Faith

Father To The Fatherless

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Precious One,

I want you to know how very much you are loved.

I know you’ve been searching your entire life for love and acceptance.

I want to stand in the gap and ask your forgiveness on behalf of the man who failed you.

You see, he’s just a man.  Perhaps he knew better.  Perhaps he tried his best.  Perhaps he didn’t care at all.

This man, this broken man, He was supposed to care for your heart, nurture and protect you.

Instead, he let you down. He hurt you, wounded you beyond repair, abandoned you and made you feel unloved.

I cannot take the pain away.  I cannot remove

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My 5 Minute Fridays

A Breathtaking View! {Five Minute Friday}

My view or perception of myself is often far from how my Heavenly Father sees me.

When I look at myself, I see my imperfections — the extra weight that’s been hanging on for the last 10 years, a head of hair with gray peeking through, hands with wrinkles in them (yes I am nearing 50 – in a few years) and everything negative.

I often wonder what it is that God sees when He looks at me.  When He bends over the balcony of heaven, and glances my way, what is His view?

I imagine God having a chat with the angels as He proclaims,

Look, do you see here?  There she is.  My Chosen One.  My Beloved. I delight in her. She doesn’t realize yet how much

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Faith

Am I Good Enough?

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I began reading this book today.  Can I just tell you that God is doing another deep work in my heart.  I am not sure I was prepared for it.  I mean, when I signed up to review the book (which will come later), I knew it was going to move me, but I didn’t realize the layers of skin that would be peeled off, revealing a raw, aching heart, longing to belong.  Longing to be enough.  Longing to make Him and others proud.

Just tonight as I was winding down catching up on my favorite blogs, I came across Kimberly’s

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Faith

Letting Go of a Broken Heart

Today, Bonnie the Faith Barista asks this question, What season of faith are you walking through?”  Fall (letting go), Winter (loss/waiting),  Spring (new starts), or Summer (embrace & celebrate).

As the Lord continues to draw me closer to Him and as I let down my walls and allow Him to come in and invade the deepest places of my heart, I am faced with the reality that I am broken.  I see this brokenness as imperfection, short comings, not measuring up, not good enough.  Oh the lies!  If my brain had an “off” switch, I would have

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