As I drew this tihs face and wrote this phrase in my journal, I paused to
ponder the words and wondered if I could claim them for myself:
"She wore her heart boldly and loved bravely."
I would like to be able to say "oh yes, that's me.. bold and brave"
but I know I'm not always... at least not as much as I would like to be.
I so want to be more like Jesus... a lover of souls... but I always fall short.
I want to be a woman whose heart is so full of the love of God that
she can't contain it... and that she not only wears it boldly but shares
it with great passion and pleasure.
I want to be a woman who is so consumed by the perfect love of Christ
that fear has no power over her and peace and courage adorn her life
like precious pearls.
I want to be a woman who daily says, "Here I am Lord, send me!" and then
is willing to boldly go whereever He sends her and bravely loves whoever
He sends her way.
Yes... I do want to be more like Jesus... and yes... I know I will always fall
short this side of heaven... but I hope I never give up trying because
Jesus wore His heart boldly for all to see... and He loved bravely all the way
to the cross for me... and for you... and for those around us.
Father God... help us to be more like Jesus... amen.