Friday, August 26, 2011

The Crown

Earlier this summer when I went to North Carolina one of the women in my speakers group gave me a crown necklace. She hands them out as part of her ministry, and I found it to be so beautiful, that I wanted to share it with my friends too. I ordered more of her necklaces and have been sharing crowns ever since! There have been many days that I have felt like I fell down and lost my crown, if you know what I mean. And, I've had to crawl to the throne in confession asking God to forgive me for the many faults and wrongs. God, being the awesome God that He is reminds me that He never did remove the crown, He has crowned me with a crown of glory as His child that will never change.
It reminds me of a conversation I had with one of our sons. He was feeling left out of the family because of a chain of events, and there were things that needed to be said. I needed to tell him that he had never been uninvited. Nothing, from our point of view had changed. We always loved him, always will, and nothing can ever change that. He is crowned in our family, and no one can take that crown away from him. But, he has to believe it! He has to take the gift and live within the family.
I have to wear the crown, take the gift, and live within God's family. I have to believe I am His. I have to sit at His right hand and live IN His authority. I have to allow the power of His Spirit to work within me, it's all my choice.
I can give all my friends the crown, but it's up to them whether or not they wear it. Or even if they accept it. It's a beauty. I gave my daughter the crown necklace, and she gave me a funny look and said "I don't really want a crown necklace. I'd rather have a rock monster!" Thus the Lego aisle.
Jesus, Say that Again, You have crowned me with your glory. You are so good!

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