(Wearing the "Making You New" necklace - for order info, see the bottom)
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new has come: the old has gone, the new is here!" - II Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
God is doing some challenging things right now with Laminin, and we have had setbacks and triumphs in just the short time since our company was started. Working with women who have such traumatic backgrounds of neglect, abuse and self-degradation is something that has challenged me as a woman of God to seek His guidance in every single step of this journey. It’s amazing how something like this can challenge your own worthiness while at the same time is trying to instill that same worthiness in other women. Kind of ironic!
Recently, I was asked by Lysa Terkeurst of Proverbs 31 Ministries to design a necklace exclusively for her website and have been so excited for this day to finally arrive! I love the simplistic nature of this piece with the smooth beauty of the rock along with the rustic nature of the horn. I believe that God is represented all over this piece. The rough texture of the horn reminds me that life’s circumstances make us tend to try and defend ourselves from the outer elements which results in a rough exterior. It's easier to put on a "front" and pretend that everything is fine, or maybe we cower in the corner and refuse to interact with people because we have been hurt too many times. But if we look up and take the focus off of ourselves and put it on Him and His will, let Him transform us, He will smooth that outer frame and polish us through His son’s blood to where He sees complete perfection, worthy of touch and love (the smoothed granite cross). Lastly, we must understand that the long road ahead of us (the chain) is never promised to us as an easy road. No, we are actually promised exactly the opposite, that we will have bumps along the way. However, if we stick to His road and hold fast to our faith in Him, He brings us back around to understanding our worthiness, the pure love He has for us. Every. Single. Day.
John 16:33 says, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
The women at Laminin have experienced so much in their lives here on earth, some traumas inflicted upon them by the ones that were supposed to protect them and some they have chosen for themselves. These incredible overcomers are learning a new way of thinking, how much they are valued by the Creator Himself! Laminin has given them hope for a future not just for themselves but for their children. They are working hard to break their own destructive family cycles and start new, fresh, functional and loving cycles for their own families with Christ at the center.
Jesus brings that New Life!
Have a “new” week!
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