Sunday, May 15, 2011
Today, I’m referencing the Bible verses from my story for Spring Break for the Christian Woman’s Soul. I shared my personal journey of love, healing and forgiveness. A magnificent day of healing!
2nd Timothy 4:16-17 That at my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them. The Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me.
Neglected by my birth mother, I was left alone. I pray for mercy upon her for the choices she made. My Heavenly Father came to me, stood beside me and held me giving me strength in mind, body and soul. He knew His plan for me. My voice has no longer been silenced.
Ephesians 4:14-15 We should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head --- Christ.
By the age 9 months, I had 3 mothers. Each had their own beliefs. The Lord taught me true love and my beliefs in Him.
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Psalms 34:17-18 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart and saves the crushed in spirit.
I cried and He heard. I am a survivor by choice because I chose to hear Him. I was shattered and He saved me.
I Corinthians 13 4-7 Love suffers long and is kind, love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up, does not seek , it’s won, is not provoked, thinks no evil, does not rejoice in iniquity but rejoices in the truth, bears all things, believes all things; hopes all things and endures all things.
My parents pulled on my arms and God tugged at my heart. I had exposure to both sides of these lessons.
Psalms 27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me.
The Lord did not turn His back on me. I owe my life to Him.
Psalms 142 I cry out to the Lord with my voice. With my voice to the Lord I make my supplication. I pour out my complaint before Him. I declare before Him my trouble. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me. Then You knew my path in the way in which I walk. They have secretly set a snare for me. Look on my right hand and see. For there is no one who acknowledges me. Refuge has failed me. No one cares for my soul. I cried out to You, O Lord. I said, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living. Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low. Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name. The righteous shall surround me; for You shall deal bountifully with me.”
Dear Heavenly Father. I cried in silence and You heard me. I reached out to touch someone when no one was there and You took my hand. I hurt and You soothed my wounds. Even through the tears and the loneliness and shattered existence, if given an opportunity to change my past, to grow up in a different life, I would not change it. Because my past does not define my present. Who am I? I am your child. I have not always listened, but You still spoke. You knew Your plan for me and when I walked away, You taught me patience. You became persistent, I am thankful – I am blessed. In Your name I pray . Amen