There are few things that bring greater joy in my life, than seeing a light go on in the heart of a woman struggling.
When I say, Light going on, I talking about, that moment then it clicks, that they are not a failure – no matter how bad it has been.
I remember when the Light went on in my heart. It was like a burst of energy of unknown proportion. Like the energy that comes when water bursts through a dam. Mighty water that comes up fast, taking out all of the dead trees and loose debris, and dragging it downstream –Everything without a solid foundation is grabbed up and removed.
The light, at that time, was realizing that I was not a total misfit in this world. Not that I was in any way perfect. But, all of the sorrows and poor decisions had made in life, God had made a provision – God planned to use all of this for good.
Every place I have planted my foot, every choice I made, God worked it into His equation for my life!
Equation – the act of making equal or balanced.
Whatever my individual equation is, it is different from anyone else’s. God identified my personality and wrote an equation that would bring balance to my life and cause me to arrive at the perfect answer.
If A =B, and B=C, then A=C.
“For my daughter Diane, When she chooses A and places it with B, then I will bring along C to go with her B, and then her A and my C will be my perfect plan for her.
God’s light went off in my heart, so greatly, that it washed away much of the self-loathing that I held and believed, for so many years.
God’s Word said, “ I am perfectly made.” (Psalm 139:14)
All of the things that I called faults, personality imperfections, and areas where I believed that I was a brick-short-of-a-truckload, – God called, Perfectly Made. He added all of that into the equation of who He created me to be.
What we call faults, He calls perfectly made.
Our imperfections are made perfect, when we cling to Christ. TWEET THIS
When we are clinging to Him, He begins to perfect us in Christ – Because at that point, it is no longer us, but Christ in us.
At-my-best = Broken still,
Broken still = needing Christ,
At-my-best = needing Christ
A = B, B = C, then A = C
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I am NOT one for math Diane, but you state it so perfectly…”At-my-best=Broken still,
and Broken-still= needing Christ,then At-my-best= needing Christ. Beatifully written.
Caryn, the crazy thing,is that I have needed a tutor in math all of my life. But recently, God is allowing the numbers to make sense to me! Thank you for commenting!
Ok, so as you can imagine, I love math (yes, I know, I’m twisted). So I LOVED your equation!
Hugs to you today, my sweet friend!
Susan ( laughgin) I knew you would “get” this one! Hugs to you too!
Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and photos…very inspiring!
Thank you Nancy! So nice to have you here!
Oh I pray that the “light goes on” for every woman. I appreciate your thoughts and your beautiful photos!
Thank you, Diane! It is so nice to have you here!
Oh, yes, He uses it all. Lovely, Diane. Your images are gorgeous. Hugs in all those holy equations.
Thank you Laura! Love having you here!
I’m terrible at math… but I actually get this equation! Love it! Thank you for having a heart to pour Jesus into women… We need Him so!
Blessings to you ~ Mary
I’m visiting via Jennifer’s today!
Thank you Mary@WomantoWoman for stopping by to visit! I love having you here. I had a math tutor all of my life, but once in awhile, God allows me a measure of math understanding. I think I was taught that particular equation in Geometry.
Amazing, Diane. Really.
Thank you for being a light, for using your words to work Truth into my heart. I adore this post!
And I adore you.
You Bless me kristen Strong. Thank you.
I love this Diane! You spoke right to my heart. Words I need to remember. His works are wonderful! Thank you!
I hope you have a beautiful weekend, Beth.
Beautiful encouragement here, always. Today is no exception. Thank you!
Jennifer, you too are a blessing to me! Thank you!
Beautiful!!! And your pics steal my heart. They look like my home right here on the Gulf Coast.
Thank you Alene, In What part of the Gulf do yo live?