Before the very first Christmas my First Love gave to me grace, love, and mercy.
Ephesians 1:4 tells US we were chosen before the foundation of the world to inherit salvation and abundant life in Christ.
God does not want any to perish but to come to the knowledge of the free gift of saving grace, love, and mercy.
This Christmas share the knowledge of His grace. Start a conversation by asking them how they celebrate the holidays and share this verse with them.
For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.
Sing the first line of this post to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas to remember how loved you have been since before the foundation of the earth.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I ordained you a prophet to the nation’s.
Blessings Beloved. ♡Melinda
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Really y’all I’m just another Samaritan woman seeking living water and pouring out where I see need for encouragement. I am 48, mother to four girls ages 16-26, Gigi to the most handsome 2-year-old little boy, Fibromyalgia warrior, minister, writer, and a lifetime learner.
I am writing my first book, slowly but surely, six chapters in, as our blessed first love has called me to share His glory in my story. I feel lost in that familiar desert place, and thankful for the manna that is there miraculously every day. I am overcoming hour by hour the condemning voices of the enemy and learning to love myself. It has been an arduous journey. This wordsmith journey, but so worth it.
I became a licensed minister in 2010. However, I do not currently work in the ministry. I share Christ's love through devotional blogging. I have a degree in Church Ministry, was pursuing my degree in Christian Care and Counseling at Oral Roberts University, but now am pursuing Life Coaching, and Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practioner Certifications and a business license.
I am a certified women’s biblical counselor through the Extraordinary Women's program at Light University. I am working on their Addiction and Recovery program now too. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment with a wealth of life experiences with which I can minister comfort to others.
I'm a lover of a good book, writing, singing, and music, and my nemesis is the perpetual laundry pile.
Blessings to you and yours,
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