30 Days of Truth: Sparkle like jewels in a crown.

Truth #9:  Sparkle like jewels in a crown.

The Lord their God will save his people on that day as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown. Zechariah 9:16 NIV

I didn’t know anything about princesses.  On our first family trip to Disney, I felt guilty because I didn’t know all of the princesses names or even their story.  I couldn’t relate to a princess and I certainly never felt like a princess.

And then one day when I was reading Zechariah 9 in the Message, my hopes met His promises in a big way.  My King was coming for me. I took that entire passage and personalized it.

My King will:

Make all things right, offer peace, release me from my hopeless cell, fill me with hope and return everything I lost – twice over. He will protect me and save the day! He will rescue me. I’ll become like gemstones in a crown – catching all the colors of the sun.  I’ll shine, shimmer, and glow.

When I started to see Jesus not just as a King, but as MY King, it helped me to see myself as His princess, even when I didn’t feel like it! It was in this beautiful dance where I discovered with each step as I move with Him, I have to cling to the truth that He is King and Lord of my life and that I am His daughter, His princess. PINK became a visual reminder to me of who I am in Christ. I wore pink often to help me remember that I am not green. I may feel green from shame, but I am pink.

The dance was messy at times and we were not always in sync, but I kept showing up and taking His hand.  I had to learn to let Him lead, and I am still learning what it means to fully surrender. With all the truths I have discovered and continue to find on this Journey – one stands out for me personally …  PINK.  This PRINCESS is IN NEED of her KING!

No matter what has happened, and no matter how I feel, I was made to shine and to sparkle like jewels in a crown.

And the Lord their God shall save them on that day
As the flock of His people;
For they are like the [precious] jewels of a crown,
Displayed and glittering in His land. Zechariah 9:16 AMP 

April is #SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) and for thirty days I will share the lies I believed and the truth that I discovered in my healing from childhood sexual abuse. To start at the beginning and read the first post click here —> 30 Days of Truth – I am a Masterpiece

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