God’s Girls by Darlene Minshew


I want to warmly welcome my sweet friend Darlene today. She has a heart for hurting women and takes action to help in the community and church. Darlene is active in our county’s women’s prison ministry, women’s shelter and food pantry. She gives hands and feet to Jesus’ love. Welcome her today here at Grace Full Women.

 

I am one of God’s Girls who had lost her way. Over the years God has brought me to many others like myself, so misinformed and utterly confused. These were women who had been saved at a young age then lost their way in the rebellion of their youth.

Our world is consumed with self-indulgence and feel good movements. We let the ways of the world take the place of God in our lives, wanting to just fit in. Utterly afraid to stand out for God, to let the world know we were different.

Many of us falsely believe we can earn or lose our salvation based on our performance, ever
grasping to achieve an unattainable perfection. Some of us placing God on a pedestal so far out of reach we gave up on reaching him long ago. This causes us to come to the conclusion that we can’t be good enough. Then slowly beginning to give in to our sins, surrendering to our flesh we lose our way, feeling we have no hope.

The good news is He never gave up on us.  He was there with us the whole time.

 Gently calling us home.

 Tugging softly on our heart strings.

 Showing us His love through the kindness of a stranger. 

 Trying to bless us with a glimpse into the future He wants to give us.

 Wanting us to see the beautiful women He sees when we look at our reflections in the mirror.

 Reminding us we are His.  

 Gently pulling us back to Him so that we can be restored.

Because He sent His Son Jesus to the cross to die for our sins, to pay the punishment for all of our wrongs, nothing we can do can cause God to take back our salvation.  Nothing can take us out of the book of life once we are His. Nothing!

No matter how far away from Him you try to go, you can never remove yourself from God’s embrace.  Even if you’ve done so much you hate yourself to the point you can’t look at yourself in the mirror. He still loves you.

The Father wants to restore, protect, guide, supply your every need, and carry every burden. He wants a personal relationship with you, a relationship of unconditional love. He will never leave you or forsake you. Let Him restore your life.

From one of God’s Girls to another let me say this from my heart to yours, “It is time to come home.”

“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be
alert; be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out!
Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in
the bad lands.” ISA 43:18-19

 

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