"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!

Friday, January 01, 2010


I received the book Dear Jesus by Sarah Young for Christmas. The devotions in the book are structured in a dialogue format:


I'm grateful that no matter what condition I'm in, I can come to You-just as I am. I don't have to clean up my act first, since You already know the worst about me. When I'm hurting, I want to be with someone who understands me without condemning me. When I'm happy, I delight in being with someone who loves me enough to celebrate with me. Help me bring more and more of myself to You.


This is a good request: better than you realize. Most people are selective about which parts of themselves they bring to Me. Some hesitate to bring traits they consider shameful. Others are so used to living with painful feelings-loneliness, fear, guilt-that it never occurs to them to ask for help in dealing with these things. Still others get so preoccupied with their struggles that they forget I'm even here.

There are hurting parts of you that I desire to heal. However, some of them have been with you so long that you consider them part of your identity. You carry them with you wherever you go, with little awareness. On occasions when you have brought some damaged portion of yourself to Me, I have helped you walk in new found freedom. However, you are so addicted to certain painful patterns that you cannot easily break free from them. Only repeatedly exposing them to My healing Presence will bring you long-term freedom.

When that happens, you will be released to experience joy in much fuller measure. I will share your joy and multiply it many times over.

I am not selective anymore with my emotional parts. I am working on having all "my parts" healed and in the process of giving them 'all' to the Lord in order to attain freedom!!! Some parts may take a little more time and attention than the others.

I believe this New Year will be a grand breakthrough for me!!

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THAT DAY! I get a little taste of what awaits me now and then when I am in the presence of the Holy Spirit!

I totally believe, once I am released from my bondage, there WILL BE NO STOPPING ME!!! I will be so free!!!! NOTHING WILL HOLD ME BACK!!! People will question, "Was that JBR?" All I can say, "look out world, a new FREE ME is on the horizon!

Negative opinions from others about me will not matter anymore! My worth will only come from my Lord!!!

My heart will be totally sold-out to the Lord!!!!"


  1. Happy New Year! I pray that this year will be filled with lots of joy, peace, healing and freedom for you.

  2. Hey JBR, just needed to stop by and wish you the happiest year yet. Sarah

  3. Thanks for this post. I know I hold parts of myself back. Thanks for this important reminder. Happy New Year. I hope this year does bring a grand breakthrough for you.

  4. Sending big hugs, andrea

  5. I also just recently realized the amazing sense of peace that came from letting Him know how I angry I was at not having things go my way.

    Our heads tell us we don't want Him to see us in a less than perfect condition...the truth is...He already knows and wants us to trust Him with the good and the not so good. Happy New Year sweet JBR. I continue to pray for your healing spirit! Love and hugs to you.

  6. JBR,
    I just love that devotional. It is so awesome.
    Can't wait to see what God's going to do in your life during this New Year. :)


  7. I think this is one of your most positive post yet JBR. A whole of of encouraging going on around the internet today, so I won't be any different. You are on your way to great freedom. Keep it up. Trust the Lord. God Bless.

  8. You go girl......sounding wonderfully happy and I love your thought process.....:-) Hugs

  9. Great devotion. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year my friend.

  10. Happy New Year! Thank you for being so very real.

  11. We will feel better if we let it go, but it's much easier talked about then done. Start with the easy ones, as fast as possible, it'll work!


  12. Here's to a great NEW year. I totally support you in leaving the old hurts and baggage behind.

  13. JBR,I hope that you are having a great day today.Happy New Year,may it be a Blessed one.That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

  14. I have always with held parts of myself from everyone, the Lord included. It takes a lot of trust to let go.

    Beautiful post.

    Have a Happy New Year!

  15. Happy New Year...and AMEN to FREEDOM...He sets us free!

  16. Hi Real Friend,

    I am standing and believing with you for the BREAKTHROUGH in Jesus name. There is healing in HIS WINGS. Blessings,


  17. Oh I am so excited for you JBR! I have tears of joy in my eyes right now... Yes, it's going to be a year of Healing and Recovery... for many of us! I just feel it :)

    I am ready to celebrate- Hugs dear one!!!