PEARLS was birthed May 27, 2010, out of my pain and to help women who have hurts who don’t know how to or chose not to identify their hurt.
The mission of PEARLS is to help women identify, own up to the hurt, accept the hurt and then be delivered from the hurt. The purpose of this “dirty” process is to get us to a place in Christ where we see ourselves as Christ sees us, fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14).
Some of you have been and may currently be being drug through the muck and mire at the bottom of the ocean. But once you come to terms with and accept what has happened to you (at our own hands or at the hands of others) you will be able to walk in the confidence of knowing that God will never leave your or forsake you, (Hebrews 13:5).
As you begin to accept the important fact that you went through whatever you went through for a reason, that reason being to help someone else. Then you’ll be able to see the importance of the “why.” God created you for His glory (Isaiah 43:7), and regardless of what has happened to you, if you allow Him God will get the glory.
The process that it takes for a pearl to look pretty is extremely dirty, but when I see the end result of the perfectly shaped jewel that has a unique shine, I immediately smile! This gives me the confidence I need to rest in the enjoyment of God’s presence (Psalm 16: 8-9, 42:5, 65:4,96:6; Acts 3:9; Revelation 21:21)during the process of becoming a unique PEARL!
We all have our hurts…some of us have been delivered and some of still need deliverance. In the midst of any trial, temptation, or being drug through the muck and mire you can count on the words of our Lord, “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
Yours in Christ,
Sis. Cynthia Jennings
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. (Proverbs 31:30)