Yesterday someone mentioned to me how she was wowed at my vulnerability and my transparency in my book, Taming the Storm:Victory through Praise.. Until then she thought of me as private and somewhat reserved. I shared with her -- I've come to a place in my life that I knew I needed to let the healing (from God) begin and let Him happen. I explained - life is no longer about me. It's about glorifying God in my daily journey with Him through speaking out and reaching out beyond myself to others who may be struggling, hurting, and stuck in pain-filled and unhealthy crevices of life. In this journey with them - I share the good news of our Jesus.
Sharing my testimony with others - as I wrote in my book - brings who I was and my experiences out in the open, but it's an identifiable connection with so many in today's world, even in my own neighborhood. Pain. Brokenness. Pride. Anger. Shame. Guilt. Victim. Self-loathing. The list goes on.
But the testimony I bring forward doesn't stop at where my heart was. It's not about that. It refocuses to who now has my heart in the palm of His hands -- Jesus. And He is the greatest connection we all have. He is the hope in and through all testimonies. All of our stories don't even end at the cross. Another chapter unfolded and His story reflected in us began with Jesus in His rising. It continued with the Holy Spirit who knocks at our heart's door waiting for us to respond to Him in our daily living... Indeed, in my vulnerability and in my transparency -- it is my hope that all who I meet and all who I journey with until my passing will see Jesus in me and especially Jesus in them. All glory to God.
Blessings in abundance, dear one!