Saturday, July 12, 2008

His Princess

"I Found Joy in a BIG God" Part Ten

I've heard some people described as "a party waiting to happen". I know this personality exists because I had the pleasure of encountering the origin of this definition just a couple of weeks ago.

Clicking on to her blog for the first time, immediately I knew I had found a kindred spirit. You see, on the side bar of her blog was a beautiful Princess crown. For those of you who don't know me well, let me explain the significance of this small detail.

When I was a little girl, I would dream of being a Princess. I would sit mesmerized as I watched movies like Cinderella and The Frog Prince, captivated by castles, tiaras and gowns. When I was 8 years old I asked the King of Kings into my life, but unfortunately, as years passed, I began living like a pauper within my own kingdom.

Doubts, insecurities, depression, worthlessness all could have described my daily existence. I'll never forget the day God's love broke through my darkness and for the first time I began to comprehend just how much God loved me. From that day forward I have surrounded myself with visuals of who I am in Christ. I have Princess pillows, mirrors, signs, mugs, stationery, key chains, car antenna toppers, jewelry, etc... I need that constant reminder to keep me from slipping back down the slippery slope of insecurity.

That is why, upon seeing the delightful crown on this blog, I wanted to stay for a visit. I began leaving comments and she responded. One day I shared with her my overwhelming fear of flying and she was so kind to encourage me with scripture passages and ideas to do on the plane that would occupy my mind and keep my focus on my real pilot - Christ. She shared with me her own personal flying story in the "cracker box" airplane her son was piloting. She indeed could empathize with my anxieties. If her schedule allowed, she even offered to celebrate my victory in Charlotte with an arrival party at the airport. This message came complete with party hats and blow horns!

I was so excited when I discovered that I would be attending one of the sessions she was leading. Saturday morning I couldn't walk to her room quick enough - and there she was - as pretty as a real Princess - trying to get her microphone adjusted correctly. Yes, even royalty experience technical difficulties. As I introduced myself, she just threw her warms around me in a great, big welcoming hug.




Zoe, you truly are His Princess. You are absolutely adorable, inside and out. I sat spellbound as you shared. The title of your workshop alone is the cry of my heart - "Dare to Be Dangerous"! Zoe, there isn't a dangerous bone in my body, but you admonished me to go from "coward to conqueror".

The story you shared of your field of dreams as God surprised you with countless bouquets of His love will forever remain written across my heart. You are an example to me of a woman of prayer. As His Princess you acknowledge the need of your King and daily bow before His throne. All great Princess work overflows from time spent in His Throne Room.

Thank you for royally accepting me. You are His precious heir and your life regally displays your majestic inheritance.

And now, I pray for you,
"For this reason, since the day I heard about you, I have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And I pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the heritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued you from the dominion of darkness and brought you into the kingdom of the Son he loves." Col.1:9-13

Love, hugs and prayers,
Joy

To any of my dear friends reading this today, would you pray for my friend Zoe. She recently lost her Daddy and I know she would appreciate your prayers. Love and thanks.

4 comments:

Mariel said...

what a precious friendship built on the truths of God!

I just found your blog and absolutely love it...very cute design and precious place to visit!

Zoe said...

Sweetest Joy,
Thank you for your prayers and wonderful encouragment to me, they have sustained me through this loss.
You, my friend are a gift beyond words.
Tom and I are just back from one business trip and leave in a few days for another.
I've got clothes to wash, thank you notes to write and work to prepare for.
Thank you for sharing your heart; I'm confident the Lord will use it to encourage others.
Love you,
Zoe

Marilyn said...

Joy,
I can't wait to visit Zoe's website for myself! I need some of that "Dare to be Dangerous" philosophy in my own life!

Marilyn

Yolanda said...

Joy,

TODAY I dared to be dangerous. My posting is dangerous, and yet I know that I know it is something real and tangible. GOD, living and breathing for GOD HIMself!

Love,
Yolanda