I am pleased to present Michelle Viscuse as a guest blogger. Michelle will be speaking at our upcoming Arise conference on September 25, 2021, at LifeSprings church on Garrett Road in Durham NC. Please join us as Michelle shares her life-changing message. You can find out more about Michelle by visiting her website at Journey Pink.
What comes to mind when you think of the word “daughter?”
What does it mean to be a daughter of the King?
Let me ask it another way, “How has your experience as a daughter shaped how you view God as a Father?”
One of the most significant ways God has helped me discover what it means to be a daughter of the King has been through experiences with my daughter. One of the first lessons was when I brought her home and held her with my tears leaking onto her puffy cheeks.
I cried because I desperately wanted to protect her and keep her safe. She felt so tiny and vulnerable in a big and scary world.
God Protects His Daughters
That hunger to protect her gave me a glimpse of seeing God as a Father who protects his daughters. I was learning to see Him as my protector.
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
PSALM 32:7 NIV
He revealed more of His character and showed me His lavish love for me as I began my journey to heal from childhood sexual abuse.
One of the ways I have experienced God’s love for me is through my love for my daughter. The most recent lesson came at my daughter’s sweet 16th birthday celebration. It has been a challenging year for her, and we wanted to make her night special. So, we surprised her by renting a limo for a night of sushi and painting with friends.
It was amazing.
God Loves His Daughters
When she walked outside, she was so surprised. As I videoed her reaction, I sensed God speaking to the little girl inside of me, “You can’t imagine the surprises I have for you!”
As they gathered on the red carpet in front of the limo, I felt him say, “the red carpet I lay out for you never ends!”
When they brought out the sushi, “Oh, I can’t wait for you to experience the feast I will prepare for you at my table!”
When the first dip of paint smeared the canvas, “Imagine all of the colors I have for you! Paint to your heart’s delight.”
And I did.
As we painted, with each stroke, I reflected on His love for me. While there has been much healing, God continues to take me deeper to learn what it truly means to be a daughter of the King and experience His love.
On September 25, I will share more about what it means to be a daughter of the King at the Boundless Sisterhood women’s conference at LifeSpring Church in Durham. I hope you will register and attend.
As a little girl, were you wounded? Are you grieving and suffering as a woman? Do you know your purpose? Maybe you have given up on a dream? Do you long to experience His lavish love?
Come, and see.
My soul thirsts, pants, and longs for the living God. I want to come and see the face of God.
PSALM 42:2 TPT
Daughters, it is time to Arise!
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