So what am I supposed to do when my VERY WELL LOVED BIBLE begins to fall apart? I PRAY! I choose to do the tedious work, I dive in headfirst, I fix it… or at least I’m gonna’ try!😳🤯😱
I asked GOD for wisdom because y’all at this point I cannot even fathom just getting a new one… not just yet… don’t get me wrong, I have a thing about buying new Bibles, there is simply nothing I’d rather spend my money or my time on… but this lil’ guy here… HE IS AMAZING, And He’s taught me so much… this one is making me who I am: RECOVERED, RENEWED & REVIVED (& I cannot forget to describe how functional, colorful and CUTE my Bible and I are becoming, TOGETHER! LOL 🥰🤣🤓😎)!
I am committed to this one… the notes and the journaling that have given me the revelations of who GOD IS, who JESUS is ~ who I am because of JESUS UNRELENTING LOVE FOR ME! You see, when I am rough around the edges and falling apart HE DOES NOT LEAVE ME TO GO FIND ANOTHER, NOPE… HE PERFORMS SURGERY ON MY SOUL! He gently and meticulously works on me until I am not only functional again, but GOD… OH, GOD… HE makes me delightful! To be honest I’m nothing without His Spirit living on the inside of me. How can I even imagine this #TRUTH? I didn’t imagine it, I read it in the Bible. It’s a living book planted in the good soil of my heart. I’m ready for transformation- I’m ready for it daily!
when I read that Jesus tells me that I am the salt of the earth; He tells me that I am the light of the world! I confess y’all – I have a hard time accepting that because of what I know about me. But if the Bible calls me salty and lit – by golly I am fo’ sho’ taking that into my spirit! 🤪🤩🥳😇🥰😘😎😍.
HE calls me BEAUTIFUL! HE RESTORES MY SOUL! Yes, I have walked through the valley of the shadow of death, and I did it with goosebumps (my flesh was afraid) but my FAITH IN HIM NEVER WOBBLED OR FAILED! I am who I am because of THE WORD – I am a word nerd and I am NOT ASHAMED of THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST because JESUS made me in right relationship to GOD THE FATHER… without JESUS I am just a wannabe… a shallow, plastic pitiful version of the girl I KNOW HE CREATED ME TO BE? I don’t want to be a wannabe’ I want to be the real deal… Holy because HE tells me to be. I am committed to reading GOD’s WORD and letting it transform me… how about you?
“I’ll take my cold cold heart, I’ll take my I renewed mind, I’ll take YOUR WORD in my hand and then I’ll give you time to come and MELT ME.” Those lyrics from Misty Edwards are playing in the background right now as I renovate my Life Recovery Bible… how perfect!
Here lies the evidence of a heart that is alive!
I have asked HOLY SPIRIT to come fan the flame and do what only HE can do… BREATHE LIFE INTO OUR RELATIONSHIP! This spiritual growth and the spiritual fruits of LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, GENTLENESS, FAITHFULNESS AND SELF CONTROL are evidence of the HOLY SPIRIT living in me, making those necessary changes in me, so that I can live… really live y’all, not just exist! This is evidence of C.P.R. (Christ’s Personal Resuscitation) of my soul! #ichooseLOVE