Welcome to my crazy little RV-World I’m so glad that you took a moment to stop it. Sundays have always been a day where I like to reflect, refresh, and refuel for the week that lies ahead. So my prayer today on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon is that my blog post will be a time of refreshing.
I’ve heard it said many times that a picture is worth a thousand words … but when my precious friend of 19 years sent me a picture last night from November 2000 there was only four words that popped in my head ….
“What were you thinking?”
And so it began as I allowed my thoughts to hop on the hamster wheel that I keep tucked away in my mind … for such a time as this .
What were you thinking wearing that outfit .. those colors wash you out?
What were you thinking allowing yourself to get that big?
Look at your nose … it looks huge at that angle .. so what we’re you thinking standing like that ?
And as I allowed all these negative thoughts to play around in my head I went to bed feeling once again that no matter what I would never measure up .
Wow… I know, BUT how many times do we find ourselves in these situations … how many times to we tear ourselves down? How many times do we look at a picture of ourselves and immediately focus on what we think are the negatives instead of calling out the things that are beautiful and true ?
This morning I got up early and decided to look at the picture one more time and I started to laugh because I found myself amused at my big mouth … this thought got the hamster wheel turning again and this time it was spinning so fast I couldn’t catch my breath.
In moments like these I know that I need to capture every lie and negative thought and apply the truth of God’s word to the situation.
Then all of a sudden I told myself to stop … I made myself look at the picture one more time , and this time I was amazed at what I saw…. before I tell you what I saw, I feel like I need to tell you what changed.
What changed was the atmosphere… how did the atmosphere change….it changed because of worship.
I allowed myself time to unplug and breathe as worship filled the room and praise filled my mouth . The longer I worshiped the more I felt the Lord speaking so softly to my soul.
So this time when I looked at the picture I saw a woman so full of love and worship that she didn’t even care that someone was taking a picture .. a woman so lost in the presence of her King that no filter was needed .
In 18 years a lot of things about me and my life have changed BUT one thing that hasn’t changed is my love for Jesus … He is my all in all …and I am His beloved child.
So as I close this post I want you to know that every day, God longs to speak truth of our identity through His word and Spirit. The truth is found in His word … and things are revealed when we take the time to worship Him.
I challenge you this week to find time to get alone with God … worshiping Him and allowing Him total access to all of you !! Allowing ourselves time to worship truly changes our perspective.
Have a wonderful week beloved child of God!
Be blessed, be bold, and be you!