Healing Hurts…

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For some time now, the Holy Spirit has constantly whispered the words, “healing hurts” to my spirit. I heard it but it never really hit until I was faced with the depth and reality of these two powerful words. These two words can be filled with stories, pain, and more. The authenticity never hits until the story officially begins.

The past week for me has been interesting to say the least but good. Last Thursday morning I was rushed to the ER for an uncomfortable but not life threatening medical issue. After the nurses and doctors did what they could, I was later sent to an ENT who resolved the issue hours later. The following day, I was scheduled to have oral surgery and it has been a journey ever since. Thursday alone was a lesson for me. It truly taught me that there’s a process for healing and to get healing. Although healing is in store, you have to trust God and understand each phase and purpose of the  process.

The song, “Pretty Hurts” by Beyonce probably came to your mind reading this. That’s one song that came to mine. Beyonce talks about the struggles one must go through to achieve this level of beauty. The problem is the level of beauty that the individual goes through is filled with so much physical, mental, and emotional pain to achieve it. Yet, she ends each chorus with, “It’s the soul that needs the surgery.” Isn’t that something to think about? How often do we go through great lengths of pain and suffering to achieve something? For example, when going to school to get a degree, it can be a painful process. The workload and stress can be unbelievable combined with the debt and sleep deprivation can be a whirlwind of pain. We go through this long process to get the degree only to struggle finding a job and reaping the benefits of the debt we worked so hard to accumulate (or maybe it’s just me).

Where am I going with all of this?

Well, we often forget that just as much we go through pain in the natural world, there’s just as much pain in the spiritual world. Healing hurts people. The combined physical, mental, and emotional pain come together to wear on our spiritual lives. The weight of all three can become so heavy that they distract us from the bigger picture. Actually, we often forget there is a bigger picture or purpose coming from all of the combined pain. In the midst of the struggle, we are just thinking, “God where are you?  I need right now!!!!!!” It’s really interesting how during that moment of pure desperation, tears, and panic, we want God to step in immediately and BAM there’s the result. The natural world is filled with process and the spiritual world is filled process yet we forget about the process when it’s time for restoration and healing. Healing hurts people!

We must move forward with the process and trust God even when it’s super difficult. Here’s the process:

Anxiety/panic

The first phase of the process is the anxiety/panic stage. You find yourself in disbelief over the situation. Fear has officially taken over your mind and body and all you want is the solution. You don’t want to wait or sit. You want answers and for the situation to be done immediately. There’s not a lot of peace during this stage and you try your best to pray, read your bible, and trust God but it interferes with your peace. Although you keep telling yourself that everything will be okay, your carnal mind and body immediately remind you of the current state of the situation.

Waiting

The second phase of the process is the waiting period. Waiting 30 seconds or 3 minutes feels like an hour or two. Your mind races with so many thoughts and the more the situation continues or worsens, you want the results NOW! Just like a child anxiously waits to arrive to that final destination asking, “Are we there yet?” we are the same way with God.

We are constantly knocking on the heavenly door asking God when will the time arrive? When will we get the answers or the solution? How much longer? Although it feels like we as adults are far from children, we are seen as the same way in the eyes of God.

The Pain

The second hardest stage in the process is the pain. The pain is the distraction that causes you to forget about God. During this process, you forget about the process and His plan/the big picture. All you know is that you are in pain and it is uncomfortable. This process can be the most agonizing, hardest, and challenging stage to the entire process. Regrets begin to wash over your mind, you wish that this never would have happened, and hope that it will be over in a matter of seconds. It honestly feels like you are in a twilight zone or dreaming a nightmare. However, you fail to think about how much work God is doing during this stage. This is the stage where healing is beginning to take place. This is the part where restoration is being sprung from heaven in our natural laps where we will begin to see results.

Being Uncomfortable

Boy oh boy!! This stage can be draining. After overcoming the panic, waiting, and the pain, it feels like life is just getting worse be the second. On the flip side of the pain, lies the uncomfortable stage. It’s far better than the pain you just experienced and now you are in the midst of trying to find the comfort you once had before. Without realizing that God’s operation is now over, you are now transitioning into the healing phase. New thoughts and questions may arise as you finally comprehend what you just faced.

Healing

You’ve come so far and although you’ve faced so much, there’s still challenges, pain, and waiting. Why? Because you are in the healing phase. The healing phase is compiled of blood, sweat, tears, and a lot of patience. This is the season that you will feel may last a lifetime. People will come and go. Time will go by and yet you feel left behind and confused. The prayers of begging and pleading for God to come through will become more draining as you your mental and emotional state of mind is officially shot. Progression will take place, but it will come at a slow rate. You are constantly thinking to yourself how glad you will be when all of this will be behind you.

The Results

After all of the phases have come and gone, the finish line is within arm’s reach. You can see it. You can smell it. And you can taste the victory. You focus on how much you’ve been through and transition your journey into motivation to finish. You know you can do it and you can feel it in your spirit. Upon reaching the end, you’re relieved and finally take the breath of victory thanking God it’s over. You made it. Although it was a long process, you’re so proud realizing what you’ve faced. Finally, you tell your testimony to help someone else. Peace arises in your spirit as you face the new day of the new season. Because you have come so far, the future challenges that begin to arise don’t phase you because of your faith coming out of this difficult season.

So yes, there is a process. This process can be long and tedious, but it is worth the journey. There will be times when you get frustrated, cry, scream, and beg God to just handle the situation.

Remember, He has and will never fail you. Just like Jesus prayed from the place of fear sweating drops of blood, He trusted the process. And He has won the victory. Jesus is alive and living in you through the Holy Spirit. He’s got the victory so that means that you have the victory as well. Are you ready to receive it?

One of the Life Lessons I Learned from Palm Sunday

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Mark 11:1-10

11 And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,

And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.

And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.

And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?

And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.

And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.

And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.

And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:

10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.


As a child, I distinctly remember preparing for Easter Sunday. My mother would ensure my sister and I found the perfect Easter poem/speech. I would print this sacred piece and rehearse it at home at least five to seven times before packing it away in a safe place. My heart would race as I would vision myself in front of the congregation reciting this piece. I would think to myself, “Oh I how I will be so glad when this is over.”

Although Sunday School was a vital part of my childhood church experience, Palm Sunday didn’t ring a bell for me until I reached adulthood. Now when I read of Jesus’ triumphant entry and how the crowd would praise Him as the colt walked through the crowd, I find myself thinking of a valuable lesson. Jesus was exalted and praised during His triumphant entry and in less than a week, the crowd would cry out,” Crucify Him!”

How could society betray the precious lamb of God?

The one and only man that was brought into this sinful world bearing no sin.

How could the world betray someone who preached the word of God, healed the sick, and raised the dead with the sound of His voice?

How could the world forget about all of the wonderful things that He has done?

How could the world just look at Him as if He were a criminal?

Yet, here and now before all of that, society thought the world of Him. Screaming out, “Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.”

Although this moment and scripture comes along with so many beautiful lessons, the one lesson that stays with me is how the world can betray us just as they betrayed Jesus. I think we often forget about that when we are so busy trying to become “the next big thing.” We live in a time where everyone desires to have big numbers and big bucks behind their name. We believe that the world cares about our every move, meal, and routine, yet those that will praise you one day will betray you in a short matter of time.

If Jesus was treated this way, what would make us exempt from the same treatment? We are sinners. So how would a sinner be treated better than the one that was and still is sinless? Think about that for a moment.

This passage and lesson should show us that we should be humble and carry the light of Christ in everything we do and everywhere we go. Yes, the story does not end there and we will discuss all of this soon.

As we focus on Jesus’ journey to the cross, let’s not forget about His sacred service and ministry and use this as motivation to focus more on Him. His journey was not in vain. Love started with God. Love is exemplified through Jesus and who He is.

“Shhh…Don’t Tell God”

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How many times have you bowed your head to say your prayers and never truly said what was on your heart?

I can admit that I’ve been struggling with this same issue lately. It’s easy to get caught up in the mundane routine of “Lord, please bless my family, my job, and my finances.” When in reality, we are skipping out on a true outpouring that can and will take place if we just open our hearts. It had gotten to the point where I would say my prayers and feel just as empty as before my “rehearsed prayer.” A prayer that I’ve recited to God over and over and over again. I’m sure God was like, “Honey I get it already!!”

I’ve been reading a daily prayer book every morning before I read my bible. It wasn’t until I came across a daily meditation that distinctly talked about these rehearsed prayers. I actually read this devotional twice because it was just that good and discovered that I was one of those people. I was saying that same prayer not giving God my all, not pouring my heart upon His feet, and carrying my burdens around daily. I was thinking that I could solve my problems even though I was never built to resolve them.

We humans love to get caught up in being so perfect that we forget just how human it is to be human.

Immediately I closed my eyes and told God everything.

I told God how I felt whether I was sad or angry about every situation.

I told God how I felt alone.

I told God how I desired to be loved.

I told God all of my personal struggles.

Finally, I told God how wonderful He is.

I told Him how thankful I was to have a God who sent His son to save me.

I told Him how much I love Him.

And I told Him how beautiful it is to be His child.

Before I knew it, peace surrounded my spirit and joy crept into my heart. I was amazed at a how a simple devotion turned my situation completely upside down.

Later that day, I thought about what occurred that morning. And God politely reminded me how He loves to be involved in our lives. Think about it, if you were going through the worse season of your life and saw your mother daily, wouldn’t your mother be upset? Wouldn’t your mom remind you how she is there for you and wants to help you in all seasons of your life? God is that same way. He doesn’t want us to tuck away all of our problems and bury them at the bottom of our hearts. He wants us to come to Him at all times. Jesus stated in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

God should be our best friend. He wants to hear from us when we are burdened. He wants to see us smile. He is the creator of love. With His love we can witness all of His wonderful creations. When you wake up in the middle of the night with tears in your eyes, speak to Him. He will hear you. While you are in the courtroom and your heart is pounding through your chest, speak to Him. Even if you have nothing in your heart and tears just flow from your eyes, He already knows exactly how you feel. We are really meant to do this because He created it this way to help us. The question is “do we want the help?”

God is an amazing God. He created this earth. He created all of us. He created love. All we need to do is reach out our hands to Him and speak. Don’t hold on to something holding on to you. So the next time you find yourself in need of listening ears. Don’t run away from God, run to Him. And tell Him EVERYTHING and you will smile when He answers your call.

Lord, I Give You My Heart

It’s something so special about praising God when you are most vulnerable. I don’t know how God does it. But there are plenty of times I go down on my knees filled with so much anger, sorrow, or just frustration, and He takes it all away. It’s so amazing. I will never forget a time I was upset with someone for about an hour. I honestly couldn’t get my mind off of the situation and I prayed and listened to a concert by Kim Walker Smith. My heart was overwhelmed with so much joy afterwards.

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I do my daily devotions a little different than most people. Every season, I usually have about three or four songs to help me cope with all of my emotions. One of my songs for this season is “I give you my heart” by Hillsong (song below). I first heard of this song when listening to Pastor Sheryl Brady preach. I loved the lyrics so much, I immediately went to YouTube to find the original song. This song has become one of my go to songs to kick start my morning devotions. I immediately feel aligned with God after listening to this song. I usually put the song on repeat to dive deeper with Him and either pray, worship, or start reading a passage afterwards.

Every word in this song is filled with so much truth and takes me back to what is most important during my Christian walk.

 

We need to remind ourselves and everyone around us to focus more on God. Our mission is to serve God in everything we do. Spreading His word and love should constantly stay on our hearts daily. It’s easy to get distracted with all of the mundane things but God is most important. It wasn’t until reading Psalm 139 that I was reminded of that. After arriving to work, I was thinking back to that passage that states,

O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.
Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

I was reminded of how God never leaves us. When we’re in the car, He’s with us. When we are at home, He’s with us. Even when we are in the midst of our trials and tribulations, He is with us. Why is it so easy to forget about Him when He’s always there. We don’t have to do anything and He is still there. So when we call on Him, we don’t have to do much because He’s right there anyway. Isn’t that amazing? He designed us, He’s with us, and He will never leave us. So, let’s do just as this song says, to give Him our hearts and our souls.

We need to allow His spirit to have His in our lives without limits. We need to live just for Him. We should strive to make Him proud daily. God is a wonderful and mighty God! Let’s bless the Lord together and thank Him for all that He’s done. He’s deserves it!!!

Seeking God w/ an Empty Heart

 

How many times have you bowed your head, closed your eyes, and took a deep breath only to say…nothing?

“Lord” you say looking up to the ceiling with water in your eyes. Your heart just melts as your emotions take the best of you.

You try to think of the words to describe how you feel but there’s nothing.

You can’t seem to find the words to describe your empty heart.

That’s exactly how you feel, empty. You feel that there’s nothing there. You try to say something but there’s nothing. You are drained from the roller coaster you’re on that you feel like all of your emotions just emptied out of your heart.

I remember going through this vulnerable season where I was speechless and my heart felt so empty. I tried to say my prayers and talk with the Lord. I distinctly remember grabbing the covers and pulling them to my neck. As I took a breath, I felt the misery just seep from my head to my toes. I was completely and utterly vulnerable.

It’s so interesting because you feel like that this season will last forever but it doesn’t. God eventually reveals that even during your moments of vulnerability, bitterness, and utter discouragement, He understands EVERYTHING.

Moments like this reminds me of when Jesus was about to be crucified.

Matthew 26: 36-46 KJV

36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.

38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.

44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.

45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

 

Jesus’ heart was heavy and I believe He probably did feel empty. I interpret this from the scripture because He kept going back to pray. I find myself doing this same thing when I feel heavy and empty. I keep going back. I keep seeking God. I keep praying. And I believe this comes from the guidance of Jesus in this passage.

 

That’s why the song above, “The more I seek you” is the song of the day. It’s the perfect description of the desire just to be close with Jesus. “The more I seek you, the more I find you. The more find you, the more I love you.” Those words capture me every time my heart feels empty. The more I seek God in these moments, the more I find him. And the more I find him, the absolute more I love him. I want to add to that part. The more I love him, the more I praise him. The more I praise him, the absolute more I want to serve Him.

It turns out that when you KEEP seeking God, you will find Him. The emptiness will diminish and the Holy Spirit that is already within you takes over. Words will begin to form in your heart, peace will begin to take over your spirit, and joy will begin to take over you!

“Dear God, I’m Speechless…”

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If you are a frequent viewer of this blog, you will find that it’s been about a year since my last blog post. So I would like to dedicate this post to 2018.

The beginning of the year…

Upon the beginning of the year, I began to tap into a mild depression. I graduated from college with my B.A. I was finally done with school and was completely empty. Everything I constructed fell to pieces. Honestly, I had no way to fix anything. I could not find a job, my nonprofit was losing things, my stress level was getting worse, and my emotions were taking the best of me. There were times that I sat in my dark room staring at the wall. I felt worthless. I felt like I worked so hard for nothing.

I kept applying for more jobs and heard nothing.

I prayed and felt nothing.

I read the bible and heard nothing.

What more to do? My faith was decreasing by the day. And my prayers turned from long monologues to a few sentences to three words. There came a time when I fell on my knees and said, “God, I’m speechless…” I had nothing to say. I wanted to cry but the tears would not fall. I did not know what to do or how to feel.

One day, I grabbed one of my old computers and found the praise song, “Agnus Dei” by Michael Smith. I closed my eyes and saw a small cabin (goes back to a childhood story). I was inside this cabin sitting at a table with a coffee cup. As soon as I opened my mouth to speak, a man came with his coffee cup and sat down at the table. I could not see His face but I already knew exactly who this man was…my Savior. Although, I could not see all of Him, I knew Him.

I then opened my eyes in amazement and started singing along to the song. Upon closing my eyes again, I saw another vision ( I will share that in another post). My faith began to rise again. My heart begin to feel strength. And for the first time in a while, I cried tears of joy.

Upon the second month of this dark season, one of my high school friends held a prayer gathering. My sister and I both attended and my faith got a little stronger and then decreased again. I was stuck trying to figure out why this dark cloud would not move! Everything I felt before came rushing back. My feelings, emotions, and stress dragged me back into the dark hole I was once in.

One day, I was lying in bed when I got a phone call to come in for an interview. It was not the job I was hoping for but I felt compelled to go.

At the end of the interview, the manager offered me the position. I was somewhat speechless but not in a good way. So… I said yes. I filled out my paperwork and completed all the steps and within two weeks I started my first job.

I distinctly remember my first day was overwhelming to say the least. I thought to myself, “What have  I done!?!” Although I was not overly excited about this new journey, I kept going. It was better than nothing and I had to be grateful for what God had given me. At least I was out of the house..right?

The middle of the year….

I kept working and earned my way into a summer position. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the opportunity to continue working with kids and I was rekindling old passions. I was falling in love with this job until it reached the end. It was time for me to go back to the first job. My frustration and stress rose through the roof. I found myself falling back into that dark hole once again!

Upon returning for the new school year, my new supervisor and coworkers were great! I had a different group of kids from the previous year and ended up working ten times harder in the same position. Although it was rough start at the beginning, things began to level out.

The end of the year….

Towards the end of the year, the spark began. When I mean a spark, you know the song that says, “it only takes a spark, to get a fire going.” Yeah, that’s how it was for me. What started out as a spark turned into flames. The flames started at work and continued to get worse. I had a bad reaction to some fire ants. My foot swelled so bad, I could not walk. When I sat up at the end of my bed, I felt the pain rush to my foot. I was in unbelievable pain for days. After getting better, things continued unfolding at work. Then about two months later, came down with a cough which turned out to be pneumonia.

As you can see, the mention of faith and prayer decreased the further you read this blog. That’s how my spiritual journey turned out to be. My faith decreased day by day. I started struggling with doubts about everything. My prayers and daily devotions continued to get shorter.

Things began to get so bad when I was sick and my weakness started to transition into strength.

I was praying for both physical and spiritual strength.

I was praying for another job for both my sister and I.

I was decreeing and declaring healing for myself.

Then one day, I checked my email. I got another job!!!!!

I went back to the doctor and the she told me my pneumonia was gone.

My sister got called in for another job.

I was surrounded with so much joy. I learned the value of answered prayers. I could not contain myself with excitement.

Although this year was long and hard, God came through for me. The beginning was rough, but He continued to show me that He was there all through the year.

I can truly say that there is a God.

He’s not just any God but a God of answers.

A God of faith.

A God of trust.

A wonderful, beautiful, amazing God!!!

When you don’t think that He’s listening, He is! That goes back to the vision I had at the beginning of the year. Jesus had his coffee cup to sit down and listen to me. All those moments when I thought that He couldn’t hear me it turns that He was right there. Jesus answered my prayers when it was time to answer them. What mattered most is that I turned to Him and stayed strong in my faith.

God knows your limits.

He knows when to take you out of situations.

God knows when it’s your time.

You just have to trust Him and KEEP GOING!

There were so many times I wanted to give up on everything.

There were times when I had nothing left. But I kept moving and HE truly came through. So I can say THANK YOU LORD FOR ALL YOU’VE DONE FOR ME!

What is your story and Happy New Year!

Oh How My Big Papa Loves Me So

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Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always been a daddy’s girl. I was the usual little girl that would run to the door when she heard the door open. I was that little girl that sat on her daddy’s lap until I was too old and heavy. I was that little girl that loved to run errands and play basketball with him. One thing that touches me even today is that as long as I want something and my dad can make it happen, it will be done. If it’s in reach, I know I got.

The same way that applies to any child and their father, God works even better. He says, “If I think it’s best for you to have, you can have whatever you like. You’re my child, my baby. I got you.” Whether you have an earthly father or a no father at all, I want you to know that you have a Heavenly Father that wants to fulfill your heart’s desires. He knows what’s best for you. Most of all, He will definitely give it to you if He feels that it’s it’s for you to have.

Yes I refer to Him as…Big Papa. Why? Because the same way a child runs to their dad or granddaddy, I would imagine this relationship to be even better. We run to Him. We run to Him when we’re alone. We run to Him when we’re down. We run to him when we’re happy. We run to him when we’re sad. We run to Him when we’re scared. And we run to Him when there’s nothing else that we could possibly say or do to fix a situation or feel better about one.

He’s a BIG GOD. He’s an omnipotent God. He’s a God of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He’s a God filled with love, mercy, and kindness. He’s a forgiving God. He’s a God that loves you no matter how many mistakes you have or will make. He’s a God of creation and the author of true love. He’s a God of truth and a God of refuge. He’s a great God. There are a lot of things He protects us, shields us, and delivers us from. We have no idea what we could have faced, but He saved us from it.

He’s our papa because we can go to Him for anything. There’s nothing that He can’t handle. He knew that we would mess up from the beginning of time. So, He gave us Jesus. He knew that we needed to be saved so He introduced us to the cross where Jesus shared His blood for us. He shows us the value of forgiveness every time we repent. He shows us that He loves us with the abundance of blessings that we have. He corrects us as we make mistakes. He talks to us. He comforts us. He LOVES US!!

Take that into consideration the next time you pray. Tell him how much you love Him. Let Him know how thankful you are to know Him and be His child. Say to yourself, “I Have a Big Papa that loves me!!”

The POWER of His Reckless Love

Jesus takes care of our imperfections through His perfections! What does this mean?

This means that it is never too late to come back to Jesus. His arms are always open waiting for His precious sheep to come back to Him. This means that He will never stop chasing you. It’s not too late. It will never be too late! Jesus is waiting to say, “Welcome Home! My sheep has come back home. They came back home!!!!!!”