"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

ZEBRAS



Here we go again....

This is just too funny, this is happening to me.....

I do not know what the Lord is up to, but again I wake up (these are not dreams) with an overwhelming phrase or word going through my mind. This time it is about Zebras?

Okay? Zebras? Huh? Why Zebras Lord? Closest I gotten to one was in a zoo. Interesting, beautiful creature that He has made. So, "God why Zebras?"

Then I recalled hearing one day that every single Zebra is unique in its way. No two Zebra stripes are alike! Just like us humans, no two fingerprints are alike. That blew me away when I remembered this!



Then there are Zebras that never get their stripes. Are they considered 'outcasts?' Do their parents reject them? No! They are still accepted into their family, no stripes and all. They are still considred unique. So much like God considers every single one of us.

I know it is hard for many of us to understand and believe this, as many of us grew up in such terrible abusive families, still we are unique and precious creatures in God's eyes. Even if your earthly family has rejected you, God has accepted you into His family!!

Well, now I know why I was given this topic. I hope this blessed you as it has me.


****For those of you who were waiting for the follow-up to the post from The Courage to Heal book, the post is below this one.****

30 comments:

  1. stuck-in-the-middleSeptember 15, 2009

    JBR this is true! I know acceptance for some is hard because of abuse. Hang in there JBR!

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  2. Thank you for the reminder.

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  3. That's a wonderful image, JBR! Thanks for that.

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  4. I say "Amen" for always trusting in the Lord even if nothing is making sense at the beginning. Then, the wisdom pours in and it becomes unfathomable...because of His love and grace. Thank you for sharing about this revelation. God bless you JBR. I'm blessed and encouraged by your strength and courage as you continue to walk closer with the Lord. To start my day today, thinking that "I am unique" in the eyes of the Lord and that He accepts me just the way I am...then, I am full of joy at this moment!

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  5. This was such a nice post. I didn't know these things about Zebras so it was really interesting too.

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  6. What a beautiful analogy! Thanks for sharing this, it is amazing how that thought was planted in your head. It's a wonderful picture to hold close to my heart today. God bless you!

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  7. Amen, amen. We are all special to Him. I love you my friend.

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  8. I think we could all learn from the family of animals, instead of our families behaving like bad animals! I'm glad you figured out the theme of Zebra.

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  9. My first thought was that I used to see all black and white. Like stripes on a zebra. No shades in between but luckily that has changed and yes we are all unique.
    Thanks for your kind words on my blog.Love to you.

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  10. We are of many stripes!

    Peace, JBR!

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  11. honey, stripes or not, we're all together...

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  12. Hello & how nice to meet you. I really love your blog and from my quick look, what you are doing here. I enjoyed this post, it's so true, we are all so special in God's eyes. If only we could see it for ourselves how He sees us.

    Jenn

    p.s. I love real people too!!

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  13. How precious of God to give you this reminder of His love for you…YOU are precious in God’s sight. Thank you for spreading the word.

    ♥Hope

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  14. Hi, Just Be Real! It's nice to meet you! Thanks for coming by "Write in the Way" today!

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  15. Thank God every day that zebras are not Racist! What would they do with their other half? I love zebras!

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  16. I love the analogy! Thanks for the reminder that we are all loved by God, stripes or not!

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  17. I loved this post! Thanks JBR! :)

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  18. My doc always told me that when diagnosing or treating someone the medical profession is trained to see horses, not zebras, common ailments, not the unique.

    I think you're being told to see Zebras, the unique, not the common.

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  19. Wonderful pictures. Wonderful reminder of how God loves each of His unique creations.

    PG

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  20. JBR,

    This is a great tie in to our relationship and how we are just like these unique masterpieces that God personally creates. We are not the same, all different and all loved by God.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  21. I love these pics. too cute. And I love what you said. Wow.

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  22. JBR,
    Love this post! So true. :)
    Blessings,
    Tammy

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  23. Thanks JBR, I love the zebra analogy. And so true, we are all unique and we are all loved by God. And God often shows us through different ways that will get our attention. He certainly got your attention!! God bless.

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  24. I never knew this truth about zebras! It really ministered to me! As humans, we are supposed to be "smarter" than the animals, but sometimes they really show us who's smarter, don't they? They don't question their Creator and they walk in perfect peace.

    Blessings, and thanks for sharing this,
    Cheri

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  25. You are on an amazing journey and are truly noticing the wonder and beauty along the way. I strive for this in my daily life. I'm so happy to see it here, it gives me so much hope.

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  26. Haven't you ever seen the movie "racing stripes"
    :-)
    ~ Grace

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  27. Hi JBR,

    This is a great post. I like Zebra's but sometime they make me dizzy if I stare at them for too long. I am glad you found meaning that can help you in your dream.
    Hugs

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