The LORD ministered to me as I meditated on Matthew 6, I believe HE clearly spoke to me through HIS Word and encouraged me. HE allowed me to see that HE is the only true provider. HE showed me how HE provides for the birds and the lilies and neither of these creations has to do anything to earn the provisions. HE simply provides for them. And, if HE provides for the birds and lilies, HE would all the more do the same for me. I understood and received the message about how the lilies do no labor or spin, yet Solomon in all his splendor, all his glory, all his ingenuity, all his talents and abilities was not clothed more beautifully than one of the lilies.
I felt the LORD challenge me to “Just Be the Lily” and sit back and watch HIM do all the work. HE encouraged me to stay in the moment, and to not get ahead of myself. HE admonished me to not worry about what the hours or days ahead would bring. All HE wanted me to do was “Just Be”, just like the lily. I believe the LORD ministered to me by assuring me that I was like the “Lily” and the name Lily would serve as a reminder to me regarding what I mean to HIM. Since that day, I occasionally refer to myself as “Lily” because I know that is how HE sees me, and also when I need to remind myself to let go and let GOD.
I was also reminded through the Word that tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Just like the Lily we could be here today and gone tomorrow. Matthew 6:30
We are a midst that appears for a little while and then quickly vanishes. James 4:14. These truths revealed to me changed my outlook on life and now I daily challenge myself daily to stay in the moment and enjoy the beauty embodied in the Truth that my entire being is not in my hands but totally in GOD’s hands and HE expects me to trust HIM right where I am.
I am completely convinced it is GOD’s Will for women to see ourselves as GOD sees us. I believe GOD wants to show women that our confidence should not be in our ability or the ability of any other person. I believe GOD wants to remind women through this ministry that HE is our true provider and our trust should exist in HIS unfailing ability to provide for us.
I am still growing and learning to rely on these principles from Matthew 6. I am learning to appreciate the GOD designed beauty within me. And, I have learned to affirm the vast beauty I see in all women. As I gaze behind the mask I see all women as “Lilies”. My heart’s desire is to walk in wisdom, peace, grace, beauty, and love. However, I do not selfishly desire to obtain this lifestyle but I sincerely desire to witness women in general walk in The Spirit of Peace, Grace, Beauty, and Love freely given to all through Christ’s death on The Cross.
Also, I believe through this Lilies ministry GOD desires to bring total healing to women and their families. I believe the ministry is designed by GOD to address women’s spiritual, emotional, psychological, and physical, deficiencies. I believe GOD desires to bring women from a place of brokenness, pain, denial, shame, fear, guilt, loneliness, insecurity, jealousy, envy, unforgiveness, anger, bitterness, hatred, and everything else that keeps us oppressed or in bondage. I believe GOD wants to renew our hearts and mind and restore our joy. I believe GOD will reconcile broken relationships.
Finally, I believe through Lilies, GOD will give each women opportunity to walk away from a life of uncertainty and confusion regarding her position and purpose in the Kingdom of GOD. I believe women will recognize and begin to explore the unique gifts and creative expressions created by GOD especially for her.
For Love Alone.