20 Days of Love is all about the romance, the brotherly and sisterly love, the parental love, and Agape love. You will experience love in all of its facets this month, from heartbreak to love restored. Open your heart to love and its endless possibilities. You might be pleasantly surprised. After all, our Lord calls us to, “…Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must also love one another.” John 13:3 NIV
Many of you know that Olivia and Kianna did not end their last encounter on the most positive note. Yet, the Lord is calling Olivia to do something that she isn’t comfortable with. Her decision to reach out to Kianna and help her in time of danger stems from her desire to please the Lord. Sometimes, we’re called to do things we aren’t comfortable with, yet, our love for Him empowers us to do the unthinkable.
Let’s make this a lovely experience. Read on for an excerpt from The House of BeJeweled: Standing Strong.
“Father,” she began to pray, “You led Kianna back to me for a reason today. I have to believe You have all things in Your mighty hands. You tell us that in all things You work for the good of those of us who love You and are called according to Your purpose. Well, Lord, I want nothing more than to do Your will right now. So, please guide me on the right way to go in this situation. Help Kianna to see this situation from a different perspective. And give both of us courage and strength to do what we must do and to work together for the greater outcome. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I pray.” Olivia’s heart was beating rapidly as she concluded her prayer, but she didn’t open her eyes just yet.
She regained control of her thoughts and allowed Holy Spirit to wash over her and force out the spirit of fear that threatened to consume her. Although fear no longer consumed her, the peace that she sought would not come. A chill ran down her spine and her heartbeat sped up.
Kianna sat staring into space, tears pouring down her face. “Alright, Mrs. O. You win…I hope you know what you’re doing,” Kianna whispered.
“I don’t need to know, sweetie. All I have to do is trust in Him and follow His lead. And right now He’s leading me to call my husband,” Olivia confessed, picking up her cell phone. “Make arrangements to leave the city. I know you just started your job, but can you prepare to be gone at least a week?”
Kianna nodded, “I can try. It’s short notice.”
“Honey, tell them whatever you need to tell them. Tell them it’s a family emergency and leave! Don’t tell anyone where you’re going, not even me,” Olivia coerced.
“Alright. I’ll be in touch,” Kianna said, gathering her purse and walking to the front door.
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