Monday, March 20, 2017

JESUS GIVES BEAUTY FOR ASHES.





JESUS GIVES BEAUTY FOR ASHES
(Isaiah 61:3)

I don’t know much about beginning a blog and I know even less about the logistics of building a website, but the one thing I am confident in is the experience of finding and claiming your voice.  I’ve struggled for months with deciding upon the content of my blog and to be honest I don’t have a clue as to what this will turn into.  All I know is that today I woke up and the first thought that came to my mind while in bed was, “JESUS GIVES BEAUTY FOR ASHES.” I walked around all day with this prompting: share what is in your heart.

At the beginning of my adult life, I walked away from my faith.  I didn’t realize that I was rejecting the love of my Savior.  And I didn’t realize that I was also willingly giving up my voice.  I traded those precious things for relationships that God never intended me to invest in and moments that quickly fled, only to leave me empty and alone.  Both of which were/are outside of God’s will for my life.  They are outside of God’s will for your life too.  But good news: If you are outside of that will, JESUS GIVES BEAUTY FOR ASHES.

Two years ago I reclaimed my identity in Christ.  With that came a voice I never imagined could ever be mine.  It is stronger.  It is more confident.  It is diligent and passionate.  It is driven and rooted in Jesus.  Each time the memory of my time away from God attempts to take that voice from me, Jesus reassures me, strengthens me, and empowers me.  A voice that is used to glorify God can never be stripped away.  So this is where my blog begins.  This is my voice. This is my platform to share the love I have for Christ.  This is my space to share my experience with the living God.  

I’m Ceci and I have something priceless to share with you.  I believe in the cause of Christ.  I believe that Jesus saves, restores, and transforms.  I believe that JESUS GIVES BEAUTY FOR ASHES. He’s done it for me and He can do it for you. I hope you stay tuned :)

In Christ, Ceci

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