22 years.

“Like a lily among thistles is my darling among young women.” Song of Songs‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

So last year I started this amazing blessing from God called this blog and it has really helps me delve deeply into His word while learning to express my thoughts. since I love to write. Last year, my verse for my age 21 was from Proverbs 21:21: “Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor.” Proverbs‬ ‭21:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬
It really amazes that God help me do just what this verse says. I lost so much last year. A relationship and entire family. It has been such a difficult process of dealing with it. But, the more I laid my problems at the root of the cross, the more Jesus uprooted in me. I really have been learning about forgiveness, loving others, and staying humble. Jesus has been the most gracious gift. I would be completely devastated if he did not reside in my soul right now.
This year, Jesus directed my eyes to this verse for my new age as 22: “Like a lily among thistles is my darling among young women.” Song of Songs‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

This verse is so beautiful and exempts the woman I am striving to be! I have had such a dark past…one where I thought I need to act proactively and lower myself so a man who help me feel accepted. Jesus, however, wanted different for me. Jesus sees me as the woman I am. He has made me pure, righteous, and accepted. I am a lily in His heavenly garden. No other man can uproot me from his holy ground. I am excited to see what my new age brings me. I am ready to be a woman among the thistles.