Thursday, February 3, 2011

Recovery, Restoration and His Image

It's late for me, but as it is right now, I can't sleep. So, I made myself some hot chocolate and sat down beside the fire. There's a lot going on inside my head right now, and I have found that constant prayer is a given. There's a lot going on with some friends of mine too, and they need prayer. I have been challenged in my walk with God to take a hard look at where I am in life, and seek where He wants me to step next. His light continues to shine on a path that I find challenging to walk at times, because it means going in a direction I did not anticipate. It means holding others accountable for their words or actions in a way that mirrors integrity. It means being bold in the Spirit and speaking. It means upholding my morals as God's child.
If I am walking in the light of God, what does that look like for me? It means that I understand the absolutes of right thinking, behavior, conduct, ethics, and standards.  It means I do the right things. It means I live in a state of integrity, which is doing what I say I'm going to do. I keep my promises. I set goals and I achieve them. I'm responsible. It means I will have healthy emotional and sexual boundaries.  If I am walking in His light, and growing in Him, I will be able to hand over to Him my emotions for Him to safeguard.  I will not lash out in anger or defensiveness. I will take responsibility for my outlook and my perspective. I will live in a state of recovery, which means restoration to health. Everyday, I will live in continued growth and trust in God. Seeing what God wants to change or do in my life and then participating with Him. It's an ongoing journey, I've discovered. It's all about relationship with God and others, and responding to those relationships in love.
Tonight as I bring my heart to His throne, I am praying for all of these things to be evident in my life.  I am praying that I will choose to forgive those that have hurt me. I am praying for His life to pulsate through my veins and invigorate me with wholeness. I am praying for the mourning that I feel, to turn into Joy. His peace to reign over me when the times are rough and rocky.
Father, as I go to yet another meeting on Thursday, I ask for Your power to be deep within me.  Your love to shine from my being, and your words to be strong and powerful upon my lips. Remind me often, Father, who I am and what Your desires are for me, In You. Give me life and the ability to walk in Your Image.
Say That Again Jesus, and enable me to hear Your words of love.


  1. Dear B, I read this post with tears. How is it that
    your words mirror my own hearts cry? You put into words my own longing. Think I'll print this and put it on my wall! Blessings, Jaynee

  2. And I pray for your Thursday meeting to go well. You do not go alone! May God grant you His favor and peace.

  3. This passage came to mind as I read through this entry in your blog and I wanted to share it with you ... "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." Philippians 4:8-9 ... Praying with you that you feel the peace, light and love of Jesus as you continue on your walk with Him, thank you Lord, in Jesus name, Amen.


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