God has put this change on my heart for quite some time now. After being in the wedding industry and closing the doors (figuratively speaking) of MK MacGregor Designs & A Touch of Heaven three years ago, I had a much different vision for Diaries of an OCD Mama. I intended to post more Organization tips, Creative projects, and continue creating ideas for wedding Designs (OCD). But since then God has put me on a much different journey than I had expected. As I had less and less time for creative projects, God was putting other things on my heart. I never dreamed of becoming a writer of any sort but my heart has been leading me in a direction to share my life in a way that I hope would encourage others. It has been a stretching time these last few years and God has strengthened me in a areas I would have never imagined. I continue to discover the beauty of God's wisdom in my messy life everyday.
I can't say I recall a specific day or time but, God had been putting the concept of Unpolished Rubies on my heart well over a year ago. I had just been through an amazing journey finding strength in Jesus to first get healthy, loose some extra weight and, learn how to eat correctly; then gaining confidence in Him to train and compete in physique bodybuilding.
But as they say, "what goes up must come down!" I found myself struggling again with sugar. (You can read my OCD Mama blog post on my struggle with sugar here). I questioned myself and even prayed, " God, why do I feel like such a mess again?" "How could I so easily loose control?"
It had also been a challenging year with my son in school and in his behavior. As a parent I also felt like a total mess!
My Lord faithful to answer kept whispering ,"you are precious to me". He would bring my mind to Proverbs 31:10.
But here is what I discovered ......... I believe that rubies have a significance to God because He also compares rubies to something else in a previous chapter of Proverbs. Proverbs 8:11.
To God wisdom is far more precious than anything else to be desired . But what makes the Proverbs 31 Woman so precious? Her virtue.
"She opens her mouth with wisdom,"
Wisdom= More precious than Rubies
Virtuous woman = More precious Rubies
A woman seeking wisdom = God's Precious Rubies........ even when she feels a little unpolished!
I really do want to seek the wisdom of God in my life......even when it is A BIG OLE' MESS! NO really.....BECAUSE IT'S A BIG OLE' MESS!
So here (on my blog) you will find my crazy mess of a life......... the good, the bad and, certainly the ugly. BUT you will also find me face down with my hand in the air seeking His wisdom in the mess!
My sweet, sweet Rubies join me here to
Discover the Beauty of Gods Wisdom in the MESSINESS of Life!
I hope you will enjoy the new changes!
Precious in His Sight,