Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come.
~2 Corinthians 5:17
Megan is night and day from the one that most of those people knew. God has put me through some serious training courses in a very short period of time! Intense storms, brutal fires...not because He is mad at me, or making me pay for my immense wrong. On the contrary. Instead He has allowed me to go though them so that I would come out refined. As gold....shiny and bright and more brilliant then if everything had been perfect!
In the midst of any of these trials, believe me when I say that doubt whispers it's wicked voice. Often there are questions of faith and suspicion of this "everlasting love" this God has for me? All lies! As a parent, because we love our babies we give them discipline. We allow them to feel their own consequences after poor decisions have been made. We allow them to feel hurt. Pain. Suffering. Not because we like it. But rather because we love them that much!
God is no different. He authored parenting. He authored love.
So tonight, as possible Facebook "ghosts from my past" read this blog, and see that,
yes my life has had struggles.....and that
time has left it's marks on my face and body, and in my eyes...
my marriage is over.
my son was stillborn and lives in Heaven now.
my future is unsure.
and yet, YES I am a Christian.
One that knows that her Abba loves her and is seeking His best for her, inspite of all the dark that she has had to endure.
She has endured none of it alone. None. Never will she ever!
I pray that anyone that reads this blog sees a God that loves them even when it "looks" other wise. That you remember the great price that was paid for you on the cross of Calvary so that HE could share eternity with you. And until then, you could share in the victory and righteousness that He bought for you to wear here. Now.
So I try and remember to reflect on this as I "surf" Facebook. Every statement I make is a witness to those in my past, present, and future. I will still be real and express some of my trials and silly thoughts. That shows off my humaness. But two, I will share my faith and my hope. That shows off my King!