I have been reflecting a lot lately. Feel like I am being called back to when I first began not this journey with Rethreaded, but my journey with Jesus. It’s my passion in life for people (specifically women) to know that they are God's child. Tonight as i got to share about the vision of Rethreaded and remember back to my days at saribari and even before saribari i was reminded again WHY this is my passion. IIs because that is what Jesus has spoken to me over and over again, all my life. " You are worthy. You are forgiven. You are beautiful. You are treasured. I will never leave you nor forsake you”.
I had breakfast with a dear friend this morning who is a counselor. She was sharing about her group counseling session that she led the night before. She was talking about taking our "darkest hour" and letting it be redeemed. She was reflecting about a women in the group who recalled her darkest hour when she was raped. this women had never ever in her whole life told anyone or shared what had happened to her. The women who shared cried and it was healing for her.
It made me reflect on my own darkest hour. and i remember back to the days of when i was drinking all the time. when i was so desperate for someone to love me that i would get drunk and do things i would later regret. I remember being shameful. I remember being so angry. and i also remember what it was like to hear those words from God, " I forgive you because i love you. You are my child. You are mine. You are worthy of my love. You are mine. You are mine." It was so surprising. So real. So new. I remember thinking about how unlovable i felt. and then Jesus reaching in and wrecking my heart with GRACE.
I feel like as Rethreaded is starting to grow and I am hearing more and more stories of the women, i can once again be reminded of where i have come from, I am reminded of how my darkest hour feels like it has been so dang redeemed and replaced with a passion for people to know who they are created to be. Its been replaced with a desire to introduce people to a Jesus that does not condemn but accepts and sets people free. The Jesus that i know The Jesus that has never left me or forsaken me, or made fun of me, or condemned me……The Jesus that has pursued my heart and fought for me. This is the God that i know. This is the God that i want the women of Rethreaded to experience. This is why i am so dang passionate about Rethreaded. because Love wins. I know this because Love persues me and has won my heart. Can't wait for Love to sew a new story for us all.
Just needed to share that tonight.
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