"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me." - Galatians 2:20

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Friday, May 11, 2012


After nine months of temporary living, God blessed us with a new home. We moved in last Saturday and are excited to make it our own.  There are plenty of boxes to sift through.  Maybe in nine more months we'll be unpacked.  :)

Please welcome my new friend Amy Alves.  We recently connected online and are a source of encouragement to one another.  Amy is a gifted writer and her illustrations and metaphors dig deep into the heart.  Be blessed by her words today.  Please visit her website:  www.fullherlife.com for more encouragement.

 Let’s just say right up front, I don’t know a single thing about sewing but… I know enough to say that I’m bursting at the seams! I’m like a button on pants that are too small, too tight, and I would gladly be freed to pop off at any moment! No, this isn’t a post about weight loss.

 I need my breath of fresh air! God is calling… and I’m answering. I want to be released to use my gifts and anointed into glorious ministry! Yes, God is calling me out of my comfort zone and I’m sewing up a storm! I’m just beginning to let Him iron me out all the way to my edges. He is removing my wrinkles ever so gently. He is preparing me for a good cleaning.

 And through all of my weak ways, lack of experience, and limited education…God is calling me forth to bring Him glory anyway! He is not limited by my limitations. Do you ever just want to burst forth into something new?

  •  Pop off into A fresh start. 
  •  Get stitched into A new kind of beginning. 
  •  Get hemmed up so your imperfections don’t keep dragging over onto others. 
  •  Are you ready to put on your new clothes of royalty, that suit you perfectly? 

There is endless opportunities to weave into His kingdom work. There is joy, purity, hope, holiness, thankfulness, and an everlasting love in these new royal clothes! It is a privilege to wear them… He will tailor them perfectly to fit your individual needs. That’s just how well He knows you. That’s just how much He loves you! High five goes up to God! He gets all the glory as He threads us in!

So, did these thoughts get you thinking? Is God calling you? Share in the comments below if these thoughts encouraged you or got you thinking…

 I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. ~ Isaiah 61:10 NIV