Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Necklace//Very old

As the season changes, I've began to think more about my own life and the changes that have occurred. God is faithful.  My journey hasn't been one of ease. There have been more brick walls than needed to construct a house. Many times it was due to my own stubbornness. Wanting to have it my way. Not acknowledging Christ and allowing Him to be Lord of my life. No longer. I've been pursuing Christ diligently and He has rescued me.

Psalm 116:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)

6 The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He helped and saved me.

Someone wrote a comment on my Facebook page yesterday that I was Ms. Palm Beach Diva and I replied, "that I am just a small town country girl living the life only God could give me". I've written a few times on my blog about where I come from, my childhood and the struggles of single parenting. Those times of testing should have broken me but God had plans for all my troubles. So this morning as I was preparing for work and praying, I started to reflect on that comment. In doing so, I started to tear up. I began to count up all  the miraculous things God has done for me and my family. Innumerable.  I'm talking about saving lives from death, from long prison sentences, from losing everything, surviving multiple deaths in the past 4 years, allowing me to parent a well rounded manner-able, handsome son on a teacher budget...I could go on and on. Those are some of the B I G things. I have a car, a job, a comfy apartment to sleep in. Nope, I don't own a home and that makes me what? Mortgage free baby! I have a relationship with both of my parents, my siblings and I are like quads even though we range in age. There are so many people who don't have strong connections with family.

Then I began to think about how my life could be. If God allowed the wrong choices I've made some recently and others many many years ago to play out. I'd be in a mess. Be a mess. Fallen. Lost. Like a ship being tossed on a stormy sea with no direction. Yet, because of His love for me. He didn't let me fall all the way down. He gave me some cushion when he went on the cross to cover my sins, faults and the areas I would fail.

God is my greatest partner in every season of my life. As we head into Fall (well not really here in South Florida) and the days become darker quicker and colder and you bundle up and layer to remain warm, protected and comfy know that our Heavenly Father is standing by waiting for your total dependence on him. He will keep you warm when the winters of life blow. He will warp you comfortably in peace when the storms are raging, the leaves (problems) are swirling all around you and you feel uncovered. He is your protection. He is the One who lights your path when it gets dark and you can't see the right road to travel.

Psalm 119:130a Amplified Bible (AMP)

130 The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light

Let Him walk through the seasons of life with you.

Psalm 34:18The Message (MSG)
If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.


Style & Poise said...

Love this look....those pants are lovely!

LV said...

Such inspiring words and I could not agree more. As always you look PHENOMENAL!!!!!

Kerissa said...

Thank you darling. You know I'm more of a skirt girl but these were too cute to leave on the clearance rack and they made the perfect backdrop for God's message. Have a terrific Tuesday!

Kerissa said...

And that is why I'm here to encourage someone. Our agreement together confirmation that GOD is real, faithful and cares about our walk through life...every season of it! I look God because God is better than any good I can do. Have a terrific Tuesday!

Unknown said...

Man you should get paid because I would purchase that entire outfit. Sad to say I tried to find those pants online. No luck. Waah! You always look great.

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