She sat in her quiet time, reflecting on what she had just read. A question surfaced that
made her stop, forced her to reflect on a bit of a deeper level. She didn’t want this time with
Abba to just feel good, to check it off the list. No, she wanted to hear Him, draw nearer to
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United.
Today’s blog guides us into a deeper dive of reflection, revealing why we want to draw
nearer to Him.
She didn’t have long to wait for truth to make its way to the forefront of her soul. His Love
Letters had a way of doing that, bringing truth out of the dark crevices of her inner being,
shining light and giving hope, bringing change. This morning was no different and she was
so thankful that she could still hear His voice, feel His Spirit pull her closer.
She re-read Psalm 30:11 You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my
sackcloth and clothed me with joy; you have turned my morning into dancing…
She wasn’t one that spent a whole lot of time thinking about what to wear, and she definitely
wasn’t one that looked for name brands, but the words “taken off my sackcloth” beckoned
her to think about spiritual clothes. What exactly is my sackcloth? A quick look backwards,
especially over the last three plus years revealed the garments of oppression, rejection, and
abandonment. At times this sackcloth was wrapped around her so tight, she thought she’d
never be free of it.
And clothed me with joy…begged the question: In what ways have You done this, Abba.?
The answer was fast-coming as a result of truly experiencing this and she couldn’t write fast
“You have taken my root of rejection and abandonment and replaced it with adoption,
acceptance, and absolute trustworthy love like I have never experienced before, giving me
the ability to still love. You have given ma different kind of confidence, one that comes from
experiencing with my inner being that You are with me, ahead of me, behind me and beside
me. You have opened up my eyes to the huge amount of love and support of friends,
especially those who truly care for me, helping me to allow and acknowledge their care and
acceptance. You have grown me in Your grace, refining me in ways I never saw a need of.
Because of You, oh, Abba, I like who I am becoming, molded, and shaped in the image of
You, and while I don’t see the redemption of the betrayal in ways that I had imagined, You
truly have given me other things to dance about, reasons to trade that sackcloth wrapped in
betrayal and dance with joy in this life while waiting for you to take me to the next. Isn’t that
His way, the economy of Jesus. Your economics are always with a higher return and Your
garments are of the best fashion.”
Friend, what spiritual sackcloth do you need to trade for the garment of true joy? He’s ready
to re-dress you.