Pearls to Ponder Blog by Cynthia Jennings
Welcome to PEARLStoPONDER blog!
I am so happy to be starting this blog and excited that you decided to stop by to get a dose of practical, funny, serious, and biblical insights about women and the issues we go through but really don't want to talk about.
Let me give you a little insight as to why I wanted to start blogging and why I chose the blog name PEARLStoPONDER. As women there are so many different seasons we experience in life, some great, some good, some bad and some are AHHHHHH moments. I must admit I have experienced all of the above. To be honest while in the midst of each season I did not have another woman that I could genuinely confide in who was in that season at the same time or had successfully weathered that season. One day I was praying (or should I say complaining) to God as to why He had not given me a mentor to talk to on a regular basis. I clearly heard “because I want you to fully RELY on me” and to bring all your cares, complaints, irritabilities, etc. to me and not RELY on someone you can vent to.”
Let’s be real, as women there are times when we want someone to co-sign our pity party. While during this prayer time I was prompted to read 2 Kings 1-5 when Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah’s blessings. The correlation to that passage of scripture and the seasons aforementioned had me to see not just the miracles (God bringing me out of a particular season) Elisha was able to perform. I was also able to see his humility, reliance and obedience to fulfill God’s purpose. This allowed me to confront and expose whatever season I am in with the forethought of being able to show compassion to women as well as be a witness to what it means to fully RELY on God in that season.
Why PEARLStoPONDER? In order for a pearl to become that beautiful gem we see in the jewelry store it first must go through the muck & mire of the ocean floor. But in spite of all the turmoil it endures (while inside the shell) in the end the smooth polished finish is something desired.
As with us no matter what turmoil we endure, we must remember we are safe inside the arms of God and we too in the end (of any season) will be smooth and polished and something to be desired!
PEARLStoPONDER: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows very well. (Psalm 139:14)