Saturday, October 6, 2012


Last night hangin' with my peeps I had a revelation. No matter what I feel like, God says I'm loved.

In Galatians 2:20 it says, "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me." Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice for my righteousness, or "right-standing" with God. So no matter what I've done, and no matter how I feel, I am awesome in God's eyes. His position, not our earthly wealth or knowledge or power, or lack thereof, determines our worth. God loves you, and you are worthy of that love, not because of your accomplishments, but because of Christ's gift.

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So even when you don't feel like it, or maybe ESPECIALLY when you don't feel like it, God thinks you're awesome!

Do we always do awesome stuff? No. All of us have messed up, and continue to do so. That's what grace is all about. A priest once told me that the three most important words in a marriage are, "I Forgive You." I would say that those are not just the most important for marriage, but also the most important words of any relationship, including our relationship with God. He gives those words out like a grandma gives out sweets to kiddos. Have you ever tried to refuse cookies from a grandma? Not accepting those words from Him is like saying, "But God You don't understand, I really messed up this time!" When we walk in His grace, though, we recognize His awesomeness in us.

Are you awesome today? It's just a matter of choice. Choose to believe who you are by the world's standards, or choose to believe who God says you are.

Choose awesome. :)

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Who IS Your Daddy? PSA68.5

I was reading Heaven is for REAL this morning and the moment in the story when the surgery-bound little boy was wheeled away from his father hit me like a ton of bricks. If you haven't read it, the rest of the story reveals how Jesus came and comforted the boy during the most traumatic event of his life. It reminded me of my childhood and how many times Jesus had come to my rescue.

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Fatherlessness hits anyone hard. As a young girl I was faced with a lack of love from my earthly father. His time away, and his rages when he was home, left me lonely, scared and rejected. Unlike my story, this father was told to leave his son by hospital staff and wished he could stay right there. Although the circumstances were different, I'm sure to this boy's young heart it was the same desperate feeling I had.

It is at these moments, in our weekness, when Christ works best. No matter what your age, when you are feeling lost, scared and lonely, Jesus will come and comfort you when you call. We still weep, we still hurt, but His presence makes everything bearable. His Spirit lets us know that we will survive, and more importantly, that we are special and loved.

When I look back on pictures of myself during my childhood, I see no tears. I see only a bright gleaming smile. None of those deep insecurities and fears were visible on the outside. God did sustain me, and through those trials I learned just how much I could trust Him. God's word tells us in Psalm 68 that "He is a father to the fatherless," and there are times in everyone's life when our father is absent or cannot fill the need of that fatherly love in our hearts. Today, let God be the Daddy you desperately need. He will never, ever, disappoint you. :)

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