“I don’t know what the source of your shame may be or if you are even aware that it exists at this point in time, but what I do know is that shame is devastating, and it interjects every fiber of one’s being. Shame is the epitome of contradiction when it comes to the nature of God’s love for us. Shame holds us hostage. God’s love gives us liberty. Shame swallows our identity, claiming that our existence bears no value or purpose. God’s love resurrects our identity, declaring that our existence bears kingdom value and heavenly purpose.” Ayla S.
Today’s post is written by Ayla S.
Born into Islam and born again into Christ; Ayla is a single Mommy to two mostly joyful, at times testy littles. She is a book worm, scripture hoarder, praise dancer, freedom junkie, and a lover of all things chocolate. Ayla writes atwww.abeautifultapestry.comwhere her passion for Jesus and writing intersect in life stories that God continues to weave together for His glory.
The eyes are the window to your soul.
I never quite grasped the precision of this well known statement, until a rather solemn moment with my chiropractor two years ago. I had been seeing him for about four years at the time. He was undergoing his routine procedure of adjusting and identifying possible areas of concern, while holding my hands in this precarious way that only he and God understand. He abruptly stopped in the middle of his conclusion and asked what was going on. I responded with a light hearted laugh in an effort to ward off any notion that I was seriously ill. He remained persistent in following up with “What has happened in your life recently? You are not the same.” I nervously confessed my lack of interpretation of his insinuation in response to which he said that this was the first time in the four years I had been seeing him that I had looked him in the eyes while engaged in conversation. His observation blew my mind as I realized in that moment how consumed my life had been by shame prior to my experiencing God’s healing and freedom. Click To Read Full Story Over At Vision61