This journey has been twenty plus years so far and I have made it to the other side of the mountain. The valley and hills stretch so far in front of me and it is a beautiful sight. To see the sun, peak up over the mountain tops and remind me that God is the master of creation. I can certainly attest to the patience of God and the overflowing amount of grace He has to offer.
I have been gone from this platform for a while because I just couldn’t figure out how to move, and it is impossible to see the big picture setting on the ground in the forest. Self-pity is crushing to the soul and the robber of joy and a favorite tool of the enemy.
Romans 8: 1-8
1There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.a 2For the law of the Spirit of life has set youb free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin,c he condemned sin in the flesh, 4in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. 8Those who are in the flesh cannot please God
Hear is something I am learning; my testimony is not the things I have gotten through but the things God has given me freedom from and freedom is in my mind so much more powerful. There have certainly been victories and breakthroughs and many layers of forgiveness but it is the deep seeded belief of who I am that God wants me to let Him set free. The Holy Spirit continues to speak to my heart to be brave and trust Him and for the first time I’m getting a different perspective on my future. I will be changing up my focus and moving from the journey to Beautiful You as my approach to this new adventure. I have chosen this new title because God makes beauty from ashes and the process of burning away all the things that have kept me down are the very things He now wants me to use to show others He is able. His invitation to me today is will you be brave and come into the unknown with me? Today He is not waiting for my answer, I’m running to Him and He calls me Beloved!