and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 4:24 NKJV
I glare over from my quiet time and see a heap of a mess staring back at me. The placemat the children and I made in Bible study together. Actually, it is the one I made as an example. It lies upon my Messianic prayer shawl that I wear on the hard days or nights.
It screams the message that prayer shawl represents.
I AM AN IMPERFECT PERSON LOVED BY A PERFECT GOD.
It tops the stack of files not attended to in my work bag, and the file box and the file safe.
And though some might want to straighten it all out. I decide, “Not me.”
I’m done with straightening everything out so it looks just tidy for others. Finally, I could care less who sees that I’m imperfect.
Because if I was perfect I wouldn’t need Jesus. I wouldn’t need God, and I’m not giving him up for pretend perfection.
I used to dress up and pretend with the best of them, and I still dress up. It is just differently.
I put on Jesus, and thank God I’m learning to love imperfect me.
Feeling imperfect? Put on the perfect One who loves and lives for imperfect you. His strength of perfection can only be made perfect in our weakness.
We are complete in Christ.
Colossians 2:10 NKJV
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Published by Melinda
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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