Sunday, February 6, 2011

I think I am Growing Up...

It is 11:49 pm on February 5, 2011, and I am just a couple of months away from turning 30.  I don't know about you, but I do not tend to realize that time has flown by and I actually have to GROW UP...  :)  I am still very much a child, and in many ways I want to remain that way.  On the other hand I would like to think that the Lord has indeed continued with the work He began over ten years ago.

In the past two years I must say that the Lord has been pulling, and shredding, and cutting, and pruning; all while I very reluctantly resisted all of it.  It wasn't until I was set aside and by myself (away from my husband and my children)
that I allowed the Lord to open my eyes in order that I could see His plan over my own.  This is what I encountered in His word: "For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy they." (Proverbs 1:32)

This was me after reading and understanding the meaning of this:
God had been disciplining me and yet I would not budge because I was complacent with where I was.  I felt comfortable in who I had become and did not really care whether or not it was what God wanted.  Now don't get me wrong, if you would have asked me, I would have never admitted that (mainly because I did not see it).  Nonetheless, the truth is clear, I was heading towards destruction---but GOD had mercy on me and turned things around!

Not only was I given a chance to repent, but He appointed a timely conference where they taught me a glimpse of what it means to be a woman.  Women have the misconception that because they have a determined gender, they automatically will act like a woman should, think like a woman should, treat others like a woman should and live like a woman should... That is a LIE!  More women that I would like to admit feel lost and wished they knew what is expected of them.  The Church has thrown a to-do list in order that they can become Women of God, without taking into consideration that the changes that are expected of them are impossible without Christ.  I have decided that I will begin a journey towards actively being God's Woman...  I pray that through this, other women too would awaken to the fact that they have a Royal calling to fulfill, and it is WAY BETTER than LIFE!

Here is the project I will continue to develop as I find myself in the middle of this journey...
To create this book I shredded pieces of paper and then glued them randomly across the cover. I did this to show remind myself of how I presented my broken life to the Lord and He made something beautiful with it.  I then decorated the rest of the cover with my favorite things.  The butterfly is covered in crackle paint, because I wanted to show how I am still cracked - a work in progress.

May you too encounter the Truth of God and allow yourself to be moved and transformed by Him this week.

Love in Christ,

Nana

3 comments:

Paper Tree House Studio said...
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Paper Tree House Studio said...

That's because He is a God that is intimately acquainted with you. He cares about those little "insignificant" moments because that is what He is using to bring glory to Himself. I love you honey and I am proud of what the Lord is accomplishing in you and what you are allowing Him to accomplish in you. You are and will remain the woman of my dreams! May you continue to live passionately for Him in everything you do!

-Your husband and faithful supporter and fan (though I don't always show it =(

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Love this testimony and I am in process too with God changing me and molding me in His image...painful and yet amazing and what a journey it is...I am so thankful he will not stop and help me be the woman he wants me to be for his glory. Amen! and the Journal cover is so pretty and an accurate description of his sovereign love for us.

 

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