“He” Does the Work

The coolest thing in the world happened to me on Monday.

I was thinking about the latest post for Daddy’s Girl and what it would be; I’d been researching some things in my memory annals and going over what should be said and seeking God prayerfully about them, so I knew they were “good” topics.  But whether or not one of them was to be the next topic I didn’t know for certain… I thought I did, but now I know I didn’t.

I love coming to this blog site.  Even when I miss a day or two (or five), I always return to air my thoughts on any given day and appreciate the real freedom this type of blogging gives me.  I don’t have to use proper English or punctuation here (though I usually do just out of habit and training and a love for proper use of each); I don’t care as much about proper sentence structure or whether or not the post has a continuous “theme” I’m supposed to stick to for the edification of the readers.  This is a my time blog site, people; do you know what I mean?  Here I hang loose; here, I’m just “me”, and God appreciates that.

So here’s what He did for me:

Monday He asked me to sit down and begin writing in the “diary” blog for a while… and I jumped at the chance.  I wrote what I felt, I wrote what I wanted, how I wanted (not that I’m ever adverse to what and how God wants things written)… I wrote with abandon and love about His circumstances all around me and about my relationship with Him and how He alone understands me and is my “daddy” in the truest most earnest sense there is, and I loved it, friends; most assuredly I did.  He loved it, too.

In fact, when I was finished, He said, “now put this post on Daddy’s Girl.”

FOLKS, I WAS FLOORED!  Delighted, rest assured, but absolutely floored nonetheless!  I didn’t have to put on any frame of mind honoring the “positioning” as pastor He’s granted me… I didn’t have to be “pastor-minded” (oh, silly me!); I didn’t have to do any of that.  All I needed to be – TRULY be – was Daddy’s Girl, for real; for honest and for true, as Lynette would say, and He accepted it of me as a post for the main ministry blog.

See how screwed up my thinking had been??!!

WELL, NOT ANY MORE, thank You, Jesus!  As He’s said in the past, my lovelies… it never gets any more complicated than the simple gushing love of this little girl with her arms tightly latched around her Daddy’s neck.  Never.  Sharing the reality and truth of that simple place of relationship with Him is all the “ministry” anyone will ever need.

And when I’m simply Daddy’s Girl – truly Daddy’s Girl – just Sharon or Shamma… God says I’m at my best.  All my “positioning” HE watches over… HE maintains it, not me.  All I have to do is just “be”, and He’s eternally pleased with me.  That goes for all of us and our relationship with Him.  That’s why Jesus did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, my friends; Abba maintained His positioning and authority; Abba did the work through Him so that Christ Jesus could become a nobody, like you and me.  He became “of no reputation”, the Bible says… “and being found in the fashion of man He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death; even to the death of the cross”, scripture continues.

If Christ did that as my eternal example – then I am to do it also.  I am not to make my calling my identity or something I have to “hold on to” – it isn’t.  My calling is simply my authority in Abba… the place from which His Spirit within me wields HIS Sword of power.  I am only and always “His Shamma”… His obedient one… His daughter… His grateful, loving, little girl… indeed, Daddy’s Girl.

What a wonderful lesson!  What a confident, compassionate, blessed reality and truth!  Like Christ, I need not speak “in” myself, “of” myself, or “for” myself… but THE FATHER WHO DWELLS IN ME, HE DOES THE WORK!

How easy… How Glorious.  Amen.

Be blessed, everybody.

SHAMMA

Taking a Little Break?

I’m on hiatus from writing the ministry blogs; Lord willing, I figure I’ll take about a week off to refresh myself in God and position my emotions for another five-month run of giving out and giving out in Him. It’s a wonderful experience, but even the most loyal blogger occasionally needs to step back and regroup.

Also, another round of “friend” issues kind of facilitated the need to re-energize.

In the interim, Lord willing I’m really going to enjoy revamping, pampering, and patching up the blogs. For instance, Daddy’s Girl already has quite a new look.  I wanted something fresh and bright and, although Holy Spirit certainly had blessed the original look of the blog, this new arena makes me feel light and airy… more so than did the other.  Feel free, friends, to tell me what you think of the new look versus the old.

New Perspective

Stepping back and spending time with “Daddy” – much more time starting tomorrow – I trust will enable me to see things in a whole new perspective, for the Lord unclogs every blockage, patches every leak, and fills up every empty cup in our lives.  Some of my cups are running low, especially in terms of the courage to be honest with a “friend” who’s written me and no doubt expects a timely response.  You know, sometimes I want to talk about it,  and then I don’t.

There’s so much to life that only God can bear.

The testimony blog has been getting a little hot and heavy with emotional details of my journey in and out of sexual perversion.  Minute by minute I rely on God to give me the words to say each week… you can’t just blurt stuff out without His guidance in these matters.  It’s delicate emotional tissue, after all.  Not everyone wants to hear that God can deliver us from the big H word… but He can.  That whole mess is a matter of choice whether anyone wants to admit it or not and the special thing for me is that I HAVE LIVED IT.  I know FIRST HAND what it is, and that our God can fully deliver any willing soul from its ravages in deception.  Period.

Stepping back a bit from Daddy’s Girl gives me time to explore the posts I’ve been wanting to do but haven’t found the energy or time.  There’s so much to say from the “Daddy’s Girl” perspective, as one doted upon by the Lord and one who dotes upon the Lord.  For that blog (and for the others) so, so much of God’s best is yet to come it makes me excited to say it.  I love that blog dearly, and my whole-hearted JOY is filtered throughout it, in Jesus.

Appreciate Journaling

Being able to talk here in drips and drabs, folks, about the various issues and problems of my life and why and where the blogs fit in really makes me grateful.  I am grateful to God for okaying the start of this blog and its format… I’ve always journaled… well, since I was about 12 anyway.  It just brings out the bit of me that’s relaxed and easy and freewheeling with words and emotions and expressions and devotion to God without having to even make sense all the time.  Do you know that feeling of freedom from what you write?

God willing, tomorrow starts a new week of relaxation regarding the blog schedule and, therefore, a new impetus in actually writing more than before (and perhaps even “better” than before) because there’s no self-imposed pressure – only the utmost pleasure of writing.  I love to write; always have, always will in Jesus’ Name.

I don’t expect this diary blog will take a hiatus, though… not unless you can shut off my brain!

Have a good night, everybody.

Shamma :O]

Just thinking… What’s a “Good” Post?

I just wrote a post for Daddy’s Girl that made me cry, and it made me wonder just now – what’s a really good post all about?

Since this is my “diary” blog, I’m just writing my thoughts about all of this without any official information involved.  I like that best about diary-land.

What made me cry about the post is how I feel about God’s merciful forgiveness of Peter the disciple – my favorite of the 12.  Feel free to click that link or go to the blog for a read… it’s on the menu above and I believe it will bless you.

But after I finished the post, I told my twin sister that its theme is truly what the Daddy’s Girl blog is all about, and I think that’s it.  I think I hit on it with that statement.  IMO, what makes a really good post is being able to emit truth in keeping with the entire blog’s aim.  In this case it’s “extolling the tender heart of God”, and the post is a definite bingo on that.

Freedom of Expression

Whenever I can effectively say what I mean (I wanted to use the word “truly” again but I use it sooo much!) and have readers literally “see” it and be blessed by it according to God’s definition, the post is good.  I admit that, by God’s power entirely, Daddy’s Girl hits the mark with most readers.  I love that blog.  I love all of them but Daddy’s Girl is most special to my heart because in it God allows me the freedom to emote (a.k.a. gush all over the place) about His goodness by testifying of my actual experiences in His Presence, hearing His voice, listening to Him, loving on Him, and being loved by Him.  I let you in to the secret place of my heart’s living room… which Abba has fully occupied and furnished.  And He gets the glory and credit for that because, were it left to me in some places, I would not reveal what He has shown me and told me because I’m a very private person, born and raised.

Just being real with you.

Sharing Truth

But God and His mercy enables me to share – JOYFULLY – the truths of what He’s done within me in transformation of my character (an ongoing process) and appetites to that of His Dear Son Jesus. Doing this continually makes continually good, solid, touching, sometimes life-changing posts.  Extolling the Godhead, the Three in One, is equally necessary to praising Abba alone and – when you really see it clearly – to love and extol One is to love and extol All, for They agree in one, according to scripture. (Some folks have a hard time with that.)

When Holy Spirit surges in my heart as the Father’s truths are being communicated through the powerful vehicle of blogging, I know I’ve written a “good” post.  Truly, I am just the scribe in them, but God graciously communicates His truths and wisdom through my emotional bent and the uniqueness of personality He’s given me.  That is generous above all things done to me in writing, as far as I’m concerned.  God allows me to make His truth my own in the ways I convey it to others touched by my particular way of writing.  Only a gracious, loving God would do that, y’all.

So being able to extol God and acquaint others with the depths of His true character is the complete goal of Daddy’s Girl.

Getting to do that makes each post good.

God bless your night.

Shamma :0D