“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.”Isaiah 61:3 KJV
This scripture text is where the name of this blog originated from. This text is dear to my heart, because it has all the makings for a funeral. You see, there is mourning, there are ashes, and heaviness which are adjacent to a death. I know what your probably thinking. Where is she going with this, and what is good about this? Well, where there is death, there is life! Where there is mourning, there is the oil of joy. Where there is heaviness, there is praise. Where there are ashes and sack cloths, there are beautiful garments of salvation.
My God has the ability to make dead things live again. I believe he specializes in this area. God makes it his great mission to seek out for the hurting, mourning, lost, bitter souls of this world. I know first hand, because I was one of those people. I was lost, hurting, and felt so alone. I never prayed to God, due to feeling like God had rejected me. When all along I was the one who rejected him. I blamed him for my hurtful past, and gave up seeking his help for anything. I felt dead inside, and mourned over my life.
I remember hitting my rock bottom, or like my friend calls it ” My light switch came on.” Where I woke up to the fact I couldn’t make it on my own. I can take you to the spot where I reached out to God for help, in hopes he would hear a sinner girl’s prayer. He not only heard me, but came running with open arms! He claimed me again as his own!
From that day forward I was brought back to life. I walked the road of destruction, but ran down the road of redemption. All the dead things was buried under his name, and up came a calling and purpose. So I say again. My God has the ability to make dead things live again.
This blog is my voice. To share my testimony, in hopes of helping others. Also, to document my Christian journey of new life, new purpose, healing, restoration, sobriety, and getting closer to God with each passing day. I hope you all enjoy the blog! God bless, in Jesus Name!