My Beloved, you are beautiful from the inside|Out. Your life is a living testimony of the Transformation of God grace, mercy and love. You are bold, brave, brilliant... You are a Believer and you are created for such a time as this. 

Yet one of the strategies used by Satan is to keep us silent; keep us in bondage and chains due to our past sins, failures, or poor choices.  When we fail to denounce our past publicly, testify and share the stories of our deliverance, freedom, and salvation. The enemy uses this against us to keep us trapped in our shame and guilt. Unfortunately, often, we believe the lies of the enemy and look back at our past life missing the pleasures and riches of those times. We fail to openly share the chains that we were released from so that others can also experience their freedom. Sometimes, the struggle is the shame of our past, so we twist the story, leave out significant events, or just be silent.  But my Beloved,  Christ salvation took our sins and our shame. All that we have done, the deep dark, ugly sins are not hidden from God. He sees everything and knows all, yet He loves you unconditionally and desires to completely set you free. He wants to give you beauty for your ashes. 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
— 2 Corinthians 5:17
Come now, let’s settle this,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.
— Isaiah 1:18
Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
— Psalm 51:7
I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.
— Isaiah 43:25

 

If Anyone in Christ, they are a new creation. Declare: "I am free. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. I am beautiful from the inside|out"

My Beloved, I encourage you, boldly share your testimonies; not for pity but to bring Glory to God - A Real God who works in Real situations, bring victories, deliverance, restoration to REAL people. Many women in the Bible, experience great shame from their past, and it is because of their testimonies, their stories written in the Bible that today, we gain hope in our struggles, sins, and shame. Look at Rehab, Ruth, The Woman with the issue of the Blood, Woman at the well, Sarah, Hannah,  Mary Magdalene, Bathsheba... to name a few. These women stories are shared to give hope to us today. Their experiences show us the evidence of the Transformation Power of God to transform lives inside|out. 

All the stories in the Bible are testimonies of God's divine love, intervention, power, restoration, victories, Sovereignty,  healing, salvation, and so much more... the awesomeness and infinite Power of our Heavenly Father. These stories in the Bible are used to set millions of people free today... So I challenge you, won't you do the same! 

Because, how will this generation and the generations to come, know the manifested power and awesomeness of God; if I remain silent and shameful? How will they know the power of The Living God to transform lives inside|out unless I tell of that place from which I was rescued? 

What was that location of abandonment, neglect, rejection, loneliness, fear, intimidation, poverty, lack, depression, brokenness, prison, crime, violence, and all the many other sins of our youth, young adulthood... yesterdays, today, and tomorrows... from which God rescued, delivered, released, saved and restored you?

My Beloved, those days were your "Before" but look at what God has done for you. You have experienced God's renovation, reconstruction, redemption, recovery, restoration. Look at you, your "After." And, you know what? He is not done yet because your latter shall be even greater! Your best is yet to come!

Let's pray:

Heavenly Father, we thank you for your redemption and restoration in our lives; and no matter where we find ourselves today; we know that we are loved and that you are working in us to complete the work that you began in us. Lord, help us not to remain silent and in bondage but to be bold to proclaim our deliverance, freedom, and victories in our testimonies. Lord, we thank you that you remain faithful even when we are faithless, as you can not deny yourself. Lord, we thank you for our salvation and all the good plans and purpose you have in store for us, and all that you have done for us. Lord, we believe that the very area in which the enemy attacked us, is the same area in which you have anointed us for greatness. Lord, we will not remain silent... we will proclaim the goodness of the gospel; the resurrection power to rescue, save, and transform us from the inside!out. We seek your continuous blessings and ask you bless us even greater than we could ask or imagine... transforming our lives from the Inside|Out. Restoring the our lives with beauty, joy, peace, youth, health, wellness, and good fortunes. We boldly make these requests of you, through Jesus Christ, in His name, we pray. Amen. 

For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
— Esther 4:14
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