Sunday, July 21, 2013

"True Story" - 04/25/13 - 2 Samuel 8:15-18, 9:1-10:19, 1 Chronicles 6:16-48, 50-53, 18:14-17, 19:1-19

Shuffling and stammering, not looking him in the eye, Mephibosheth said, “Who am I that you pay attention to a stray dog like me?” (2 Samuel 9:8)

From a stray dog  to a princess.

The True Cinderella story.

Charles Perrault is believed to have written many of the famous fairy tales we hear today, including Cinderella.  “Perrault took the side of modernism and believed that France and Christianity could move forward only if they incorporated pagan beliefs and folklore and developed a culture of enlightenment.” It saddens me, how we as humans have added the spice of evil to hold our interest throughout the generations.  How so many little ones today are able to tell you stories of make believe, yet haven't a clue to who our Abba, our Christ, our Holy Spirit, His Word are.

If only we as Christians, would be in His Word, having it become totally who we are, so when others see His people, they will come to know Him.  They would know they are not a "stray dog" as the world conditions us to believe, we are His Royal Children. 

How I yearn for all to know, they too, can be His Cinderella's.

I love how He has taken the rags of sin off of me and clothed me in His Royal Wardrobe.  Lifted me up from trying to scrub the filth and evil from my soul and making it clean as pure, white snow through His Blood. 

Rescuing me from the world and its lies which delight in tearing me down, shoving my face in the ground, walking  all over me. How He has completely surrounded me with His Family.  His family who lifts me up, holds me accountable in love.  Who cherish, treasures, and delights in me. 

As our Abba does. 

I so love that my life "in" Him is not a fairy tale.  It is real. 

In taking me, transforming me, making me His, I am promised to "live happily ever after" - for eternity.

No longer do I have to live my life, Shuffling and stammering, not looking Him in the eye". 

For I am "His" Cinderella.