((Truth Through The Tree))
The Lord shared with me one night while I was sitting in the stillness of the night with just my Christmas tree all lit up. As I have been struggling with understanding Gods next step for me and lacking faith in trusting that he has a plan that is better than any plan or dream that I could ever formulate! He showed me the Christmas tree but as he showed me the beauty of the tree he took me too one of the lower ornaments and spoke to me and said "this one is you in this season of your life and I know you can only see a few of the gifts and blessings I have given you but there is another perspective I want you to see.
So, he brought me to the perspective in the couch where I was sitting. He said so beautifully that what I see from that view is what He sees. The tree was so big and lush and scorned so beautifully with lights and ornaments. He said this is what I see, I see what I am adorning you with and the things that I have not fully given you the grace to see yet, but know that I am waiting for the fullness of time to give you other views and perspectives. He has already adorned me with every gift from above and has some pretty cool gifts to give in my future.
As I looked at the small bow, I thought about my daughter(s) and how I desired for her to know Jesus. He showed me the small church ornament and I was in a spirit of thanksgiving for my local church PCC and the worldwide church. In addition, my eyes moved toward a nest with eggs and thought about all my future children and amazing husband that God is preparing for me and just broke into tears with thanksgiving. He saved t he best till last, and took my eyes to almost the top of the tree where there was a cross and spoke so clearly that all those gifts are given to ultimately bring glory back to him and live in a posture of thanksgiving and worship!
I was so blown away by his grace in showing me what he sees in me and to give me that peace and confidence in Him that he has got me and I will never go hungry or thirsty or in need of anything, he will fulfill in me what he started and my ultimate purpose is to bring him glory. As I was finishing my prayer, I opened my eyes to see the lights on the tree before anything else and in that moment he confirmed that the most important thing I should reflect and shine is th light of Jesus and that be what people first see when they look at me. All the other things should just be confirmation that my God is the King and he is the way the truth and the life and there is no other god before him and he deserves all the worship and praise.
I encourage all who read this blog to examine what you reflect, is it all the worldly stuff or is it the light and truth of Jesus? Last, in the stillness just thank God for giving you a glimpse of his bigger story for you and all that he is doing and has done for you!may God show more of himself to you and that you continue to be obedient and moldable for him to do immeasurably more in and through you.
(So thankful for this truth and for Jamie Lea sharing this piece of treasure with you and me. I loved how Jesus spoke to her through the Christmas tree and it touched me and I pray it touches you as well!)
In His Love
"He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.