The Casting of Pearls
Growing in Christ
Experience of Growing in the Lord
(by jenny wren) on June 8, 2003, 3:42 pm
For many years I 'thought' I was saved all I could be saved,. I had
went to church ever since I was a child and have been learning of the
Lord, but one night after my husband died (after a long illness,) I was
praying for God to fill my longing, I just knew there was 'more' that I
had at 'that' time
I had prayed "for fullfillment of His Love,"
He answered my prayer in such a precious sweet way, when I finally
accepted Him as my personal and very best friend and love.
He has been 'first' ever since then and will always be,!!
He knows this and I do also. it is in my knower' I cannot tell you
'how' I know, or 'why' but I can tell you I honestly 'know'.
It is such a peaceful feeling and reassurance I was filled with an
icy-Hot, 'feel' which started at the top of my head and flooded over
me, into every nook and cranny of my Soul.
it was the most beautiful feeling I have ever felt in my lifetme. since
then I have known I will never be the same. since that precious night,
that I jenny,gave myself over completely to God completely withholding
nothing from Him.. I was just reassured with this scripture, "She/He
who has the son Has everlasting life, and that you will KNOW it.!!"..
I praise God,for that reassurance He has given to me in such a personal
I soon after that, became the 'know it all' Christian, and set myself
up as judge and jury of each (so-called Christian) which I inspected
with a magnifying glass, Until the Holy Spirit,reminded me that "You
Jenny, was at the same stage for years, just a few days before, and you
did not know it!, until it was revealed to you, that there was more,
that hit like a bomb,
I broke down and cried my flusterations out ,for my stupidity, for
judging my precious little brothers and sisters,.for trying to do God's
work for Him, I was reassured that God could handle it alone...
I indeed was more gullible than Peter, ever was, and I have to laugh
now, as I look back at my stupidity.I could have lost each and every
friend I ever had by judging them.instead of trying to lead and help
teach by praying for them//
Knowing that it is only required of me to simply LOVE and HELP my
sisters and brothers, that is the 'only true requirement', and to pray
for them if you see then need help in learning, instead of downing them
or getting mad or hurt at them.
just 'love' them and pray for them, that is simply our long-time
The Holy Spirit, will teach them, as He is still teaching me, day by
day,,oh sometimes I think I will never gain wisdom., but I have found
that "if you just open up to the teaching.The Holy Spirit is there to
lead and guide you on this wilderness path we are all on, some closer
to heaven than some of the others. we are learning each and every day,
as we stand on tops of the 'mountain top of life' in our joy, and we
look out ahead of us, on the path toward Heaven, look at the many
mountain-tops out yonder.. look at them out there before you, that you
will eventually also get to, just remember that there is a deep valley
down between each of those mountain tops, and it is THROUGH these
vallies, where our 'learning' takes place sometimes in the shadows of
death all around us.,
but as we come out, see? and realize that we did just that, 'we come
The Lord was with you, leading you THROUGH it , all of the time, and
you have learned once again from each and every experience,
each and every trial of life, you have been through,, bares a lesson to
be taught to you, and if you do not learn it, just 'know for sure' the
lesson is a required matter, you must realize the lesson and accept it
from each trial., if you do not , you are bound to REPEAT the journey
in another valley, so learn to grow up and when trials come, ask God
right then, to show you what is to be learned here in this vally,?
trust Him and learn it well.
it does seem that the trials get 'harder and harder', but even real
Gold has to be in the fire, for a certain amount of heat before it is
purified. with all of the dross gone, to let it's beauty shine through,
as is your spirit. and Soul.
Just know that, your body is going to fight you all of the way,!!! but
,be quick to see and feel and learn from those hurtful experiences and
trials, so repeating will not be necessary.
Just remember that God's Promise , promised there will NEVER be more
than you can bare, placed upon you, because with 'every trial', there
is God's way out.
so just take my advice and get out of that valley quickly you are not
to set up house-keeping down in those troubles.
Ask the Lord to help you out. He surely will. these are a few of the
things I have learned in growing, I still have to crucify old self
every day., because the self does not like it at all being 'dethroned',
and replaced by the Lord....
self is sneaky and remember also, this is a spiritual battle we are all
in here, and when You give yourself to the Lord the battle is no longer
'yours' , but the victories are yours...!!! through the Lord. May God
bless you with this little 'inspired' write,....May it help a child
that is struggling to grow.,,,,,,,,,,
your sister in Jesus Christ
© Copyright 2003 jennywren
(pen name) was born on May 21, 1930 in Tennessee.
The youngest of twelve children to Matt and Arizona Rice,
Jenny spent her childhood years in Tennessee and West
When she departs this temporary dwelling and flies, like a
beautiful butterfly, to her Savior's waiting arms.
When He asks her "How did you spend your talent I gave to
She prays as she waits for his reply, will she hear "Well
God has blessed this old Jenny Wren to write poetry and
She prays now to be a blessing on the internet too:
anyone and everyone who gets to know her as Jenny Wren.