NOT BITTER, JUST BLESSED!
Today, Woman of God, we celebrate you.
Like Mary, whose name means "bitter, rebellion", we know life has not been perfect.
Yet, despite what you've been through,
God has chosen YOU to make heaven's dreams come true.
Thank you for letting GOD use you!
(Inspired by Mary, Mother of Jesus)
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. ~Luke 1:38
Why does God love you so much?
Why would He sacrifice so much for YOU?
Did you know you are God's temple?
The object of Heaven’s desire?
The Apple of God’s eye?
He can't help BUT to love you.
He MADE you.
He KNOWS you.
He came for YOU, His spirit to embody your essence.
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~Jesus
The glory within you is unabashed by
sneaky suspicions and careless whispers.
Your beauty is untouched,
Your glow is undimmed,
Your walk is undeniable.
Divine creativity has shaped you, molding your curves in poetic fashion,
Compressing your waist with angelic bear hugs.
Like a crafted sculptor, God created you with sleek small of back, firm hips and thighs to carry bright futures.
Sista, don't you feel touched by the quiet expectations of God's love?
Your smile was chiseled from sunlight.
Your eyes are God’s masterpiece.
You encourage the world to explore the possibilities of eternity.
Your natural takes our breath away,
Stops our hearts from beating,
Reveals what “Jesus Loves Me” looks like.
“The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the most High will overshadow you.” ~Luke 1:35a
Some fear touch might defame your artwork, so they are careful with you.
Good. They should be.
But you're not fragile. God did not build you to break.
You are meant to be spiritual, sensual, sought-after AND strong.
Lovely, loving, demure, AND deep.
Your natural is for His glory.
Wrapped in fine lineage, you are a place of pillowed peace.
The world seeks the perfect slumber your heart provides.
Humanity looks forward to nightfall, grateful for another opportunity to dream about YOU and the hope you give.
YOU ARE BLESSED.
Blessed of God.
Blessed by God.
Blessed because of God.
And everywhere you go... you glow.
Ultimate Feminine. Ultimate Favor.
THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU
“The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. but the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.” ~Luke 1: 28-30
Favor can reveal itself in different forms.
Physically. Mentally. Intellectually. Spiritually.
The great thing about being a Woman of God is how He uses our existence to demonstrate how all the different aspects of His grace can come together and impact the world.
I call it our “Favor Formula”.
The Father has crafted for each of us a personalized recipe to bless and be blessed, and no one demonstrates their "Favor Formula" better than Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
“…you who are highly favored!”
Are you surprised when someone sees something special in you?
It did Mary.
Her name meant, "bitter, struggle, rebellion".
Makes you wonder if she'd ever been seen beyond her circumstances.
The angel does not say that Mary was beautiful, or shapely, or intelligent.
The only justification he gave for calling her “highly favored” was
that the Lord was with her.
The Lord was with her.
That means the God of the Universe
in every aspect and nuance of her being.
Mary was human,
and blessed with a favor she did not feel she deserved.
Have you been there?
No part of her, not even her body, was off limits to the blessings of God.
No part of YOU, not even your body, is off limits to the blessings of God.
The truth about you is, like Jesus in Mary's womb, GOD'S LOVE RESTS IN YOU.
You have been justified,
and blessed by the blood of Jesus.
It's time to get comfortable with Heaven's compliment on your life.
There was more to Mary than anyone ever knew... except God.
There is more to YOU, too.
You are pregnant with possibilities.
What you give birth to after this will change the world.
That is what living GOD n Me looks like –
taking whatever He has given you and creating a new pathway for glory!
new life begins with knowing who you are and embracing every part of you.
Spiritual. Physical. Emotional. Intellectual.
Don’t deny your favor. Get used to it.
See yourself as God does. Live to impress Him… naturally.
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GOD n You: Finding Your Place in Forever.