"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!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


My devotional was well received yesterday morning. The Holy Spirit impressed upon my heart to read what I shared in my previous post and to sing the song Jesus Bring The Rain. I had a full house. 65 people.

Out of all the times I have sung a song (this time I did it solo. I usually print the words up for everyone to sing along, but the Spirit told me not to) and did a devotional, plus prayer, this one seemed to touch many hearts. Even the President, who always sits next to the person who has to do the devotional, turned to me afterward and said this was so very timely. I know he is under a lot of pressure with trying to find a building for our department to move in so we can keep our 501c3 status. And then anyone I met in the hallway basically said the same thing and some even had tears in their eyes.

At times like this, which are rare, I know so well that I am being used by God. JBR knows too well that she could not do what she did apart from God. It is such a wonderful feeling. I want to feel good about myself. I want so much to be used more by Him. Because all my life I believed I was a nobody. A nobody that would not amount to much.

I had to say "thank you" so many times yesterday. Was hard for me to accept that kind of praise. Even though I give God the glory regardless. He was just using me to bless others. But, it was hard to reply back "you're welcome" without feeling unworthy. But I did.

Thank You Lord for yesterday and the opportunity to be used to touch the hearts of my co-workers.


  1. I praise our God for such a kindhearted person that you are, JBR!!!

    God's Blessings to you!!!


  2. I am sooooooooo thrilled for you!!!! Yay!! :) :) :)

  3. Isn't a blessing to bless others? God bless you in a big way!

  4. That's awesome, JBR! Hugs to you, my friend :)

  5. It's such a blessing to be used by God. Beautiufl post and blessings to you


  6. JBR what a beautiful post. Happy that God used you to bless others and yourself. Accepting praise will come easier the more you accept yourself. God Bless.

  7. Oh sweetie, it makes my heart sing to see God usin' ya in such a marvelous way!

    What a wonderful way to begin the New Year!!!

    God bless ya and have a terrific day my friend! :o)

  8. It doesn't often happen to me, but when God allows us to actually SEE how we touch other people because of Him......it's just like a real and personal touch from God! I believe He was saying to you...."My daughter, I take great delight in you!"

  9. Wow! Congratulations! It sounds like today's experience was really encouraging and important for you. I give you so much credit for speaking and singing in front of an audience-- that terrifies me!

    Wishing you well,

  10. What a great day! I'm so happy you had the freedom to let God use you. Nothing like it, is there?

  11. Lifting my heart
    to toast you, JBR!!!
    Whooo hoooooo!!!!!

  12. Bravo! Nuff said. This was wonderful to read. My grandmother used to tell me that if I kept insisting I didn't deserve "it" (wasn't worthy), that was like telling the Lord that he'd made a mistake. oops.

  13. Another step towards total freedom..Good job! (:

  14. yay. sounds like you were being used in a mighty way...

  15. I think it's always great to see how God can use us no matter how we feel about ourselves. I'm glad God touched you and others through this.

  16. Just stopping by to say how much I appreciate your presence in my life this past year or so. You have truly been a blessing!

  17. What a blessing you are! I would have loved to hear you! Maybe you can post a video in the future!!