There is one body and one Spirit, just as there is one hope to which God has called you. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism; there is one God and Father of all people, who is Lord of all, works through all, and is in all. Ephesians 4:4-6 (GNT)
Conversation with a dear Sister-Friend:
Tai: Did you notice that you used my picture on the Grace and Truth Linkup today instead of yours? LOL! My face is on your blog post [He Is Risen…No Matter How You Label It] When I saw it I thought it was so crazy. I’m like GOD is that confirmation to my heart that we’re supposed to do something great together for your glory?!
Me: Bahaha…now this is too much! Yeah I’d say we’re connected!
Tai: Hahaha! I was so tickled by it!
Me: Girl…he clearly has woven us together…I’m trickled too… And thanks for that screenshot, as I will be using it. Lol
There it was…My blog, He Is Risen…No Matter How You Label It, linked up for all my blogger peeps to see. Each week when I link up on other sites, I am careful to make sure I grab my own picture as opposed to someone else’s.
In this case it looks like careful took on a new meaning.
Another time, I even posted my blog and the button for #RaRaLinkUp showed up as my featured image when it published. There are two conclusions I had to choose from:
- I am losing it….Who cannot differentiate their own photo from someone else’s? HA!
- Some people are just divinely connected. Actually all of God’s children are in some way.
Hmmmm…the latter is much more appealing…I choose #2, the God kinda connected one!
Tai East is a dear Sister and Friend that I met via Twitter just about five months ago. I actually met her through Kelly Balarie, Blog Guru from #RaRaLinkUp at purposefulfaith.com. The verdict is still out on exactly how Kelly and I stumbled upon each other in Twitter-land. And they can retire for all we care. We are just happy we found each other.
From the onset of our divine connection, we began to discover that our worlds are intertwined in the spirit realm. Tai and I actually consider ourselves to be long lost twins in the Spirit. Even as I was sitting, writing this very post, a Facebook message popped up from…guess who??? Tai, of course. Confirmation after confirmation has proven that God speaks to us just the same and oftentimes about the same exact things at the same exact times.
Truth be told, this has been happening with many of my Siblings-In-Christ over and over and over again. Each morning I get up, I follow a little routine of praying and then journaling what I believe God is speaking to me for the day. More often than not, He confirms His words almost verbatim through someone in my world.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)
How befitting, Christ being the same:
…speaks through us the same
…oftentimes moves through us the same
…and all the time loves us the same.
Yep…we are “one in the same” through Him.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him… Genesis 1:27 (ESV)
By design, He created us in His image from the inside out for a purpose…HIS purpose!
It is not about you.
It is not about me.
It is all about HIM!
Sometimes we need a reminder…even if it is putting someone’s picture up instead of your own.
Side note: This is a much better explanation than trying to figure out how I cannot recognize my own self.
Lord, may I always endeavor to display Your true character at all times, such that the world sees You and not me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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