“O praise Your holy name for you are worthy of it all. No one knows the cost of our Alabaster Box, the oil within that holds the deepest feelings and praises that are poured out upon your feet. Tears shed, heart-cries and pains that ache so much have been wrapped in your precious love. This world doesn’t know unconditional love; only judgement and criticism. You see past that and save. Forgiving and encouraging us to live in You and for you. Sin is remembered no more by God. Thank you Jesus. You are forever worthy of great praises.”
With the love and forgiveness of the Savior my friends, do not let this world’s view or opinion of your past/present sins dictate who you are in Christ. If He has forgiven you, then LIVE in freedom and not bondage. Praise the Lord through your tears, your shame and pain. Go before his feet and let it all out. God is for you. What love you will find when He wraps his arms around you! Hold on and hang in there. You are victorious in Christ Jesus. Walk with your head held high and press on. No one, I mean NO ONE can place you in heaven or hell but God himself. Pick and choose what you will allow to reside in your thoughts and life. I pray it’s Jesus all the way! Think on the goodness of the Lord. He’s brought you a mighty long way. Pour your praises on Him. He’s WORTHY!!
My prayers and support are with you. I am a friend who will stand by your side and help you carry the weight. For who am I to judge? I’m not God. My job is to love you and be of assistance the best I know how in Christ. Praise the Lord and live! Life is too short. Let go and let God.
In Christ be blessed, strengthened and encouraged.
Scripture References: Luke 7:36-50 tells the story of the woman with the alabaster box. It was her faith that saved her. She did it and so can you! Be of good courage.
- Praise Him (sisterdot.wordpress.com)
- The Alabaster Flask! (bishoysblog.com)
- Let the Redeemed of The Lord Say So! (livingsimplyinabundance.wordpress.com)
- The Alabaster Box (godswordforwomen.wordpress.com)
Lyrics to Alabaster Box
The room grew still
As she made her way to Jesus
She stumbled through the tears that made her blind
She felt such pain
Some spoke in anger
Heard folks whisper
There’s no place here for her kind
Still on she came
Through the shame that flushed her face
Until at last, she knelt before his feet
And though she spoke no words
Every tear she she shed was heard
As she poured her love for the Master
From her box of Alabaster
And I’ve come to pour
My praise on Him-like oil
From Mary’s alabasterbox
Don’t be angry if I wash His feet with my tears
And dry them with my hair
You weren’t there-the night He found me
You did not feel what I felt
When He wrapped His loving arms around me
And you don’t know the cost
Of the oil in my alabaster box
I can’t forget
The way life used to be
I was a prisoner
To the sins that had me bound
I spent my days
Poured my life-without measure
Into a little treasure box
I thought I had found
Until the day-when Jesus came to me
And healed my soul
With the wonders of-His love
So now I’m giving back to Him
All the praise He’s worthy of
I’ve been forgiven
And that’s why
I love Him so much
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You are so wonderful Terra. This post was amazingly enlightening. Thank you, may God continue to bless your beautiful mind with His words.-WATW
Thanks WATW! I love you my sister. This post touched me deeply. We need to stay rooted in our worth that was given to us. God gave it to us. May we remember it every time someone tries to come up against us with our past. This includes Satan himself. To God be the glory!! New mercies are given to us daily. Hallelujah!
Words for the hour…timely thoughts.
Amen. I couldn’t agree more.II’ve been feeling it in my spirit all day. So many lives are feeling as if they are not worthy. They need to know that they are.
Great Post, Terra! One of my favorite sermons suggested we give our baggage to Jesus and then LEAVE IT!
No more rummaging for me!
Thank you Dei! I agree with you about rummaging. Let it go let it go! Too much baggage will weigh a person down. I actually wrote a post on baggage if you get the chance to read it. It’s called Let go and Let God: Handling Excess Baggage ( March archive . We are being molded at The Potter’s wheel. It’s through the fire we are refined. All those ” lumpy ” pieces need to be removed in order for us to come out and looking our best. We have so much potential in Him when we are loosened. During that time of writing, God surely was doing some things in me I tell ya!
God bless you sister Dei!
Thank you for your words Terra 🙂 I needed that courage and faith in this hard time. God bless you and your support is highly appreciated.
You are welcome Joyce! Anytime. If you ever need a specific prayer about something or just in general, please dont hesitate to email me. I mean it. I know it was all in God’s timing when I posted. It is still stirring my spirit as I read it, as well as the comments. I thank the Father for giving me a heart as such. It’s in my obedience that things align with His plan and purpose.
Thank You for sharing this post, You post it at the right time. God Bless YOu
PJ you are welcome. Thank you for the encouragement. I’m praying that you as well as the other readers stay encouraged. God bless you! He is working a great thing in us. Keep trusting. 🙂
All I can say is WOW!! That was right on time, u write from the heart and what ur feeling,I Love it. Thank You!!!
God is good! He is an ” on time ” God! Ameena, you are welcome. My heart is overwhelmed with gratitude…. the Lord has put a passion in my heart to reach out be of use to those who need encouragement, who need the truth of God spoken into their lives. I am a vessel working out of obedience and love.
I’m blessed that you have been touched by this post. God bless you today! Speak over yourself and always stand in the truth the Almighty planned for your life ahead of time. There is always room at the throne to lay your heart before him. Hallelujah!!
God bless you Terra,
A word in season! Excellent post. Thank you for the words of encouragement!
Thank you for the encouragement! I thank the Lord for leading me. God bless you too!
the line that gets me in this song is… “You weren’t there-the night He found me
You did not feel what I felt When He wrapped His loving arms around me” great post! Very comforting.
I agree with you about the song line. It moves me deeply. How awesome a Savior we serve that will meet us where we are and accept us…. flaws and all. Thanks about the post. I appreciate it.
Beautiful post…Merry Christmas and many many blessings to you and your family!!! I’ve nominated you for the King of Kings Friendship Award. Below is the link.
Thank you Robin! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christ-filled celebration. I’m catching up on many post as I took a break over the holiday from email and the blog! Thank you kindly for the friendship blog. I appreciate it. Blessings to you!
Excellent, encourageing post. Thank you.
Thanks Dru! Blessings to you in the name of the Lord! 🙂
Hello Terra…thank you for this post! This is one of my favorite biblical stories and definitely one of my favorite songs! Love it! God Bless you as you bless others! — Sebastian
Hello Sebastian! Thank you for stopping by and reading. I agree with you about the story. It’s a powerful testimony. I love the song just as much! How deep it touches the soul reminding me of the night Jesus found me! We all have our personal story. To God be the glory……. praises to The One Who made a way to righteous living and eternal salvation! Thank you once again.
God bless you and yours in Christ Jesus,
Hi Terra! God is good! We have to stand now as never before because the fight is fixed…we just have to show up! We cannot allow the enemy to win a fight He has lost already! I don’t know what is going on on your side but you ALREADY HAVE THE VICTORY!!!!
I am sure you know how I feel about this one as my prayer is that He is always purging me from condemnation regarding past sins. I am putting it all at His feet, sin has no more dominion over my life in Jesus’ name!
Yes I do! Keep laying it all at His feet. No condemnation….
Amen! Bless the Lord at all times.
God bless you always! 🙂
Thank you Terra! I have been reading “Lady in Waiting: Becoming God’s Best While Waiting for Mr. Right” (based on the Book of Ruth) by Jackie Kendall & Debby Jones. I am reviewing/studying the first chapter again “Lady of Reckless Abandonment” and came across your page while searching alabaster box online. Again, thank you!
You are welcome Tyra! The book sounds interesting! Thank you for stopping by my blog page. Glad it caught your interest while searching alabaster box online. God is good!
Blessings to you!