I love how God connects people. When you surrender to the process of the Holy Spirit leading you to all truth He will align you with like-minded individuals as He positions you toward your destiny. Fear not my friends, for God is trustworthy and faithful. God connected me to my wonderful agent ( Vanessa) and in return she connected me to the lovely creative mind behind online magazine, Putting On The New, with Mixed Media Artist Cherie Burbach. I smile when I think of all I have gone through to get to this junction in life. So much to learn, but so much gained and understood along the way. It is truly the journey and not always the destination. Join me as I look back at where my feet have taken me.
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As the summer seems to come to a close (at least here where I reside) I can’t help but think of the emphasis that I’ve placed on my feet. The only time they become an accessory is in the summertime after finding the prettiest bubblegum shades of polish, to compliment my chocolate skin tone. The joy I get when I step out after indulging in the occasional shoe shopping displaying my home pedicure. There is such freedom as I wiggle my toes around click-clacking down the driveway while the sun shines on my freshly washed face. My feet have taken me everywhere from California to Taiwan, from Portugal to Thailand, from London to Russia. I thank God for all the experiences I’ve had witnessing His resume from a worldview. And, I envision many more ahead–God willing.
As I glance down at my feet again, I smile and think of my spiritual walk with the triune God in those same shoes and with that same freshly washed face. Honestly, I have covered just as many miles in my heart and mind as I have on foot. It was my feet that led me to a Joyce Meyer conference in St. Louis when feeling lost and hopeless with the direction and certainty of my life. It was my bare feet which stepped into the huge tub of water when being baptized on September 13, 2009. It was my bare feet, on my living room floor, that I remember most as I cried about the death of my marriage, during the birth of my personal relationship with Christ (April 26, 2006), convinced that I had to run to the Lord, because I wasn’t emotionally stable to run anywhere else and make it–alone. Yes, my bare feet have taken me many many places, but I love that my feet have also steered me to His feet when burdened, weary and in need of some much needed rest. It was there at His wonderful feet that I found myself and God’s rest. There is nothing like it.
I haven’t any regrets and so excited about where God might order my steps next. So, I hope I have prompted you to think about where your feet have taken you. Whether good or bad, God is not done with us yet. Everyday when we open our eyes and take another breath we have a chance to move our feet closer to Him–from glory to glory –to HIS GLORY! I hope to inspire you and to get you excited about where the sweet Lord will lead your feet next.