Where do I begin? How do I begin to share some of the most intimate details of my life — this incredibly exciting life with God and with man? Every time I pick up my computer and I begin to write — when the unction and my muse nudges me — beautiful words and remembrances come to mind, and I write them out. I defy the gravity of the enemy’s claws trying to hold me down and stifle my thought processes. The enemy may try to jumble my thoughts and he may try to make me feel ashamed to admit certain decisions that I’ve made in life. But I push up — deeper into THE LAYERS OF ME and I begin to worship — with every stroke of the pen and every tap of my fingers on the keyboard. I say, Abba God, tell me what I am to say. Instruct me and be glorified in the telling — in poetry, prose and photographs.
In my heart, my desire is that everyone who joins with me, while reading this journey, will then share and experience their own love affair with Jesus and develop an even more intimate trust in Him. We are all His workmanship and we are all under construction for the glory, praise and good pleasure of Him who loves us.
So, please come and enjoy this blessed journey with God, His Word and His people, in poetry, prose, and photos!
THE LAYERS OF ME
The layers of me are the kingdom of God that is within me. This is not some isolated physical place. It is literally in me. It is where the abundance of God’s resources are. It is where His Kingdom is set up.
Therefore, I should never focus on any apparent lack in my life because Jesus doesn’t. The loaves and the fish, paying taxes to Caesar, the alabaster jar, the widow’s oil.
The layers of me: I can touch God, I can reach Him, I can hear God’s still small voice within me. I can taste and see that He is good. I can smell the sweet fragrance of His very presence. I can see God.
I can touch God’s heart with my worship and prayers. I can grieve the Holy Spirit by my disobedience, complacency, and lack of faith.
Love, God is love. And He lavishes His love on my life. It seeps through every layer of my being — my thoughts, my skin and bones, my soul and spirit. I’m drenched in God’s love throughout time and space, inside and out.
The boundaries of my life, both temporal and geographic, are determined by God’s grace, love and mercy.
The layers of me…
…nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is! ‘ or, ‘There it is! ‘ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst. (Luke 17:21 NASB)
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23 NASB)
I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. (John 17:23 NASB)