Hello everyone! I returned from a quick trip to Colorado. It was good to see the mountains again and soak in the sites. God is so good! We had perfect weather! I will attach a picture to this blog so I can share some of the wonder I saw this weekend. Just as a reminder, I won’t have any signing events for July 2019, but I will be posting blogs once or twice a week. I am going for quality, not quantity. I want Jesus to give me the words to speak to you. He is not interested in numbers. He is interested in people. I don’t know what He knows, and I want my blogs to reflect what He knows and His heart for my readers.
Today, I want to talk about what we do after we have healed. I have walked through a healing journey of several years. It has been painful, rewarding, and hard at times. I have laughed and I have cried. I have wondered and I have questioned. These years have been full of coming to know truth and seeing lies for what they are, deadly. I want you to know this journey has been well worth it. Jesus never left me, even when the days seemed long and dark and the nights darker. He has been very patient with me through questioning, tantrums (yes, I said tantrums), doubts and fears. He has shown me what real love is and what it is not. He has given me wonderful people to walk this journey with me. They told me the truth when necessary and knew when to let me do my thing and learn for myself. I haven’t gotten everything right on this journey. Sometimes, I’ve hurt others. Sometimes, they’ve hurt me. Jesus has given me opportunity to address many of those people but not all. I hope He will open the door to reconciliation in His timing, if they choose to reconcile. My healing journey has had its share of highs and lows and its share of clarity and confusion. As I sit here and type this blog, I can say without any doubt, what an incredible journey! It’s not one I would have chosen but I am glad to have taken such a journey. All things work together for our good! All things, no matter how dark or how bleak. All things!
So, what now? I share my journey. I keep sharing my journey. I use the journey to help others. I remain thankful and grateful for the journey itself and look forward to the destination God has for me in time (none of us have arrived). I keep learning. I keep growing. I keep seeing the hard things. I keep rejoicing. I keep throwing off anyone or anything that tries to ensnare me. I keep writing. I keep speaking truth that tears down lies. I keep giving light. I go into the dark and shine the light. I keep letting Jesus work on me and in me. That is the answer to the question, “so, what now?”
Stay on your journey, no matter how hard it gets. Let Jesus complete His work in you. When your journey is ended, go back into the dark and give light to others. Continue to let Him work on you and show you even greater love. Let your “what now” be your testimony and someone else’s hope. Do not keep it to yourself, people are dying in ways you do not know. Don’t give up! Don’t lose faith! Do not be afraid! Keep your eyes on the King, for you are not alone!
Isaiah 61:1-3; The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners…