May 18, 2012

Friday SHINE....

Today's Reading: Job 22

Happy Fun Friday, SHINE girls!

I hope you are feeling like brand new women today! Women that belong to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

When I was a little girl, I was so smitten with Princess Diana. I have vague memories of watching her marry Prince Charles, and not being able to take my eyes off of the tiny 9 inch. television.

Through the years after her marriage, I loved seeing her on television and in magazines. I was always so struck by her grace and poise. I wanted to be a Princess, just like her.

I even remember going to the grocery store with my Mother and pretending like I was a Princess that was yet to be discovered. I would sway down the aisles, chin up, elbows slightly bent, hands gently pressed to my sides, and a small confident smile on my lips. I was six.

Now that I am (much) older, I realize that I have always been a Princess. A daughter of the King.

Jesus Christ. 

And so are you.

Sadly, I haven't always acted like a Princess. (and I still forget my royal blood sometimes)

When you are royalty, you are very aware of your stature. There is security in your position. You take pride in your appearance because you are representing the royal line.

Girls, we are a part of the royal line!

We are ALL daughters of the King!  Why would we act in any way less than our royal position?

This week has been all about bondage and not being conformed to the world. Girls, we belong to the Kingdom that is not of this world.

We belong to the Kingdom of God.

We should look different. We should act different. Because we are different.

We were bought for a price. The greatest price that was ever paid for anyone--ever.

Jesus paid the price with His life.

If that's not a Prince Charming, girls, I don't know what is.

So, for your Friday Challenge:

Walk in your royal position today.  Hold your head high and represent your King and your Kingdom well.

To make it visual and to seal it into that little royal heart of yours----I want you to write this down on your mirror with a dry erase marker, on a piece of paper, in your bible, or anywhere that you will see it all day.

"I am the daughter of the King."

I wrote it on my guest bathroom mirror--for all to see.
Presley walked by when I was taking the picture--
I am so glad she did.
Her face says it all.

shining my crown,


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