I grew up in the church. I learned how to be a good Christian girl, but something was always missing for me. Though I knew I had given my heart to God, I had never received His.
Religious works took the place of relationship. I became a striver and performer. I entered the door of salvation by grace, but once in, left grace at the door. I couldn't understand a love that could be received. I only knew of love that was earned.
And then He came for me. He allured me into the wilderness where He could speak tenderly to me. It was in that place that He began to woo my heart to be loved.
In this magical place love has found me.
I write to tell the revelations of His heart to mine. I write to tell of this great love that moved heaven and earth to come for ME. I write to tell you of my discovery as I embrace His grace lived out in me.
I pray that I might give you a glimpse of this love that takes my breath away.
I am a 53 year old woman who has received Jesus' life at 23 years of age. I have been married 27 years and have 5 children ages 23 to 13. My husband and children are the great loves of my life.
I learned about grace after many of my parenting years had played out. I spent too many years parenting through behavior modification and the law. Why God determined to open my eyes at this stage of my life I do not know. I rejoice that it's never too late to restore what was lost. I am discovering what a redeemed past looks like. For God is restoring the years the locusts have eaten with my children.
I am an oak of righteousness living to display the splendor of His story of my redemption.
I hope you will journey with me!