We all gathered together for time for ourselves. To be at one with one another, in search of God and Spiritual Whitespace as my friend from across the miles, Bonnie Gray, calls it. A book club with hearts unfolding before God.
As I showered prior to our time together I heard something in my innermost being. So I decided I would use it to open our time together.
She had gotten here earlier than the rest and said, “You don’t have to do that.” I knew, but it had meaning. So I stroked my lashes with blue eye shadow.
I told the group that in my effort to find intimacy with God I often wore makeup. A little moisturizer to even out the wrinkles in our relationship. Some foundation to hide the blemishes and redness of shame, and mascara to be someone I’m not. Trying to dress up my spiritual life.
I wondered if they experienced the same thing. Something standing in-between them and God who knew everything. A lack of authenticity.
So we all silenced our hearts and turned our eyes upon Jesus. We chose my truth playlist and hit random to let God speak to our hearts. This is what God had to say:
Healer | Kari Jobe: https://youtu.be/Yzejd6r9DwEhttps://youtu.be/Yzejd6r9DwE
What is standing in-between your heart and God’s? Will you believe Him for healing in that place?
♡ Melinda McCray
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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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