Sunday, June 5, 2011

Look What I Got!!

The Lord has been doing such a healing in my heart lately.  He continues to go deeper, healing areas I didn’t even know were still there.

Three words have been key in this healing.  They have been muddling around in my heart and mind for weeks.  I wholeheartedly believe that if we really, really had a grasp  these three words, and understood the meaning behind them to our very cores . . . the truth of these words literally demolish many, if not all, of the fundamental lies of the enemy.

Do you want to know what they are?

Chosen . . . Holy . . . Loved

Knowing that I have been chosen before the foundation of time by my Father tears down the lies of rejection.  Understanding that I am chosen, I mean really understanding, is healing balm over every wound of rejection over the years.

Grasping the fact that I have been ‘set apart’ and am holy and blameless before Him shuts the mouth of the accuser of the brethren, Satan.  When I really grasp this concept his lies of my unworthiness and wretchedness meet with a deaf ear.

Nothing has been more clear to me in the past year that THE biggest need of all human beings is to be loved.  To know that we are loved and cherished.  I have seen the love of God heal and deliver.  I have seen the love of God cast out fear.  Love heals. We try to fill up this need for love with many things.  Our souls long for love, acceptance, to be cherished.  The love of a good man is wonderful.  The love of our children blesses our hearts.  But nothing, NOTHING will ever fill our need to be loved, but the love of our Father through His Son, Jesus Christ.

So, Chosen, Holy, Loved. 

See the significance of three little words with huge meanings?


Don’t you just love it??!! I adore it.

This is the necklace I had made by a sweet, sweet woman, named Lora.  I highly suggest you check out her wonderful Etsy shop.   

Be forewarned, if you are anything like me, you might just want one of everything she makes!  For those of you who loved Ann’s book, One Thousand Gifts, you might love this necklace, as I did.  I almost bought it, but I am glad I waited, this is the one my Father wanted for me!

Lora worked with me to make this necklace just how I wanted it.  I told her what I was thinking and she made it happen and I had it in my anxious hands in a week!

Lord willing, I hope to expound on how deeply these three words have affected me.  The Lord also has brought a book across my path that is ministering these truths to me.  I haven’t finished it yet, when I do, I will post a review of it.

You, my sister, have been chosen by the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ.  He picked you!!  He made you holy and blameless before Him.  He looks at you through the blood of Christ.  All your shame and unworthiness is gone as far as He is concerned.  And, sister, you are dearly loved with an everlasting love.  Let these words sink in and heal.  You are Chosen, Holy and Loved!


JennyMay said...

What a lovely way for me to start my Sunday morning...reading your blog post reconfirms for me what I have been meditating on and praying for. Fighting Satan with my knowledge that the Lord has chosen me and he loves me. Thanks you for sharing this. It is a very important concept to share with woman, especially those who may battle with depression and negative self talk which is so self destructive.


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

What a beautiful necklace! I am so thankful that I have been chosen by God to be his child. My confidence in the Lord comes from that truth. I can boldly come before the throne of grace knowing he wants me and loves me!

Stephanie said...

This is so beautiful and the truth behind those words is even more beautiful. I love what 1 Peter 2:9 says, that because we are holy, chosen, loved, He has given us grace and peace in abundance. Do you know how freeing those truths are? Oh, this study is blessing my heart and reminding me of the freedom I have in Him. Thank you for sharing...I might have to save up for that necklace too.

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

JennyMay, so glad you were here this morning and this blessed you. I couldn't agree more, that this is so important to share with women, especially those who struggle with the lies behind depression.

Stacie, don't you just love it? I am learning to walk in this confidence, it is so freeing.

Stephanie, yes, yes, yes, these truths are so freeing! Thank you for sharing that scripture.

Anonymous said...

Let Truth Liberate US! love your necklace...about your neck truth abides

Brenda said...

I think these are truths that I needed to hear as I struggle with feelings of rejection and feeling invisible. What a great necklace. i am starting that book today and hoping for some healing. My head knows those truths. Now my heart and spirit need to. Thanks for blessing me.

the silver of His fining said...

Your necklace is awesome! I love the verse. I have been rereading Kim Gaines Eckert's Stronger Than You Think, which is along this same line of thinking God's truth. I am doing some healing also. Thanks for sharing, Michelle. ~Joyce

Lora said...

i'm so happy you love your new necklace! thanks for your sweet words. blessings, lora

Kathryn D. Duke said...

these are lovely thoughts and encouraging to know that other Christians are seeking Him...

Jenn said...

Thank you for sharing this Michelle! I am going to print out these words big and bold and put them where I will see them often through the day! ♥

busymomof10 said...

Yes, we are blessed beyond measure and many times don't even realize it! This was a beautiful post about the blessings we have In Him! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your necklace!!!! It reminds me a little of a necklace I found with the names of God on it. You have inspired me to photograph it and blog about it one day! :)

cooperkelly4 said...

yay! Just beautiful! I got a necklace that says "be still" on the one side and then the verse reference on the other side. Love the constant reminder. Yours is a gem and so are you!

Rina said...

Michelle, this post brought tears to my eyes. I've been going through some things today and really needed to hear that. Thank you, my friend.

cheri said...

i have no idea how i got here there and then here...i would like to know the book you are speaking of :)thank...cheri