredible. Did you know He loves you like that? Did you know He wants the same kind of good and greatness for you that you want for your kids? Maybe you have known this all along, but have you allowed yourself to bask in it, to feel it wash over you?
With eyes wide open to the plethora of false thoughts in my mind, I am stepping out in faith to start a new ministry that will hopefully allow me to share my story and point people to the ONE who can heal every hurt, redeem every bit of brokenness, and restore the years the locusts have eaten. That’s a bold adventure and I can’t wait to share it all with you in the very near future. But for now, open your eyes, dear one, and see what the Lord has in store for you, open your hearts and feel His great love, and above all praise Him because He is oh so worthy of it!