The Process

Monday was one of the most hardest things I have ever had to do. The entire week, last week, was surreal, unbelievable, unimaginable, and overwhelming. I knew that this day would come, I just did not know it would be so soon.

As my 13 year old believed, so did I. When my Husband shared with India that her Nanna had passed, she was obviously overwhelmed and stunned. Then she had a look of confusion on her face and says: “Dad, I thought God promised 70 years? Nanna had 9 more years!” How can you argue with God’s word? The conclusion of it all is that our lives are not in our own hands. Everything is God’s timing. He never fails to fulfill His promise.

Tied to the passing of my mother, is a promise directly connected to me! My mother’s death begins the birthing process for my purpose. She will never die. Not only is she resting in the arms of my Savior, but also who she is, lives on through me. 

  • What she instilled in me, I pass on to my babies. 
  • What she did in secret to connect to the women in church, especially the babes, I must do as well. 

The one thing I cannot continue to do on the behalf of her legacy…is sew. 🤣

Yesterday gave me so much strength. There was a spirit of genuineness, respect and love for my mother. I’ll never forget that feeling. 

So often we act or react from emotion. When the emotion changes, then so do we. The words of comfort we shared, the hugs and smiles, they all fade away. Why? Emotions are temporal and based upon an activity. But just What if…we somehow detached our compassion and sympathy for others when they are grieving and lived like that daily? What would our world look like? Our lives? I know. Can I tell you?

We would then be followers of Jesus. The empathy and concern we show for others when grieving is the true character of Christ, which leads me to believe that we can do this all the time.

“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” Matthew‬ ‭9:36‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“because we don’t have a high priest who can’t sympathize with our weaknesses but instead one who was tempted in every way that we are, except without sin.” Hebrews‬ ‭4:15‬ ‭CEB‬‬

And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. (Luke 7:13, KJV)

What price are you willing to pay to go through the process of truly mimicking the life and behavior of Jesus?

I love you momma. I will carry you everywhere I go. Every victory, every door the Lord opens, you will be there as well. 

Get through the process. 

9 thoughts on “The Process

  1. This devotions-is- so what Christ wants for us to be considered.!!the – love Of one another Kim !no matter what, im doing his will it feels good!! to do what Christ would.what if eveveryday,everyone expressed Love!and genuine. Concern, hum!!?

  2. Wow wow and wow unbelievable devotional today;

    Lord I thank you for continually giving my sister words of wisdom to give to us!!

    Thank you for strengthening her as she strengthens us!!

    The process wow

  3. Thank you First Lady Kim, I always look forward to reading Love & Devotion.
    It always be on time you know what your Church family need to hear. Love you

  4. Beautiful and very inspiring devotion WOG. The true love of God is the glue that binds one to Christ as you so wonderfully expressed in today’s devotion. I will continue to walk in the love Christ knowing and believing that His love expressed through me will draw others to him. Thank you WOG for such a beautiful message and for allowing God to use you to touch the heart’s and minds of those in need of Him. Selah!

  5. Good morning sweetie pea that was so beautiful I’m lost for words l love you so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏

  6. 1st Lady ….I am so inspired and encouraged by your gift of written expression at such a time as this! You are a true pillar of strength for us who are looking at you with our very own weakened hearts. Tah huh….I can imagine your mom saying. “Chile carry on…WE got work to do”! Thank you for you! Luv ya!!!

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