“You have a glow about you.”

I leaned in and told the man who was trying to hit on me:

“You’re right. I do have a glow. It’s because of my intimacy with Jesus Christ.”

He looked at me quizzically and said:

“I thought that you were a Christian already.”

I replied, “I am! It’s just that recently I’ve taken my relationship with God to another level and it is wonderful.”

He questioned: “So that means that I can not look at you lustfully anymore.”

I leaned in further and whispered: “No you can’t. Your wife would not appreciate it.”

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Seriously though!?! This situation is crazy. My no means no and my yes means yes. Every morning I search for wisdom and I find it in many different and creative forms. I am still in the process of searching for healing, mercy and grace. Yet this journey is giving me such heavenly treasures, that I would not trade it for anything else.

Every week I pray intensely for strength and support and I receive it through the inexhaustible supply of mercy from God. My family and friends are wonderful supporters of my dreams and aspirations. They are there for me in physical, emotional and psychological ways. I feel sorry for those who think negatively about my support system. Responses such as “You are so lucky”, I push them aside. Simply because all you have to do is surrender everything in your life and hand it over to God. He will make things happen that are better than you ever imagined.

There is a Woody Allen quote says: “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” That simply means that your plans for yourself pale in comparison to what God has in store for you. So I walk around, with a smile on my face, a pep in my step and count everything as joy. I embrace my disappointments because through them I cling to God. So I have a glow and I’m keeping that glow, no matter what life throws at me. This glow is here to stay. A physical glow, a spiritual glow, A glow from God Almighty.

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