A Pearl of Great Price

Has anyone ever told you how awesome you are?
This video makes me cry every time...

"The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls...
and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it."
Matthew 13:45-46

You are that pearl.
No matter what shape, size or color.
You are beautiful, precious and of great value. 

His love for you is so deep.
Nothing can separate you from Him.

"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come,
nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing,
will be able to separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." 
Romans 8:37-39

You gave me hope
You made me whole
At the cross
You took my place
You showed me grace
At the cross where You died for me

And His glory appears
Like the light from the sun
And age to age He shines
Oh look to the skies
And hear the angels cry
Singing Holy is the Lord
Image Source: Pearls, His Love For You



I will give thanks to You,
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
Psalm 139:14


Woman at the Well

Have you ever felt broken? Shattered beyond repair and desperately wanting to be whole? But the more you prayed about something, the worse it got? You wondered if God was even hearing your prayers?

Well, that's how I was feeling. Until today. I had a 'woman at the well' encounter, and it was one of the most profound, healing experiences I have ever had. I was on my way to the altar this morning for prayer when a woman headed me off at the pass, so I stood in the front row, waiting my turn, and suddenly, the man (directly) behind me began to pray. At first, I wasn't paying attention, and then I realized he was praying for me... or, at least it sounded like he was... he was praying very specific things that were big on my heart... like he KNEW me.

So, after the service, I walked over and told him, "I don't know who you were praying for, but that was exactly what I needed." He took my hand and told me that God had told him to pray for me, and he began to pray for me again. This time his wife joined him and they continued to pray together, for things that were so deep inside of me, things that had happened to me, that only God could know. 

By the time they finished praying, I felt like the woman at the well who had met Jesus for the very first time and He knew everything about her. Not in a bad, invasive way. But in a beautiful, healing, comforting way... things I have been asking God about and begging for answers to, and He met me right there, using someone I've never even seen before...

I want you to know today that God hears your every prayer, He sees you where you are, He saves your every tear, and He cares so deeply for you. He longs to heal you~ body, mind and soul... your heart, your family, your every single need. Never, ever believe the lies of the enemy that you are nothing to God, and that your life is not important. He made you in His image and He loves you with an everlasting love. So, rest in Him. Trust in Him. Abide in Him. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

Worship Him and let Him give you rest...

Broken China via Etsy.com


Not Of This World

I'm ready to go home.
How about you?

"They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world."
John 17:16


God is Love

For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

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