Once Upon A Time...
I enjoyed listening to this devotion, thank you SO much for sharing your heart with us Livy!
Comparing the book of John to a fairytale was genius, pure genius. That was one of my favorite things of the whole entire devotion.
"As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." - John 1:12&13-
So good, so good!
I was brought almost to tears when you talked about how over the past few years you have felt like Cinderella pre-transformation. Girl, I so have been there and I know from experience it's not fun. It makes you feel like you are stuck, like you are going no where, like you are ugly, like you are just not good enough. Like all you can be is fake, fake, and more fake so that no one else sees what ashes your life is and not ashes as in life is horrid, but ashes in that you just don't feel like you are the young woman you need to be. I know that feeling and with the help of the Lord and lots of determination to let Him change me daily into a woman after His heart I've been brought out of it, as well.
Thank you for sharing your heart and letting us see who you were and who the Lord is making you to be, for the young woman you are becoming is truly gorgeous inside and out. The vision you have for Crown of Beauty is amazing, I know that God is going to make something out of all of this bigger than you could have ever dreamed up on your own. Thank you, thank you, thank you for letting us come on this journey with you! It truly is a privilege, it truly is. :)