When I was little, I thought that I was literally a piece of my mom and dad. If only things were that easy. Unfortunately and fortunately, our experiences and relationships add up to how we react, who we are, and often; who we become. Different people react to the same situation very differently.
Somewhere along my rocky path, I learned that I needed to be a peace-maker. This was imbedded in me so strongly that I would make peace at all costs, using manipulation, controlling behaviors and yes, outright lies. I wish I could say that when I found JESUS and accepted HIM in my life, I let all that go. However, I cannot. It is something I struggle with every day. BUT, each of those days my white-knuckled grasp onto that concept is slowly being released. I thought and acted like a prisoner of who I was – who I became.
Sometimes we see GOD in relation to how we see our world. It is hard but necessary to understand that GOD is much bigger than who we have become and who we are. GOD is bigger than our faults, our weaknesses and everything about us. Rest in HIM. GOD provides the key to unlock you from your prison of condemnation; to free us from the world’s way and forgive us when we fall.
Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am he who blots out
your transgressions, for my own sake,
and remembers your sins no more.
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.