Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Major Beauty isn't about Outerwear

Bishop Frederick Shimpan
God has been doing dynamic things in my life. Two weeks ago I was honored to share in honoring my Pastor as he was elevated to the office of Bishop. When I was asked at church to be a part of the ceremony I was dumbfounded. I mean this is a 300 member church and I, little ole me, the country girl living her GOD given dream, the one who amens the loudest and finishes the minister’s thought or yells out his next one before he is able to?  Yeah I was shocked that I was considered.

Just goes to show when it is your time to stand before GOD's people and be in the presence of great men and women who carry the gospel of Jesus Christ, nothing will prevent it. Coming up to the service, I kept pondering why I was chosen. It wasn’t that I can’t read scripture. It wasn’t that I felt I had arrived and been invited into what some people think is the “it” club in the church. I’m a PK (preacher’s kid) so I was born into it and decided to refuse my card. I’d rather serve and work for every success.

And then it dawned on me. Pastor chose people he felt would support his new position and the new journey the church is headed on as we continue to serve the community. For those who really know me, you know I love serving especially children. This generation is certainly in need of role models, prayer warriors and committed individuals & groups who won’t quit and give up on them.

The evening after the service I was showering and I begin to weep. I was just so full of joy. The ceremony was beautiful. I know saying it was beautiful seems minor but I've been in church all my life, seen weddings, funerals, revivals, miracles and met famous singers, musicians but nothing measured up to the presence of GOD in Winners Church that night. It was as if all of heaven was rejoicing with us as the events unfolded. It was a perfect day in the Kingdom.

I cried tears of joy because GOD allowed me to be in a place, position that I never dreamed about and I’m a DREAMER! I concluded that moment was just a glimpse of the plans GOD has for me (Jeremiah 29:11). Despite leaving my job this year feeling like I had been kicked in the gut and demoted to nothing, it came down to my identity being living as GOD’s girl. That in itself is the most glam life I can every live!

I don't want you to stop by here and see me all dolled up and click through my post thinking clothes are as deep as I get. When you build a career and you start to excel and the wind is snatched out of your sail, you can tumble if you don't know who you are, what is your purpose, what is/are your gift(s) and consult GOD as your journey. The facts point to one conclusion. GOD has chosen me to bless me and you too if you are ready. 

Are you ready?

Air Kisses,


Roodlyne said...

Praise God! God is good, I feel the same way every time I get asked to do something, anything...
BTW you missed a zero LOL it 3000+ members.
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises up the poor from the dust;
he lifts the needy from the ash heap
to make them sit with princes
and inherit a seat of honor.

(JIN) Love, Loss & Lacquer said...

This is beautiful - you touched my heart today

LA Lynn's said...

Simply beautiful... Many are called but few are chosen!!!! U R the chosen one & no matter how much you run from your calling it will ALWAYS be there. Use your gifts as you have already done in this POST and continue to bless others with your words, presence, and just a simple smile. :-)

~Wishing you many blessings and elevation in The Kingdom... thanks for sharing!!! *GOD BLESS*

Anonymous said...

Rejoicing with you!

Unknown said...

Beautiful post!!! How awesome!

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Awesome post! You look lovely!

Style Chic 360 said...

Congrats on being chosen. You look marvelous!

simplychic said...

what a fabulous opportunity. you are truly blessed, as we all are :)

and honey, that outfit is pure perfection! seriously.

enter my giveaway for a fabulous bow skirt

The Honeyroom said...

Great post those words were right on time and you looked beautiful too!

Kerissa said...

You all are too kind. I'm humbled you take the time to read the post and even comment. Sometimes there are just pressings things I must share from the heart. I am encouraged and uplifted when I learn a lesson that makes me a better divamom.

Juanette said...

Words cannot express how deeply I was moved by this post. I sometimes wonder if people come to my blog and identify me as shallow for posting photos of my outfits when I know that there are so many other layers that they don't see. You are such a beautiful person both inside and out, I love seeing your spirit in your posts.

Kerissa said...

@Juanette, why you gotta go and make me cry??!!?! I admire you so much. Love you stories and the style. I can tell you are more than what you wear (in my Indie.Arie voice). Thankful the blogsphere gave me you!! Xo.

Anonymous said...

I'm really glad for you. What a nice clutch you have wow really ! I was wondering where you got it from ? (if it's online, can you please pass me the link because really, this is a GREAT bag !!)

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