The Crimson Covered Farm Life

Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead

Starting a journey in a scarlet journal.

How did the thought of journaling start to thread it’s way through my life?  It started with a scarlet journal. Let’s take a peek inside.

August 21st
A scarlet journal to start my journey to explore my scarlet filled past.  Many things have happened over the past few weeks since I bought this journal.  Where I stand now isn’t where I stood then.  Genesis 50:20 is part of that change.

Genesis 50:20 (New International Version)

“You intended to harm me, 
but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, 
the saving of many lives.”

I found that scripture on the last page of a book my dd#1 gave me to read called “Too small to ignore” by Dr. Wess Stafford who has served as president of Compassion International since 1993.  The “by-line” on the book reads “Why children are the Next Big Thing”. 

That leads me to the beginning of my story.  My childhood.  Let’s get one thing straight from the beginning, my parents loved me.  Of this I never doubted!  In fact with out even meaning to they put that love right into my name.  Amy means Beloved.  I am their beloved child.  Amazingly enough, I knew that from the beginning, through the worst that Satan tossed at me and even now, the richness of being beloved is ever present.

Song of Solomon 2:16 (New American Standard Bible)

 

“My beloved is mine, and I am his;
He pastures his flock among the lilies.”

As a child I believed that verse was mine! In my mind I read it as I belonged to God, and He is my God.  I felt Him call me, specifically me to his side.  I know that God is calling us – everyone of us to His love.  But I believe that God placed a passion for the meaning of names on my life early to remind me often that I was His child. I believe that God sealed that knowledge of His love in me at a very early age because He knew I would need His love to carry me through the winter road ahead.

Talk with you soon….

Category: Spiritual life