April 9, 2013 ashes

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Good morning Beloved of The Most High!

Shared a victory with my work-mate yesterday. It was the sweetest moment; an answered prayer that had been a heavy, heavy burden for her loved ones for more than a year.
She ran by in sobs and closed the bathroom door. Not yet knowing they were sobs of glorious praise- I ran after her and barged right into the tight little toilet room – where there was nothing to do but praise and praise and praise Father God’s timing perfection in hurting lives! Unexpected glorious moment. Caught off guard in the middle of the day by Father God’s timing perfection!
From the deepest battleground within, The Creator is at work. We were both reminded that no matter how dark the days, how deep the rejection, how ugly the scars, He is working to bring newness right out of that tender, lonely, bleeding place.
And when that day finally comes, when that moment is revealed, from a heart bruised up by the battle, one begins to whisper –
“I survived.
Thank you Father.
You grew in me a beauty from the ashes.
Thank you, Father.
Thank you.
Thank you!

He is faithful:
‘to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, festive oil instead of mourning, and splendid clothes instead of despair. And they will be called righteous trees, planted by the Lord to glorify Him.’ (Isaiah 61:3 HCSB)

About lewis3sunz

I am a blessed woman. Wife, daughter, mother of 3sunz, sister, author of 'Spirit Move Me: Memos to you that sway with the Holy Spirit', Jesus loving Oklahoma girl, I love exploring truth, early morning is my favorite time of day, teacher/trainer, lover of books and news and fascinated with butterflies, extreme right brained pondering creature; enjoy helping others find meaning, tap into their own inspiration and intuition to work more effectively, and overcome struggles and the rising and falling of life in the everyday grind and in small business/micro business worlds. Blessed with the crazy notion, the wild-eyed foolishness, and the madcap belief in the simple idea that I might help one to make a decision that makes a difference in the world . . . as stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote…“To know one life breathed easier because you lived, this is to have succeeded.” I get to use my small business background as a former owner of a Flower Shop and Hallmark Store and former co-owner of Disability Specialists, LLC, to help folks build dreams. I hold a M.Ed with emphasis on Adult Training and Education. I’d love to get my Doctorate in Educational Leadership . . . someday. My work centers on the belief that inside each of us lives a mesmerizing soul waiting to be revealed. Every day we can choose to trust the magic of our calling and take those unconventional moves to unlock an enchanted journey. I serve as Business and Industry Director and Business Development Services Coordinator at Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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