WWJS {About You}?

WWJS {About You}?

*On Thursdays at Faith Barista, Bonnie Gray serves up a writing prompt and invites bloggers to join her in writing on a specific topic. Today’s prompt is: JESUS.*

*This post is also a continuation of my blogging through my God-sized dream. For previous posts in the dream series, please click here.*

On Tuesday, I came clean about what I was putting off.
Nikki suggested that I write down what Jesus would say about me, and I was convicted to do it.
I have a list of reasons not to share it that would rival my 1000 gifts.
I’m going to share it anyway. Because, perhaps, in reading it, you may be prompted to ponder what He would say about you.
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My daughter, Mandy, she’s growing into her name. It means “worthy of love.” And, oh, how she is! I love her beyond compare.
She is my gentle one, my tender-hearted, my one who sees and loves deeply.

I know she thinks she is too deep and complicated, but that is what I love about her so much. It thrills Me to see her breathe in this magnificent world my Father created and to contemplate the people and ideas in it.

She is beautiful, and I look forward to the day when she believes that!

It makes me smile to see her confident in the gifts I’ve given her. I rejoice when she sits down to create. Each brushstroke and drop of glue is a delight to me. Each word typed and spoken in encouragement makes me want to do cartwheels! When Mandy combines those: art, words, and love: watch out!

She makes me proud.

If you see her, remind her that she is valuable, protected, and worthy of support. She worries about that.

I have given her such as strong voice, and we are working on her claiming it. I made her for freedom. I died for her freedom, and I am carrying her through a journey of healing so she will live and love abundantly.

I am pleased that she is inviting me to do this.

If you could see her heart like I do, no words would be necessary. Her desire to speak truth and life into all my children, as she strives to live that out, makes me want to burst with excitement!

Did you know? She keeps asking me to show her how to abide. And I am showing her, in increments, as she is ready to receive it.

She is my beloved, and I treasure most the times I can remind her of that, especially when she receives Me in the Eucharist, and we are truly one.

My precious, precious girl. I love her. I cherish her. I delight in her.

I rejoice in her.

In her, I am well pleased.

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So, there you have it. Presented with knees knocking, as Ann would say.

And here’s my invitation: spend some time in prayer and ask Him. What would He say about you?

Would you share it with me? I would love to know what you discover!

Reply in the comments, or email me at: mandy (dot) mianecki (at) gmail.com

Blessings, precious friends!

*Click here to read what Jesus would say about Nikki. You’ll be glad you did!

 

Comments

  1. Oh mylanta, girl…I can hear Him saying ALL of this about you! YES!
    You did it…You let Him love all over you.
    So proud I could burst…{SQUEEZE}
    Oh how He loves you.
    Nikki recently posted..We All Have Nets {The Things That Entangle}My Profile

    • What a treat it was to log in this morning as see your name and smiling face here:) How good and faithful you are in reminding me, and encouraging me, to watch for how He pursues me and to let Him love on me. Thank you for the homework;) To say it is good for the soul is an understatement. I’m still soaking it in. Love you!

  2. Oh, this is beautiful.

    And now you’ve got me thinking. And listening. :)
    Kristin Taylor recently posted..{#TellHisStory} SurrenderMy Profile

    • Fabulous! I pray He speaks oodles of truth to your heart! If you want, I would love to know what He tells you, Kristin. Thank you for reading and for your kind words.

  3. This is a wonderful post! I love your courage to share it with all of us. It sounds like something we would write to our own kids, so if we as humans can love in extraordinary ways, how much more our Father who created us from scratch! He does love us so. Each of us. Beautiful. Thanks!
    Lisa notes recently posted..3 verses, 3 people, 1 WordMy Profile

    • Oh, I love how you stated that, Lisa. Seeing Him as the perfect parent helps me to understand how He might love. I appreciate your kind words!

  4. Oh, wow. That’s all I can say! Beautifully written, even more exquisitely expressed. How brave, how true. I wish you could write one for me :)
    Elizabeth @seasonswithsoul recently posted..A Field of DaffodilsMy Profile

    • I wish I could too! The good news is that He will do a MUCH better job speaking to your heart:) I pray that He wraps you in truth and love, Elizabeth. Thank you for reading. I’m humbled by your words!

  5. Oh sweet friend…reading this with tears in my eyes and a heart that is just ready to burst for you. Yes. This. Beautiful. Love you much.
    Wendy recently posted..Praying For A Marriage RevivalMy Profile

  6. “I have given her such as strong voice, and we are working on her claiming it. I made her for freedom. I died for her freedom, and I am carrying her through a journey of healing so she will live and love abundantly.” This is a post everyone needs to see. I’m tweeting it, facebooking it and liking it where ever you’ve posted it. (Not that I have much of an audience…but well, I’ll do anything I can to get it out. Ha!) Those words are incredible. They truly are straight from Jesus. Thank you for not letting the enemy keep you in fear and hold those words away from people who need to read them.

    • Christine…wow, my friend. I am so humbled by your words! Thank you, so much. I can’t tell you what your words mean to me. I am so blessed by you!

  7. This is beautiful, and yes, it prompted me to think about what He would say about me, how He would describe me. Thank you for the dose of encouragement!
    Genevieve @ Turquoise Gates recently posted..Rising to the occasionMy Profile

    • I am so glad, Genevieve! I am praying that He loves on you abundantly. Thank you for your kind words. If you want to share, I would love to know what He tells you!

  8. I am so glad you visited my blog! I love this! It definitely sounds like a parent oozing over his/her child. I can surely hear the Lord saying this.

    Bless you!
    Beth
    Beth @ My Destiny recently posted..I can’t help myself … I love …My Profile

    • I’m so glad too, Beth! Thank you. Your words bless me–both here and at your place. I’m grateful we bumped into each other!

  9. Oh hugs! Hugs! and more Hugs!!!! It’s all so very true! Love you lots!
    Heather Windeler recently posted..When my view, not the camera’s is damagedMy Profile

    • :):):) Thank you for the love! Right back at you, missy. Love you lots back. And Jesus…well, you tell me what He’s telling you now;)

  10. Loved this post! I enjoyed what you wrote…and it was an interesting spin on blogging about Jesus. Now, you have me thinking, hmmmm……what would Jesus say about me?

  11. Aw, thanks, Dawn! I am thrilled that you are thinking about what Jesus would say about you. I’m praying He covers in loving truth. Come back and tell me about it!

  12. What would Jesus say about me? I am SO honored to be here in this very moment, as you speak in your full voice, in this post. It is unabashedly faith to blog this letter, as it went straight from the whispers of Jesus into your heart, flowing as daughter sharing with us. And how much more real it is as you speak it into the world, through the writing of your words! It just takes my.breath.away. Totally. Takes.my.breath.away. Love you, Mandy!
    Bonnie Gray | Faith Barista recently posted..Where Do You Go When You Are Lonely?My Profile

    • Thank you for leaving these words of truth, life, and encouragement for me, Bonnie. I went with what I thought He was laying on my heart, praying it was His Spirit and not my own. I wasn’t sure where this process was (or is) going…so I appreciate your words:) A beautiful way of expressing what happened here. Love you back!
      Mandy recently posted..WWJS {About You}?My Profile

  13. Mandy, I always love your posts and how much you make me think. That’s such a HUGE challenge to consider what Jesus would say about us. How humbling and freeing at the same time. I believe every word that you shared and how much He is beaming at you finding your voice and being His beloved! I’m going to challenge myself on this, too!
    Kim recently posted..When We Give Jesus ControlMy Profile

    • It is a huge challenge, and, initially, I saw all my weaknesses. I thought He must be so disappointed in my failings. Then I realized that is not what defines me to Him. I pray He showers you with love and truth. I would love to know what you discover! Thank you for your kind words:)
      Mandy recently posted..WWJS {About You}?My Profile

  14. Beautiful, Mandy. Just beautiful.
    Mary DeMuth (@MaryDeMuth) recently posted..WorryMy Profile

  15. Dear Mandy
    This is so beautiful. Yes, He rejoices over us with singing. We sometimes forget He is the best patent ever and loves all His children equally, don’t we! Over via Kris’.
    Much love
    Mia
    Mia recently posted..The Ordinary Complexity of LifeMy Profile

    • Hi Mia. Thanks for stopping by, and for your kind words. Yes, I do often forget that he is the perfect, that is perfectly loving, parent. So true.

  16. This is lovely, Mandy! And I am so glad you stopped by my place…yes, I am Catholic, but my journey was quite circuitous! Would love to chat with you someday.

    Hugs~
    Mary
    Mary recently posted..The second chance…My Profile

    • Thank you, Mary! I love hearing stories like yours. It would be a pleasure to chat with you. Hugs back:)

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