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Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World - Joanna WeaverI recently finished reading having a Mary Heart in a Martha World – Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life by Joanna Weaver.  A book I now highly recommend for all women, young and old to read.  For the next 12 weeks, I plan to share my findings as I journey through the accompanying Bible Study Mrs. Weaver placed at the end of the book.

Going Deeper – Day Five

6) Have you seen God’s work for transformation in your own life or some else’s? How did you know it was a “holy makeover” and not a just a temporary “facelift”?

I have definitely seen God’s transforming love work in my own life as of late.  As I strive to get more intimate with him, he shows me time and time again how much he really loves me.  My relationship with Abba Father truly is a daughter-father one.  I am learning each day how much he wants the best for me as well.  How by accepting him as my Abba Father that there is a set of standards of my own behavior, how I look and act, the people that I fellowship with, where I fellowship and the words I allow to precede out my mouth, my attitude EVERYTHING has to line up with his WORD and his instructions for me.  If I even THINK of deviating, I now get roadblocks and warning signs clear as a bell from people, places, things and more times lately than ever prophetically from the pulpit at church!  It like he is saying…”I am warning you.  Giving you a fair amount of time to make the right decision, so if something happens you have no reason to be upset with me.  You will know, clearly know where the fault lays and what you need to do in the future to prevent that blessing blocker from even appearing.”  In return, my answer now is ‘Yes, sir and amen!”

Temporary facelift!?!?! Ha, definitely not.  Once you are in covenant with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, it is for life even if YOU think is conditional.  In relation to the World’s thinking it is like the mafia.  God is all inclusive; he doesn’t do anything half stepped.  To be quite honest I would rather submit and be protected by his shadow (reference Psalm 91); then disobey and be heavenly corrected.  I have already experienced a few heavenly corrections in my lifetime, and though I felt his presence embracing me and loving me all the while.  The sting is still there to remind me and the process to get back on my original course could have been avoided if I had just listened, submitted and obeyed in the first place.

To be continued…

The previous article can be found here.

Lela Jefferson

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Lela Fagan (Jefferson) is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJefferson - See more at:

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