Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Holy Spirit lives in me...

How do I know?
As I continue my journey through the bible, certain passages bring about a tear and others bring out the "ugly cry." However, this morning as I maneuvered through my usual morning rush hour, the tears were very subtle. The sermon was about the Gospel of Luke. The Pastor used Joseph as an example, saying how he use to be secret and fearful about his beliefs... "Don't quote me"

But went on to say how "The secret disciple" can not hide forever. There will come a moment, event, or circumstance that will cause you to stand up and then the secrets of your heart will be revealed."

I reflected back on my life. I was always, quiet, shy, secret and fearful.... of what and about what, I wasn't sure. I think those were labels that I placed on myself. But as you've come to know me through blogging; how far removed am I from "that girl?" I'm free, bold and very outspoken about my Love for the Lord! How about you?

Love and hugs for a great day!

11 comments:

Strongblkwmn said...

I always enjoy reading your posts. They touch me in some way every time. Thank you for your words.

Stacye said...

HALLELUJAH! Girl, I love God's transformation for your life. You, are an example for many and the word of God says and I'm paraphrasing...that if we don't cry out about the goodness of the Lord, the rocks will cry out for us.

I WILL NOT HAVE ROCKS CRYING OUT FOR ME! God blessed me with the gift of sound from these lips of clay and the voice box in my throat and with these abilities I will sing His praises and cry out HALLELUJAH every chance that I am given!

Hugs and Kisses!
Stacye

SLC said...

Hey sis.
"The secret disciple" can not hide forever.
When I tell people about how shy I was and at times still am, they generally burst into laughter. It took the Holy Spirit to make me bold. As Tammy stated in a comment on perspective, I'm a work in progress. Fortunately the Holy Spirit is doing the work.

SLC

Pastor Andre' A. McGhee said...

Great post! I'm glad my relationship with God is not a secret.

crochet lady said...

Thanks for sharing things that really matter. I'm sure people can see that you love God and have His Spirit in you, it is surely evident on your blog.

I hope other's can see that same Spirit in me.

Love Jen.

PAK ART said...

I must confess that sometimes I am still a "secret". And I don't know why. Your posts always make me think a little deeper, question myself, make me a better person. You are good at that. One of your spiritual gifts must be that of encourager. You certainly encourage me....and many others!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Good morning Blog family. I don't think of myself as an encourager or someone that is deeply Spiritual. I just ask in my daily prayers that our Lord would use me in whatever ways HE sees fit. You are all adding countless things to my life as well. Joy, growth, lessons, awakenings, inspiration, creativity and oftentimes very thought provoking post that cause me to look deeper and sometimes go backwards to see if I've missed a step.

Love, peace and continued blessings. Many hugs of gratitude for supporting my blog!

Thy Word Is A Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Good morning and a very happy Wednesday. I am thankful that the Holy Spirit comes to set us free to be what God created us to be.
I can relate to you in so many ways except that I do not believe that I have come out of that shell.

I went through some serious identity crises in my 20's and slowly but surely have come to accept me the way God created me to be without trying to be like others. In fact, early on I thought I was weird because others around were more outgoing, bold (nothing wrong with that) and I was the one who would always shy away.

I remain a person of very few words but will speak up when there's a real need to. I am more comfortable with 'me' now knowing that my worth and value come from Christ. It's a long journey.

Now as for you, I love the way you are able to intertwine simple things and bring them to life. Your real gifts and talents are on display - the masterpiece is out there for all to see..."For we are God's workmanship".

Love you dearest one.

Myriam

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Hey Sister Myriam, if you are a woman of few words, why do you have an Incredible Blog and Tons of Friends on FB (smile)

Someone is speaking on your behalf!

Love and hugs
your big sister!

Thy Word Is A Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Another perspective - another way to look at life. You are probably right.
I just got your email about the comment on FB.

Guess what? I came to work today to find out that Facebook is blocked because it's the #2 site visited by all employees at the hospital.

Thank you so much.

Have a blessed day!

Tea With Tiffany said...

I relate to the way you were. It's great to be free and bold for Christ. I'm loving it.

May you continue to find boldness as you let Him live out loud in you on your blog and in life.