I’m “celebrating” me today or I should say, I’m working at celebrating me today. So, writing this post is part of that "working at".
Today is my spiritual birthday. Thirty-one years ago, around 8:30 PM The Lord Jesus Christ gloriously saved my soul and began the process of healing me, delivering me, transforming me, and maturing me into the woman I am today.
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I’ve worked long and hard to become who I am today. For years I’ve willingly allowed The LORD access to the deepest, darkest, most frightening corners of my soul, so that He could heal me from traumatic childhood experiences. For years, I have allowed The LORD to change me in order to stand faithful and true to my marriage covenant.
Because vital change has been so glorious-resulting in my life, I continue to lay myself bare before The Lover of My Soul.
Whatever needs to be healed or changed, you still have my permission, LORD. I trust You.
And so, thirty-one years later here I am – in need of emotional healing AGAIN. Still needing to be transformed more and more into the image of Christ; still willing to be changed, to be matured; still accepting Love by the One Who Matters Most to me.
Jesus’ Extravagant Love permeates my being. He is The Lifter of my head. He lifts me up to be able to look Him in the Face…
…where there is no condemnation, just pure acceptance.
Therefore, no shame, no guilt. (At least in my heart. My head tells me something different, but I’m working on that.)
And that is the Diane I’m choosing to celebrate today. A victor, not a victim.
Thank You, my LORD God, for rescuing me thirty-one years ago. Thank You that the memory of that moment is still as vibrant was it was then. Thank You that You have given me thirty-one wonderful years with You. Thirty-one years of walking with You, talking with You, worshiping You. You have given me thirty-one years of faithful companionship. Thirty-one years of growing and changing because of, and into, Your Extravagant Love. Thirty-one years of serving You and Your people. Thirty-one years of studying Your most Holy Word, which powerfully transformed my heart and mind. Thirty-one years of testimony after testimony of Your great, miraculous power in my life.
So, I will hold my head up today. Up to Your Face, my LORD, where I see nothing but Love and acceptance of me – the me You created. Thank You, my Abba. I love you.
Because of You and Unto You,